Community Development Block Grant program
CARES Act Notice of Funding Availability 

Register to attend the webinar

The California Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $18.7 million in new federal funds for the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Round 1 (CDBG-CV1). 

Funding for this NOFA is made available pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Funding is available on an allocation basis for eligible non-entitlement jurisdictions, and will serve the same jurisdictions as the state administered CDBG program. 

What will this funding provide?
The CDBG-CV1 funding will provide support for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance types include:
  • Businesses and microenterprises/Economic development
  • Public services
  • Acquisition of real property to be used for treatment or recovery of infectious diseases
  • Medical and homeless facility improvements
Applications will be submitted through the HCD's new 
online Grants Network, eCivis.

Applications will be accepted Over-the-Counter beginning June 8, 2020 through  August 31, 2020  

Register to attend the CDBG-CV NOFA webinar
HCD will be hosting a NOFA workshop webinar to provide additional guidance on preparing a CDBG-CV1 application and expectations in operating CDBG-CV1 funded activities. 

This webinar workshop is available to the public, and grant managers, jurisdiction staff and representatives, service providers, contractors, and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend. The webinar requires registration, and interested parties may register at the below link.

June 24, 2020
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit our CDBG webpage

Questions?  Email .