Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The City of Tustin participates in the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to return federal funds to local communities for the purpose of creating housing and other necessary community revitalization activities. The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons (generally defined as members of a family earning no more than 80 percent of the area median income).
The City of Tustin became an entitlement community (a community with a population of 50,000 or more persons) in 1994. As an entitlement community, the City receives approximately $800,000 annually to allocate to activities such as: acquisition, rehabilitation, construction and improvements to public facilities; public services activities; fair housing services; and assistance to businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) appropriated $1 billion to the Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) program. The City of Tustin is allocated with $216,643 under the CDBG-R program to stimulate the economy by creating jobs, fostering energy independence, investing in infrastructure, and minimizing reductions in essential services.
The City of Tustin is required to prepare and submit a substantial amendment to the Action Plan for Program Year 2008-09 that includes information on how the City will to use the allocated funds.
|The following are the CDBG-R projects:
- Tustin Area Senior Center Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) improvements - $118,504.06
- Tustin Area Senior Center Flooring - $49,750.00
- Tustin Area Senior Center Wall Covering improvements - $19,999.66
- Frontier Park Energy Efficiency Improvements - $28,389.28
The 2008-09 Action Plan Substantial Amendment is available for public review and comment starting on May 21, 2009 and ending on May 27, 2009. Written comments pertaining to the 2008-09 Action Plan Substantial Amendment must be submitted by May 27, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. and directed to: Ryan Swiontek, City of Tustin, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, California 92780. Information concerning these documents is available at the Community Development Department located in City Hall and by contacting Ryan Swiontek at (714) 573-3123. More information will be posted as they become available.
2008-09 Action Plan Substantial Amendment
2008-09 Action Plan Second Substantial Amendment
CDBG-R Activity Data Spreadsheet
Federal Reporting July-Sept 2009
Federal Reporting Oct-Dec 2009
Federal Reporting Jan-March 2010
Federal Reporting Apr-Jun 2010
Federal Reporting Jul-Sep 2010
Federal Reporting Oct-Dec 2010
Federal Reporting Jan-Mar 2011
Federal Reporting Apr-Jun 2011
Federal Reporting Jul-Sep 2011
Federal Reporting Oct-Dec 2011
Federal Reporting Jan-Mar 2012
Federal Reporting Apr-Jun 2012
Federal Reporting Jul-Sept 2012
On May 6, 2008, the City Council of the City of Tustin awarded CDBG grants for Public Services projects for a three-year cycle (Fiscal Years 2008-11). CDBG funding applications for Public Service projects for the new funding cycle, Fiscal Years 2011-14, is now closed. Non-profit organizations may request to be placed on the interest list to receive applications for the next funding cycle (Fiscal Years 2014-2017) by calling (714) 573-3123. Funding applications for the next three-year cycle will be available in mid-November 2013, with funds being available July 1st the following year.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document, which outlines the low-income population’s needs in the City, a strategy for how the City will meet those needs, and a plan of how the City will use available governmental and private resources to implement its low-income housing strategy. The Consolidated Plan is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds as well as other federal entitlements.
The Action Plan is a component of the Consolidated Plan that details how the City will spend its annual CDBG allocation for the current program year. The 2013-14 Action Plan was approved by the Tustin City Council on May 7, 2013, and submitted to HUD on May 9, 2013. The 2013-14 Program Year for the CDBG program will begin July 1, 2013.
Copies of the current Consolidated Plan and Action Plan are available for review in the Community Development Department at the City of Tustin City Hall building located at 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, during regular business hours. The documents may be downloaded through the links below. For further information call (714) 573-3123.
Action Plan 2013-14
Consolidated Plan 2010-2015 and Action Plan 2010-2011
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)detailing how the City spent its annual CDBG allocation for the Program Year 2011-12 has been completed. The CAPER is available for review in the Community Development Department at the City of Tustin City Hall building located at 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, during regular business hours. For further information call Ryan Swiontek at (714) 573-3123.
The Fair Housing Foundation (FHF) provides fair housing services for the City of Tustin. FHF promotes equal access to housing opportunities and provides services regarding general housing related assistance, housing discrimination, fair housing outreach/education, and tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities.
For information and service regarding Fair Housing, please contact:
Fair Housing Foundation
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 302
Long Beach, CA 90807
Telephone: (800) 446-3247 or