City Seeking Applicants for HUD Grants

City Seeking Applicants for $4.6 Million in Community Based Projects
Posted on Nov 28, 2023

City of San Bernardino Seeking Applicants
for $4.6 Million in Community Based Projects

Applications for three Department of Housing and Urban Development
programs are due by January 5.

The City of San Bernardino is seeking community-based organizations to apply for grant funding totaling over $4.6 million for three programs it is administering. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applications must be submitted by 3:00 on January 5, 2024.

The City anticipates having available approximately $2.9 million for its Community Development Block Grant, $1.45 million in HOME Investment Partnership Funds, and $270,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

CDBG program can fund eligible community, economic development, and fair housing activities. Eligible activities for CDBG funding must meet one of the following national objectives: 1) principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, 2) eliminate slums and blight, and 3) meet an urgent need. The types of projects and programs that may be considered for funding are:

Public Service Activities (Capped at 15%): Childcare Services, Senior Services (e.g. day programs or subsidized meal programs), Americans with Disabilities Act Services, Health and Mental Health Services, Domestic Violence Services, Legal Services, Employment Training, Food banks, and Transportation Services.

Capital Improvement Activities: Neighborhood Facilities Improvements (facilities that are either publicly owned or that are traditionally provided by the government, or owned by a nonprofit, and operated to be open to the general public. i.e. parks, libraries, recreational facilities, community and senior centers), and Special Needs facilities (e.g. homeless, domestic violence shelter, nursing homes, and or group homes).

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The purpose of the ESG program is to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing from crises or homelessness. Eligible activities for ESG funds include emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance, and data collection through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Entities that have experience and are qualified to provide services are eligible for ESG funding.


The OORP program is a forgivable loan program designed to assist low-income, eligible residents in improving, rehabilitating, and extending the conditions of their homes to meet the City’s health and safety code requirements.  The City is seeking qualified Community Housing Development Organizations, For-Profit and Non-Profit Developers, as well as construction entities to assist in the OORP program.

Additional information on each of these funding opportunities along with online applications are available at: