Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant General Information

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.

The City of Elk Grove became an entitlement jurisdiction in 2003 and receives federal CDBG funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

See the planning documents below to learn more about the City's use of these funds.

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan sets forth policies and procedures for engaging the public in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the City's CDBG and related HUD programs, including efforts to affirmatively further fair housing.

Public comment on the City's CDBG program is welcome and may be submitted by mail to Sarah Bontrager, Housing and Public Services Manager, 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758 or by phone/email: (916) 627-3209 /

Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan sets forth goals and strategies related to the City's CDBG funding over a five-year period. The Consolidated Plan serves the following functions:

  1. A planning document for the City, which builds on a participatory process;
  2. An application for federal funds under HUD's CDBG formula grants programs;
  3. A strategy to be followed in carrying out HUD's programs; and
  4. An allocation of funds to specific projects for the first fiscal year of the Consolidated Plan.

Annual Action Plan

The Annual Action Plan describes the projects and programs the City will carry out to meet its CDBG goals over the course of the fiscal year. It also serves as the budget document and includes information on how the City will meet the needs of special populations.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is the annual report on the use of the CDBG funds and progress toward meeting CDBG goals in the prior fiscal year. The report is due to HUD within 90 days of the close of the program year. Prior to submission to HUD, the draft report is made available for 15-day public review and comment period and a public hearing is held before the city council.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, requires HUD and recipients of federal funds from HUD to affirmatively further the policies and purposes of the Fair Housing Act, also known as “affirmatively further fair housing” or “AFFH.” The obligation to affirmatively further fair housing requires recipients of HUD funds to take meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics, which are: Race, Color, National origin, Religion, Sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), Familial status, and Disability. 

Generally, in administering programs and activities relating to housing and community development, the federal government, HUD, and its recipients must: 

  • Determine who lacks access to opportunity and address any inequity among protected class groups; 
  • Promote integration and reduce segregation; and 
  • Transform racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity. 

The City of Elk Grove, as a recipient of federal housing funds, is required to assess barriers to fair housing choice at least every five years. This assessment was most recently done through completion of a housing plan called an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI. The AI Report was utilized to help inform the City's CDBG Consolidated Plan. 

The City of Elk Grove AI was conducted as a regional effort among the following entities: the cities of Citrus Heights, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Woodland; the Housing Authority of Sacramento; Sacramento County; the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency; and Yolo County Housing. 

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Housing and Public Services Program Manager

Sarah Bontrager

Email or (916) 627-3209


Housing and Grant Specialist

Alicia Tutt

Email or (916) 627-3735

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