What is CDBG?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. 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- to moderate-income persons. 

Please contact the Community Development Analyst Team to be placed on a notification list for future funding opportunities. David Flores at (714) 647-6561 or dflores@santa-ana.org and Mikelle Daily at (714) 667-2256 or mdaily@santa-ana.org

Nonprofit CDBG Criteria: Nonprofit applicants must meet the following guidelines and criteria:

  • Meet the national objective of activities that provide a benefit to low- to moderate-income persons. Programs must serve at least 51% low- to moderate- income persons
  • Align with one of the following City of Santa Ana Strategic Plan Goals:
    • Community Safety
    • Youth, Education, Recreation, or
    • Community Health, Livability, Engagement & Sustainability
    • Economic Development
  • Provide a new service or a quantifiable increase in the level of an existing service
  • Additional requirements are listed in the application

Approved CDBG Nonprofit Subrecipients for fiscal year 2019-20:




America On Track

Brighter Futures for Children of Prisoners


Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana

College Bound


Charitable Ventures of Orange County

Summer Night Lights


Community Action Partnership of Orange County

Economic Empowerment – Your Money, Your Goals


Community Legal Aid SoCal

Domestic Violence Prevention Project


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County

Transitional Age Youth


Delhi Center/CIELO

Family Economic Success Initiative


Delhi Center

Teens Engages in Learning & Leadership


Delhi Center/ALBI

School Break Enrichment


Heritage Museum of Orange County

The Borrowing Barn


Lutheran Social Services of So. Cal.

Victim Intervention


Nati’s House DBA Neutral Ground

Summer Night Lights


Orange County Fair Housing Council

Santa Ana Fair Housing Education , Counseling & Enforcement


Orange County Therapeutic Arts Center

Crime Prevention & Intervention for Willard Middle School & Neighborhood


Public Law Center

Consumer & Community Organizations Legal Assistance


Public Law Center

Affordable Housing & Homelessness Prevention


Second Chance Orange County

More Second Chances


Taller San Jose Hope Builders

Business Applications


The Cambodian Family

Plan Ahead Youth


Young Men’s Christian Association of Orange County

Financial Assistance for Sports & Aquatics


JUNE HIGHLIGHT    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDeuxGGZBSg

Active Learning Believe & Inspire -  Spring Break (4/1/19-4/5/19) produced a Spring into Dance Camp program Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:00 pm at 2 locations: Delhi Center and Monte Vista Elementary in Santa Ana. Served a total of 112 students. Fifty-two percent of our participants classified as extremely low income with 68 Hispanic participants and 40 female as head of household.