Community Development Block Grant Program

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Annually, the City of Cupertino receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program entitlement funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Public Service Grants FY 2019-20:

Capital Housing Projects FY 2019-20:

2020-2025 CDBG Consolidated Plan REGIONAL FORUMS

Are you a resident, service provider, business owner or housing professional in Cupertino or Santa Clara County? We need you to join the discussion!  Please join the County and Cities of Santa Clara for a series of Regional Forums to help identify affordable housing, homeless and community improvement needs over the next five years. We want to hear from you!

Cupertino CDBG Consolidated Plan Regional Forum Presentation (11/12/19)

Cupertino Assessment of Fair Housing Regional Forum Presentation (12/10/19)

Why is this important to you?
The County and Cities of Santa Clara receive federal funds to invest in improving local communities. How should these funds be spent? Your input will help City and County leaders prioritize spending for important services and community improvements.


The City of Cupertino has issued the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Requests for Proposals (RFP). The City is requesting proposals for eligible capital housing projects and public service programs. The City may award and appropriate funds to one or more eligible projects in each funding category. Funds must be used to serve low-and/or moderate-income households located within the City of Cupertino jurisdiction limits.

The following Capital Housing Project funding sources are on a one-year grant funding cycle (FY 20/21):

  1. Below Market Rate (BMR) Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) Capital Housing Projects (up to $6,000,000)
  2. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Capital Housing Projects (approx. $245,000)

 The following Public Services funding sources are on a three-year grant funding cycle (FY 20/21, 21/22, & 22/23):

  1. BMR AHF Public Services (up to $50,000)
  2. CDBG Public Services (approx. $55,000)
  3. General Fund Human Services Grant (HSG) Program (up to $100,000) 

The estimated CDBG dollar amounts may change based upon the final federal budget approved by Congress. BMR AHF, CDBG, and HSG allocations are subject to City Council approval and may change as a result. The RFP application period will open at 8:00am on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and will end at 5:00pm on Friday, February 7, 2020. Organizations who intend to apply for funds must apply online. For additional questions, please contact Kerri Heusler, Housing Manager, at or 408.777.3251.

Santa Clara County Measure A- Affordable Housing Bond NOFA
The City’s NOFA/RFP is issued in conjunction with the County’s NOFA for the Measure A- Affordable Housing Bond.  Measure A funding is available on a rolling basis for development capital funding, project based vouchers, and acquisition funding.  Information and applications are available on the County’s website

CDBG Documents

2015 - 2020 Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan outlines the City’s housing and community development needs and provides an action plan on how the City intends to use its federal funds to address those needs. The Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan are designed to correspond with adopted goals from the City’s General Plan Housing Element. Every five years, HUD requires that the entire Consolidated Plan be updated. The 2015 - 2020 Consolidated Plan was adopted by City Council on April 7, 2015.

2019 - 2020 Annual Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan is a one-year plan which describes the eligible programs, projects, and activities to be undertaken with funds during the program year. The FY 2019-20 Annual Action Plan was approved by City Council on June 18, 2019.

2018 - 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Plan (CAPER) DRAFT
The CAPER is an annual document outlining the progress the jurisdiction has made in carrying out its strategic plan and its Annual Action Plan. The CAPER is an overview of major initiatives and highlights that were proposed and executed throughout the program year.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
The AI is a document that provides information on fair housing, identifies limitations to housing choice, and offers recommendations to minimize or eliminate any fair housing choice barriers that individuals and households face in their search for housing. It is intended to serve as a blueprint to guide future fair housing planning and resource allocation and is meant to provide meaningful information to policymakers, housing advocates, providers, and lenders in their efforts to build and support fair housing policies and practices.  

Citizen Participation Plan
The Citizen Participation Plan outlines the public's participation in the City’s CDBG Program. This plan applies to citizens, nonprofit organizations, and other interested parties.