The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been around for 46 years! CDBG is funding that Congress budgets every year. The City of Riverside receives its share of CDBG from the federal Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) to address a wide range of community development needs from neighborhood improvements to public services to economic development to affordable housing to name just a few.
At the City of Riverside CDBG funds are managed by the Community & Economic Development Department (CEDD) CDBG/Grants Division and distributed according to community needs through an Annual Action Plan process. The community, City Council, and City staff have an opportunity to provide input. Funds are then allocated to various nonprofit organizations and City departments to implement needed activities.
The benefits of the CDBG program can be seen throughout the community.
The benefits of the CDBG program can be seen throughout the community through services provided by: Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Operation SafeHouse, Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center, local senior centers, and through improvements/renovations to parks and community centers; or through business and loan programs that support small businesses.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-Grants Division is key to the City’s demonstrated success in sustainable neighborhood revitalization through a community-based strategy addressing the physical, economic and social needs of the community; to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, for low- to moderate-income persons.
Can I get CDBG funds?
CDBG funds are actually not available to individuals or awarded directly to people. The City distributes CDBG funds to non-profit organizations, educational establishments, faith based organizations, and city departments. Non-profits or other interested parties can stay informed about the CDBG on this page or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microenterprise Business Grant Program
The Microenterprise Business Grant Program is a United Way Inland Valleys project in partnership with the City of Riverside Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, that offers a ONE-TIME GRANT UP TO $7,500 to help assist Riverside small businesses with their needs during the local emergency. For more information please visit: https://www.riversideca.gov/press/microenterprise-business-grant-program