Community Development Block Grant Program


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federal housing and community development program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual grant is provided to eligible local and state governments (entitlement jurisdictions) to ensure that needed affordable housing and community development activities are implemented within communities.

The City Council approved the CDBG Policies and Procedures on August 17, 2011. The City Council approved revisions to the CDBG Policies and Procedures on June 7, 2017. The document provides an overview of the CDBG program as well as the City’s funding and monitoring process.

In order for Encinitas to continue qualifying for its CDBG entitlement funding, an array of statutory requirements must be met, including development of the: Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan), Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice, Annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

FY 2018-19 CDBG Applications

The application submittal period for CDBG Funding applications was December 14, 2017 – January 19, 2018. Funding recommendations are tentatively scheduled to be considered by the City Council on March 21, 2018 at 6pm. Please contact Nicole Piano-Jones at [email protected] or (760) 943-2237 with questions.

Citizen and Community Participation Plan

The Citizen and Community Participation Plan was approved by City Council on September 20, 2017.

Consolidated Plan (Con-Plan)

The FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan and FY2015-16 Annual Action Plan was approved by City Council on April 22, 2015.

The City Council approved the Substantial Amendment to the FY2015-20 Consolidated Plan on April 18, 2018.

Annual Action Plan

The FY 2018-19 Annual Action Plan was approved by the City Council on April 18, 2018.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Draft FY2017-18 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now available for public review and comment from August 27 - September 25, 2018.

Please provide written comments to: Nicole Piano-Jones
City of Encinitas
Development Services Department
505 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Or email at [email protected]

The City Council will review this report at the next meeting on September 26, 2018.

Section 3 Information

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 promotes employment, training, and contracting opportunities for lower-income residents who live in the neighborhoods where HUD funding is allocated. To the greatest extent feasible, businesses and contractors employed on HUD funded projects must make a Good Faith Effort to train and/or employ Section 3 residents (lower-income) within the area, and contract with businesses which employ Section 3 residents.

The three primary goals of Section 3 are:

  1. To the greatest extent feasible, provide outreach and training to Section 3 residents.
  2. To the greatest extent feasible, train and/or hire Section 3 residents.
  3. To the greatest extent feasible, contract with Section 3 businesses.

Additional Section 3 and CDBG Resources

For more information about Section 3 or the CDBG program, please contact:
Nicole Piano-Jones, Management Analyst
(760) 943-2237 or [email protected]