County Grant Workshops Scheduled

Four public workshops are planned across the county to help communities apply for funding from the Community Development Block Grant program.

The federal program provides annual grants to states, cities and counties, and San Diego County is accepting applications for funding through November 4. Grants have been used by many municipalities to improve neighborhoods by funding local youth and senior centers, parks, streets, drainage systems, accessibility issues, and fire facilities.

Community members and non-profit organizations are invited to propose projects that benefit low- and middle-income residents in unincorporated areas of the county. Projects must align with the County Consolidated Plan and:

  • Increase the availability of affordable, supportive housing.
  • Improve the quality, safety, accessibility and walkability of communities.
  • Increase and maintain accessible and supportive shelters and services for the homeless.

County Housing and Community Development Services has scheduled four informational workshops, one virtual and three in-person, on the CDBG program and how to apply. The schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 26, virtual workshop. Download the link to the workshop at bit.ly/3xngVmL. Password: CDBG.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Lincoln Acres Community Room, 2717 Granger Ave., National City.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. September 28, Lakeside Community Center, 9841 Vine Street, Lakeside.
  • 10 a.m. to noon September 29, Fallbrook Library Community Room, 124 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook.

Find details, including a narrated presentation, at https://bit.ly/2MkEJiM.

Contact Marco De La Toba at (858) 694-8724 or [email protected] People who are hard of hearing can call (866) 945-2207.

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