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 City of Encinitas is an entitlement jurisdiction, which means the City receives a CDBG grant annually to assist with housing and community development activities.


CDBG grant funding is currently available.

Applications are available here beginning on January 15, 2021 and due by February 3, 2021.

Funding is provided through the CDBG program and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act included an appropriate of supplemental funding for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG-CV) designed to help communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the current crisis.

 Available FY 2021-22 CDBG funding is estimated at $290,898 in the following categories:

  • Public Services (15 percent of grant)  $50,745
  • Fair Housing Services  $20,000
  • Facility or Public Improvements and Other  $219,898


Click here for the FY 2021-22 CDBG application.

Available CDBG-CV funding of $343,060 is available in the following categories:

  • Emergency Rental Assistance                                                     
  • Homeless Services and Outreach
  • Fair Housing Services    
  • Other Public Services

Click here for the CDBG-CV application.

Completed applications must be submitted via email to: [email protected] before February 3, 2021 by 5:30pm. Paper copies may be mailed, however please note that City Hall office facilities remain closed to in-person business due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

City of Encinitas
Development Services Department
Attn: CDBG Program
505 South Vulcan Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024

Technical assistance is available. An optional workshop is being held virtually via Zoom on January 25, 2021 at 3pm. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, questions, or to register for the workshop, please contact Nicole Piano-Jones at [email protected] or (760) 943-2237.

City of Encinitas Program Guidance and Links 

Policies and Procedures for the CDBG Program
Citizen and Community Participation Plan for the CDBG Program  
Limited English Proficiency Plan  
HUD CDBG Program   

Fair Housing - As part of their CDBG program, the City of Encinitas must affirmatively further fair housing and promote equal access to housing. Please visit the City’s Fair Housing Page for more information about Fair Housing issues, rights, education, and services.  

HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity  
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing  

Section 3 - The City also must make a good faith effort to ensure that employment, training, and contracting opportunities for lower-income residents are available for certain types of CDBG funded projects.  

City of Encinitas Bids and RFPs 
HUD Section 3 Business Registry  
HUD Section 3 Website  

CDBG Staff Contact:  
Nicole Piano-Jones, Management Analyst 
(760) 943-2237  
[email protected] 


Consolidated Plan – Five Year Planning Document to Identify Priority Needs and Goals  

  • FY 2020-25 – Approved by the City Council on April 22, 2020 
  • FY 2015-20 – Approved by the City Council on April 22, 2015 

Annual Action Plan – Annual Funding Plan Consistent with Consolidated Plan  

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report –Annual Accomplishments and Expenditures  

  • FY2019-20 - Approved by the City Council on October 28, 2020.
  • FY 2018-19 – Approved by the City Council on September 18, 2019