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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Community Development Block Grant

Beaumont, CA— The County of Riverside EDA is now accepting applications from non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, higher education institutions, and special districts for funding under the 2020-21 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

The CDBG program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to local government and States.

CDBG-funded projects must satisfy one of three national program objectives:

· Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons,

· Prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or

· Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies.

Examples of eligible activities include:

· Public Services: senior services, disabled and handicapped services, child care services, health services, youth services, and fair housing.

· Public Improvements: streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, sewers, storm drains, traffic signals, parks and recreation facilities, health facilities, and fire station improvements.

· Housing Services: home improvement programs for lower and moderate income household.

All eligible organizations seeking City of Beaumont funding must submit their application to the City by October 25, 2019 at 12pm. The Beaumont City Council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at approximately 6pm at 550 E. 6th Street, Beaumont, California 92223, to receive testimony and comments regarding use of Fiscal Year 2020-21 CDBG Funds. 

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