Community Development Block Grant Information

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The County of San Diego Consortium FY 2021-2022 Annual Plan Strategy is currently being developed. The public comment period began September 11, 2020.

A public hearing will be held to solicit public testimony on the Annual Plan Strategy.  The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on October 13, 2020 in Room 310 of the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego. The hearing will also be available online at

Written comments should be addressed to Housing and Community Development Services, Community Development Division, 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123, (858) 694-8724, or email

CDBG Process

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was designed to improve low- and moderate-income communities.


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We allocate CDBG funds toward various community improvement projects in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County and the six participating cities of Poway, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Coronado, Lemon Grove, and Imperial Beach.

Community residents, nonprofit organizations and other County departments may submit CDBG proposals.

Our CDBG funds are awarded annually through the application process.

Applications are available each year in late summer and are typically due in the fall. The following spring, grants are presented to the County Board                                                     of Supervisors for their consideration.

CDBG - Coronavirus

The County of San Diego, Housing and Community Development Services, is now accepting grant applications for the Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Program. The County has approximately $4 million available for funding. The main objectives of the CDBG-CV funds are to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus, particularly to benefit persons of low- and moderate-income. Depending on the project, federal money may be available for your community.  Non-profit entities working in the unincorporated area of the county may propose projects for CDBG funding that benefit low- and moderate-income persons and align with the County's Consolidated Plan. Additionally, the project must demonstrate a clear connection to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Applications are available from December 8, 2020 through 5:00pm January 8, 2021. 

The Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan (on our Plans page) provides a demographic profile, an assessment of housing and community development needs in San Diego County and strategies for addressing those needs each year. CDBG applications are evaluated against the needs and strategies identified in the Consolidated Plan. The Annual Funding Plan outlines the specific projects that will be funded by CDBG that year.

Important Information for CDBG Subrecipients:

CDBG Subrecipient Resources

HUD CDBG Program Regulations

Watch our videos:

See our CDBG Video Presentations, overall looks at the CDBG application process.


For more information, please contact:

Marco De La Toba (858) 694-8724 | email