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County accepting applications for available federal grants

Fernanda Lopez Halvorson

County of San Diego Communications Office

Do you have an idea to improve your neighborhood?

The county is accepting applications for funding from the Community Development Block Grant, a federal program that provides annual grants to states, cities, and counties. Applications are open through Nov. 4.

Federal CDBG funds have been used to improve local youth and senior centers, parks, streets, drainage systems, accessibility issues, and fire facilities.

Community members and non-profit organizations are invited to propose projects that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the county’s unincorporated area if the projects align with the county’s Consolidated Plan and:

● Increase the availability of affordable, supportive, and livable housing.

● Improve the quality, safety, accessibility, and walkability of communities.

● Increase and maintain accessible, available, and supportive homeless shelters and services.

The County Housing and Community Development Services is holding four informational workshops, one virtual and three in person, about the CDBG program and how to apply.

Workshop Four:

Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fallbrook Library Community Room

124 S. Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028

More information, including a narrated presentation, can be found UNDER Community Development at

Additional federal funding is available via these programs:

HOME Investment Partnerships and CDBG Affordable Housing Programs: These programs fund affordable housing opportunities, including the county’s First-Time Homebuyer Program.

Emergency Solutions Grants: These funds improve the quality and number of emergency shelters and transitional facilities for the homeless and prevent at-risk families or individuals from becoming homeless.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/ AIDS: The funds are for affordable housing and services for low-income households living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, contact Marco De La Toba at 858-694-8724 or [email protected]. People who are hearing impaired may call 866-945-2207.


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