The city is requesting applications for Community Development Block Grants for Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Notice is hereby given that the City of Costa Mesa anticipates receiving approximately $900,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is “the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.”

The scope of CDBG-eligible activities established by HUD ranges from public works improvements to housing rehabilitation and social service programs that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

Funding for social service programs is limited to 15% of the City’s total allocation for a given year.  An estimated $135,000 may be available for public service grant funding.  At this time, the City is accepting applications from interested, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that provide CDBG-eligible services that benefit low- and moderate-income Costa Mesa residents.

Organizations that want to apply for funding for a particular program may view the application and related instructions on the City’s website – (follow the “City Hall/City Departments” links to Development Services – Housing and Community Development – Links).

The actual application can be obtained by contacting Mike Linares at

Applications will be available beginning December 18, 2017.  Applications must be submitted to the City of Costa Mesa Housing and Community Development by 3 PM, Thursday, January 18, 2018.   Late applications will not be accepted.  

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to Mike Linares, CDBG/HOME Coordinator, at