Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The City receives funds annually from U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to award to organizations serving lower income Hayward residents in housing and community development. To be eligible for Community Development Block Grants organizations must be:
- Nonprofit or governmental
- serve low income Hayward residents
- submit projects for funding that assist in one or more CDBG priority areas.
Federal regulations require the City of Hayward to adhere to a Community Participation Plan (CPP) that provides community members with an opportunity to participate in an advisory capacity in planning and assessing CDBG, HOME, and other HUD-funded programs.
Grants are awarded using a competitive process. Organizations usually submit proposals in December or January. Proposals are reviewed February - April and awarded in May. Funded grant activities begin on July 1st.
Public Comment Opportunities
The draft Program Year 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now available for public comment from September 2 through September 21, 2022. Required by HUD as part of the Consolidated Planning Process, the CAPERs outlines the City's progress and performance in meeting its priority goals and objectives established in the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. Public comment can be sent to Amy Cole-Bloom with the Community Services Division: 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541, 4th Floor | 510-583-4252 | email@example.com.