What is CDBG?
Annually, the City of Simi Valley receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are set aside (on a formula basis established by HUD) to assist the City in meeting its housing and community development needs, to ensure decent affordable housing, provide services to the most vulnerable, and tackle serious social challenges facing our community. To help assess the City’s affordable housing and community development needs against the market conditions, the City adopts its five-year Consolidated Plan which outlines the community’s funding priorities according to need. The most recent Consolidated Plan was adopted by the City Council on May 4, 2015.
CDBG Application Process
To obtain CDBG funds, local non-profit organizations and City-sponsored programs that provide services directly to low- and moderate-income Simi Valley residents and beyond must participate in a competitive process. Although these funds cannot be accessed directly by individuals, the process is open to the general public. In general, the grant cycle begins during fall, kicking-off with November workshops. Open to all interested parties, workshop attendance is a prerequisite for applicants applying for grant funds. Next, public hearings to consider the funding requests take place during the spring. Then, preparation of awarded contracts takes place during the summer, usually around July. All projects and programs to be carried out in a fiscal year are identified in the Annual Action Plan, which is consistent with the City’s adopted Consolidated Plan. Finally, the results, including performance outcomes, are documented in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), submitted to HUD each September.
Plans and Documents
- 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan (Amended April 2018)
- 2018-19 Action Plan
- 2017-18 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, (Adopted September 17, 2018)
The five-year Consolidated Plan, the annual Action Plan, and the most recent CAPER are made available on this web page for download (see above). Hard copies are also available for purchase upon request at the City Clerk's Office at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, the Simi Valley Public Library at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, and the Environmental Services Department at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, during normal business hours.
Anyone interested in receiving notices about future workshops or public hearings should contact Senior Management Analyst Julia Ramirez at (805) 583-6728 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website to learn more about the CDBG program.