The Draft 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment and the Draft 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment provide information about the CARES Act funding allocated to the State of California have been updated on HCD website. The updated draft plans replace the plans that were sent yesterday. 

The public comment period has been extended to Wednesday April 22, 2020.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Amendments to the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and 
2019-2020 Annual Action Plan

Join our webinar and share your thoughts 

Now accepting public comment
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released substantial amendments to its 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. These amendments are necessary to facilitate the receipt and distribution of critical funding to assist in the response and recovery of the COVID-19 state of emergency.

What is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)?
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act. The Act will  support preparation for and response to the community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and  identified additional funding for the:
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) 
CARES Act State of California Draft 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment  outlines the State's funding priorities and strategies to address COVID-19 related impacts.

CARES Act State of California Draft 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendments (AP) incorporate additional funding in the initial phase (FY 2019-2020), and to describe the Methods of Distribution for the CARES Act funding in the CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA programs. 

Public comment period
The draft amendments are open for public comment starting 
April 15, 2020 and ends April 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Submit your comments to:  Consolidatedplan@hcd.ca.gov

The priorities for COVID-19 response are:
  • Addressing and preventing homelessness
  • Increase economic development opportunities
  • Maintain or improve public facilities and infrastructure
  • Maintain or improve access to public services
Register to attend the online webinar
The w ebinar is to provide public comment opportunity for CARES Act funding allocations to the State of California, the substantial amendments to the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan, and the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. 

April 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Consolidated Plan is the five-year planning document that provides guidance on how to prioritize the State of California's funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan also describes how federal funds will be used to address the needs of low- and moderate-income communities and improve the quality of life for Californians.

For more information, or to send a comment or question, please email  consolidatedplan@hcd.ca.gov 

Thank you for making your voice heard and helping us to achieve our vision of a California for All.