The City of Irvine receives annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) entitlement grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
|HUD Program Overview||Consolidated Plan||Action Plan|
|Citizen Participation Plan|
|Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)|
CDBG is the principal federal program providing local governments with grants to improve the physical, economic, and social conditions in their communities. While spending priorities are determined at the local level, the program is primarily intended to provide affordable housing, establish and maintain a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income residents.
HOME funds are intended to facilitate long-term public-private partnerships in an effort to expand the availability of affordable housing. HOME funds may be used exclusively to create affordable housing for low and moderate-income residents.
ESG funds may be used for street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing and Homeless Management Information System.
These programs allow the City of Irvine to issue grants and loans to local organizations for a wide variety of community development activities that benefit eligible for extremely low, very low, low and moderate-income Irvine residents.
How to Apply for CDBG, HOME, and ESG Funds
CDBG, HOME and ESG funds are available as grants or loans to incorporate nonprofit, for-profit, or public organizations serving Irvine residents. Applicants must have the financial management and programmatic expertise to successfully develop, design, implement, and monitor the proposed program or project. Applications are solicited annually from local organizations to provide services for youth, seniors, special needs, homeless, or other qualified low and moderate-income Irvine residents. Applications are also solicited annually for affordable housing or other eligible capital project proposals.
The NOFA materials presented during the Technical Workshop include:
- NOFA and Application Instructions
- CDBG Public Service Application
- CDBG/HOME Capital Project Application
- ESG Application
- NOFA Technical Workshop Presentation
All applications must be submitted by electronic mail to CDBG@cityofirvine.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023. No late applications will be accepted.
To receive its annual CDBG, HOME and ESG entitlement grants from HUD, the City must develop a Consolidated Plan every five years. The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive assessment of the City’s housing and community development needs for the short and long term, including housing, homelessness, economic development, and public services (e.g. health and human service programs). The Consolidated Plan also includes strategies for addressing the identified needs, which are intended to guide the City’s use of CDBG, HOME and ESG funds over a five-year period. The current Consolidated Plan was approved by the City Council on May 26, 2020 and covers Program years 2020 through 2024.
- 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Action Plan as amended November 27, 2020
- 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Action Plan
- Amendment No. 3 to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2019-2020 Action Plan
- Adopted Amendment No. 2 to 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2019-2020 Action Plan
- 2015-19 Consolidated Plan as Amended June 11, 2019
- 2015-19 Consolidated Plan
HUD requires the City to develop an annual funding strategy called an Action Plan, which details the programs and projects to be funded each year. The Action Plan also outlines the proposed outcomes for the funded activities. Each Action Plan covers a single program year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.
- 2023-2024 Action Plan
- 2022-23 Action Plan
- Adopted Substantial Amendment to the 2021-2022 Action Plan
- 2021-2022 Action Plan
- Amendment No. 4 to the 2019-2020 Action Plan
- 2019-20 Action Plan as Amended June 11, 2019
- 2018-19 Action Plan
- 2017-18 Action Plan
This plan sets forth the policies and procedures to encourage citizen participation, especially low- and moderate-income citizens, in the planning, implementation and assessment of HUD-funded programs and projects.
This plan identifies impediments to fair housing, conditions in which individuals of similar income levels in the same housing market may have housing choice influenced by race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation or similar factors. The AI reviews public and private policies, practices and procedures affecting housing choice and recommends actions to address any identified potential impediments.
At the conclusion of each Program Year, the City is required by HUD to report on its progress toward meeting the goals and objectives of the annual Action Plan and five-year Consolidated Plan. The CAPER covers the Program Year that begins July 1 and ends June 30.
HUD allocated $3,524,291 of HOME-American Rescue Plan Act (HOME-ARP) funding to the City of Irvine in September 2021. In order to receive the HOME-ARP allocation, the City is required to develop a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan that will become part of the City’s Program Year 2021 HUD Annual Action Plan by substantial amendment. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was approved by City Council on February 28, 2023 and approved by HUD.
The following web sites offer a wealth of information about the HUD grant programs, their rules and regulations, and the ways in which organizations can take advantage of their resources:
- 2023 HUD Income Limits
- Playing By The Rules – A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems
- Guide to CDBG National Objectives and Eligible Activities
- Office of Inspector General Legal Services Corporation Audit Guidance
- CDBG Program Regulations(24 CFR Part 570)
- HUD Community Planning & Development (CPD) Notices
- Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
- Complying with HUD Section 3 requirements
- Davis-Bacon Labor Standards (for capital projects)
- System for Award Management - Vendors debarred from doing business with HUD
- Unique Entity ID Requirement (UEI)
For more about the City of Irvine CDBG, HOME or ESG programs, email Irvine CDBG or call 949-724-6114.