Community Development Block Grant
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.
CDBG RESOURCE MATERIALS
PLANS AND REPORTS
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI)
2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Consolidated Plan and Action Plan
Consolidated Plan 2015-2020 and 2015-16 Action Plan
Census Tract Map
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.
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
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
National Community Development Objectives:
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
1. Elimination of slums blight in a designated area or neighborhood. There must be a substantial number of deteriorated or deteriorating building or public improvements throughout the area.
2. Elimination of slums or blight on a spot basis. Eligible activities must be designed to eliminate specific conditions of blight or physical decay on a spot basis not located in a slum or blighted area. The activity must be limited to: acquisition, clearance, relocation, historic preservation and rehabilitation of buildings.
- Meet community development needs having a particular urgency.
1. An urgent need occurs when exiting conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community. This category typically funds needed activities that result from floods, earthquakes, etc.
- Benefit low and moderate income persons
1. In addition to low-and moderate-income individuals, there are groups of individuals that are generally presumed to meet this criteria such as: abused children, battered spouses, elderly persons, handicapped persons, homeless persons, illiterate persons, and migrant farm workers.
Note: Please contact staff as early as possible if you feel that you have a project that falls into this category. Additional specific eligibility requirements need to be met to qualify in this category.
Local Community Goals:
- Ensure services to provide for basic human needs
Prevention of and shelter for the homeless and battered.
Services that enhance the safety and welfare of the community.
- Provide safe, decent and affordable housing
Rehabilitate existing housing.
Support the development of affordable housing.
- Establish safe and viable attractive neighborhoods
Support public improvement projects in qualifying neighborhoods.
Prevent and eliminate blighted and deteriorated areas.
Support safe public facilities.
- Enhance resources for positive individual, family, and community growth
Develop special projects/services for the elderly, handicapped and children.
Develop recreation opportunities.
Provide fair housing, counseling, information and mediation.
- Create employment opportunities and economic growth
Support Economic Development Activities.