Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant

Eligible and Ineligible Activities

The City of Riverside will only consider funding proposals for CDBG eligible activities that serve primarily low- and moderate-income persons residing in the City of Riverside. Funded activities or facilities must be available to all eligible persons in the general public. Not more than 15% of these funds can be used for public service projects.

Eligible CDBG Activities

Please note this list is not inclusive of all types of activities that may be eligible under the CDBG Program:

  • Acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities for public use*
  • Acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of facilities for persons with special needs* (e.g. homeless persons, battered spouses, frail elderly, disabled adults, abused children, etc.)
  • Construction or rehabilitation of housing units for low-moderate-income persons*
  • CDBGEconomic development activities that create full-time jobs for low- and moderateincome persons
  • Health care and substance abuse services
  • Child care and after-school programs
  • Transitional housing and supportive services for the homeless
  • Crime prevention activities
  • Parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities
  • Senior and disabled centers, except 24-hour care facilities
  • Removal of architectural barriers, which restrict mobility of persons with disabilities;

*Please note that applicants for capital project funding must own the property to be assisted.

Ineligible CDBG Activities

Please note this list is not inclusive of all types of services that may be ineligible under the CDBG Program:

  • General government expenses
  • Political activities
  • Religious activities
  • Purchase of construction equipment
  • Purchase of equipment*, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings, or other personal property that is not an integral structural fixture

*Equipment is defined as nonexpendable, tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more.

General Information
3900 Main Street 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5371


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