City of Newport Beach accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant

The Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, provides Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the City of Newport Beach for projects that promote the development of viable urban communities by providing housing decent homes, decent living environments and economic expansion. opportunities, especially for low- and middle-income people.

The City expects to receive an allocation of approximately $391,662 and can use up to 15% of the allocation to provide utilities.

The City of Newport Beach is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations requesting funds to provide public services to low- and middle-income residents. Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the ability to implement the program in accordance with requirements established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and whose services will help revitalize neighborhoods, promote economic development, and improve community facilities. and services in Newport Beach.

Additional information about the city’s strategic plans and performance reports from previous years is available for viewing online at: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/CDBGreports.

Applications must demonstrate that the service to be provided will primarily benefit low-to-middle income individuals (households earning less than 80% of the Orange County median income).

Examples of eligible services include housing and/or support programs for victims of domestic violence, abused children/youth, people with disabilities, seniors or homeless people. Additionally, services dealing with unemployment, inadequate health care, crime prevention or substance abuse rehabilitation are eligible.

Again, all programs must benefit people with low or middle incomes. Applications will also be accepted from organizations seeking to provide equitable housing and landlord-tenant services in accordance with HUD requirements.

All interested applicants should complete and submit an application, available at https://www.newportbeachca.gov/CDBGapplication.

Applications will be accepted until 2 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022, at the City of Newport Beach Community Development Department, located at 100 Civic Center Drive.

Questions regarding this NOFA should be directed to Priscila Dávila, CDBG Consultant, at (562) 673-3388.

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