The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federal housing and community development program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual grant is provided to eligible local and state governments (entitlement jurisdictions) to ensure that needed affordable housing and community development activities are implemented within communities.

The City Council approved the CDBG Policies and Procedures on August 17, 2011. The City Council approved revisions to the CDBG Policies and Procedures on June 7, 2017. The document provides an overview of the CDBG program as well as the City’s funding and monitoring process.

In order for Encinitas to continue qualifying for its CDBG entitlement funding, an array of statutory requirements must be met, including development of the: Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan), Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice, Annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

FY 2020-21 CDBG Applications and Workshop

FY 2020-21 CDBG applications are available as of December 5, 2019. To be considered for FY 2020-21 funding, please submit one (1) hard copy (no emails) of your complete application to the Development Services Department, City of Encinitas, 505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024, before 4:00 PM, January 10, 2020. Please read the instructions carefully. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

A voluntary applicant workshop took place on December 5, 2019. The workshop provided a brief presentation about the CDBG program.

Please contact Jennifer Gates at jgates@encinitasca.gov or (760) 633-2714 or Cindy Schubert at [email protected] or (760) 633-2726 with questions.

Citizen and Community Participation Plan

The Citizen and Community Participation Plan was approved by City Council on September 20, 2017.

Consolidated Plan (Con Plan)

The FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan was approved by City Council on April 22, 2015.

The City Council approved the Substantial Amendment to the FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan on April 18, 2018. 

Encinitas is currently updating the Con Plan

Over the next five years, the City will be investing money from the federal government through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) which is intended to assist low-to-moderate-income (LMI) households and communities. We are seeking your help to guide how the money is invested to create a healthy, safe, and thriving Encinitas!

City of Encinitas conducted two community meetings on October 14 and 21, 2019, regarding the development of the proposed Fiscal Years 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan. The purpose of these community forums was to provide an opportunity for residents and interested organizations to express their views on the City's development of the plan. Public Notice

The draft Con Plan 2020-2025 will be available for public comment in February 2020. 

Annual Action Plan

The FY 2019-20 Annual Action Plan was approved by the City Council on April 24, 2019.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The  FY2018-19 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report  (CAPER) was approved by the City Council on September 18, 2019. 

Section 3 Information

 Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 promotes employment, training, and contracting opportunities for lower-income residents who live in the neighborhoods where HUD funding is allocated. To the greatest extent feasible, businesses and contractors employed on HUD funded projects must make a Good Faith Effort to train and/or employ Section 3 residents (lower-income) within the area, and contract with businesses which employ Section 3 residents.

The three primary goals of Section 3 are:

  1. To the greatest extent feasible, provide outreach and training to Section 3 residents.
  2. To the greatest extent feasible, train and/or hire Section 3 residents.
  3. To the greatest extent feasible, contract with Section 3 businesses.

Additional Section 3 and CDBG Resources

For more information about Section 3 or the CDBG program, please contact:
Nicole Piano-Jones, Management Analyst
(760) 943-2237 or [email protected]