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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Inviting Applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Post Date:01/12/2018 2:30 p.m.

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Inviting Applications for the Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Applications accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, provides Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the City of Newport Beach (City) for projects that promote the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities, particularly for low- and moderate-income persons. The City anticipates receiving an allocation of approximately $320,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019. The City may use up to 15 percent of the allocation for eligible public services meeting a CDBG National Objective.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Newport Beach is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations requesting funds to provide public services to low- and moderate-income residents. Priority for funding will be given to those public services meeting one of the Strategic Plan goals included in the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan, prior year’s Annual Action Plans, and prior year’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports are available for reference at

ELIGIBLE PUBLIC SERVICES: Above all, applications must demonstrate that the service will principally benefit persons of low- and moderate-income (households earning less than 80 percent of Orange County’s median income). Types of eligible services include but are not limited to housing and/or support programs for victims of domestic violence, abused children/youth, the disabled, seniors, or the homeless. Additionally, programs addressing unemployment, inadequate healthcare, crime prevention, or substance abuse rehabilitation are eligible. Again, all programs must benefit persons of low-and moderate-incomes.

FAIR HOUSING AND LANDLORD-TENANT SERVICES: Applications will also be accepted from organizations seeking to provide fair housing and landlord-tenant services in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

DEADLINE: All interested service providers must complete an application package, available at Completed applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the City of Newport Beach, Community Development Department (Bay B-1st Floor) located at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

Questions regarding this NOFA should be directed to Clint Whited, CDBG Consultant at 909-476-6006, ext. 115. 

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