Community Development Block Grant Program

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The County of Yolo is an active participant in the State’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was established by the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.

The primary federal objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

Madison Municipal Well Replacement

 Madison Municipal Well Replacement

Each year, the State of California's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) receives an allocation of CDBG funds from the federal government. Under State statute and regulation, HCD then allocates the federal CDBG award into various program components. Out of these components, competitive grants are awarded to eligible jurisdictions.

When applied for and awarded, the county is able to assist households with loans to rehabilitate their homes from blight, improve community facilities within our unincorporated areas, provide grants to improve infrastructure to targeted income group (low-income) areas, provide funding for public works improvements and more.

Some of the more recent community projects funded by CDBG grants include:
  • Madison Community Service District: Municipal Well Replacement
    CDBG Grant No. 03-STBG-1858

    Award Amount: $500,000
              
  • Homeless Service Provides: Gap Funding
    CDBG Grant No. 04-STBG-1945

    Award Amount: $440,280
              
  • Madison Community Service District: Waste Water Treatment Improvements
    CDBG Grant No. 05-STBG-1415

    Award Amount: $452,375
If you have any questions about these projects or desire general information about the CDBG program, please contact Lisa Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Yolo County Housing, 530-662-5428.