Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant, as created by the Federal Housing and Community Acts of 1974 and 1987, has as its primary objective the development of viable communities through the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expansion of economic opportunities. The funds are intended to benefit primarily low-and moderate-income persons in the City of Napa.


The City of Napa would like your input on the most important housing and community development needs in the City. Please complete the brief survey using the links below.

                    Housing and Community Development Needs Survey                Encuesta de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario

The draft 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is now available for review. The public comment period is open now and will close on January 21, 2020. Written comments should be direct to Stephanie Gaul, Housing Division, 1115 Seminary Street, Napa CA 94559.

Draft 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice


Consolidated Plan & Action Plan

2019 - 2020 Annual Action Plan (PDF)

2018 - 2019  Annual Action Plan (PDF)     2017 - 2018 Annual Action Plan (PDF)  

2016 - 2017 Annual Action Plan (PDF)      2015 - 2020 Consolidated Plan & 2015 - 2016 Action Plan (PDF)    

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPERS)

2018 - 2019 CAPER (PDF)

2017 - 2018 CAPER (PDF)                        2016 - 2017 CAPER (PDF)  

2015 - 2016 CAPER (PDF)                        2014 - 2015 CAPER (PDF)  

CDBG Fund Categories

Requests for CDBG funding total approximately two times the amount available each year. This means that is impossible to fund all proposals in a given year, particularly in categories with funding caps. There are three major funding categories for the CDBG program.

Public Service

This category is allocated a maximum of 15% of annual City of Napa allocation, plus 15% of the program income for the previous fiscal year. These funds can be used to carry out programs that enhance public services in areas such as housing, food, health, safety, and education. Examples of projects that have received previous funding include: dental care for children, emergency shelter services, and senior support services.

Planning and Administration

This category is allocated a maximum of 20% of the annual allocation, plus 20% of the estimated program income for the fiscal year. These funds are utilized for City of Napa CDBG Program administration.  

Community Development Improvements

This category receives the remainder of the annual allocation and any reprogrammed funds from the prior program years. There is no maximum funding cap in this category. These funds can be utilized for physical improvement projects, housing rehabilitation, property acquisition, and economic development activities that will either further the City's effort to prevent slums and blight or serve low-and moderate-income residents.

Project Eligibility

For a project to be considered eligible for CDBG funds in any of the funding categories, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet one or more National Community Development Objectives
  • Meet one or more Local Community Objectives
  • Be physically located within Napa City limits or serve City of Napa residents