Overview

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).

Citizen and Community Participation Plan

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

An Amendment to the Citizen and Community Participation Plan is available for public review and comment from March 20, 2020 – April 21, 2020. Copies of the draft is available here. Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, the City has closed all public facilities. Should City facilities re-open during the public review period, hard copies will be available at City Hall, the Encinitas and Cardiff Libraries, and the Senior and Community Center. Please contact Nicole Piano-Jones with any comments or questions at [email protected], (760) 943-2237, or 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. You may also contact us to request that a hardcopy of the draft be mailed or e-mailed to you.

Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) and Annual Action Plan

Encinitas is Updating the Con Plan and Annual Action Plan

The FY 2020-25 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020-21 Action Plan is available for public review and comment from March 20, 2020 – April 21, 2020. Copies of the draft plans are available here. Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, the City has closed all public facilities. Should City facilities re-open during the public review period, hard copies will be available at City Hall, the Encinitas and Cardiff Libraries, and the Senior and Community Center. Please contact Nicole Piano-Jones with any comments or questions at [email protected], (760) 943-2237, or 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. You may also contact us to request that a hardcopy of the draft Consolidated Plan and draft Action Plan be mailed or e-mailed to you.

Background

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. To do this, the City must adopt a Consolidated Plan every five years and an Action Plan every year. The Consolidated Plan identifies the housing and community development needs, strategies and proposed implementation actions for the five-year period. The Action Plan implements the Consolidated Plan and identifies the intended use of the CDBG funds for each fiscal year. 

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

For FY 2019-20, the City of Encinitas will receive approximately $356,165 of CDBG funds and will be reallocating approximately $60,867 of prior year funds. The City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA, or as soon as possible thereafter, to consider and approve the FY 2020-25 Consolidated Plan and the FY 2020-21 Action Plan. All comments received on the draft Consolidated Plan and Action Plan will be provided to Council for consideration.

The proposed CDBG budget allocates approximately: $53,424 for public services, $71,233 for planning and administration, and $231,508 for capital improvements. Public services include homeless prevention and shelter, youth services and senior services. Planning and administration include program implementation and fair housing services. Capital improvements and other activities include a Residential Rehabilitation program, improvements to a homeless center, and improvements throughout the City to address Americans with Disabilities (ADA) deficiencies. 

The City Council is scheduled to consider approval of the FY 2020-25 Consolidated Plan and 2020-21 Annual Action Plan at a Public Hearing on April 22, 2020.

The FY 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan was approved by the City Council on April 22, 2015. The FY 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Amendment was approved by the City Council on April 18, 2018.

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]