CDBG Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate-income.  

Each year, the City receives approximately $200,000 of CDBG funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects. Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity meet one of the following three broad national objectives:

  1. Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
  3. Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief)

The following examples of the activities and services that the City has implemented with CDBG funding: 

  • Niguel Woods Street Improvement project
  • George White Elementary School field improvements
  • Sea Country Senior Center Expansion project
  • Laguna Niguel Elementary School Restroom project
  • Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services
  • Services for youth, senior, persons with disabilities, and homeless

Interested parties can subscribe to the CDBG mailing list to receive notification for news concerning the CDBG Grant.

Draft Fiscal Year 2019-2020 CDBG Action Plan Review Period: March 21, 2019 - April 19, 2019

The City Council has established the Grants Ad Hoc Committee to review public service provider applications for FY 2019-2020 CDBG funds, which met on February 26, 2019. The recommendations of the Committee will be considered at the April 2, 2019, City Council meeting. The City Council will then establish funding levels for public service programs, administration and capital improvement projects in the FY 2019-2020 Action Plan.

The Draft FY 2019-2020 Action Plan will be available for public review at the following locations between March 21, 2019, and April 19, 2019.

City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy

Sea Country Senior and Community Center, 24602 Aliso Creek Road

Laguna Niguel Library 30341 Crown Valley Pkwy

The Notice of Public Hearing for Draft Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan is available here.

Notice of Funding Availability
Fiscal Year 2019-2020

CDBG Applications for FY 2019-2020 will be accepted between January 1, 2019 until January 30, 2019 at the City of Laguna Niguel City Hall. Please review the CDBG FY 2019 - 2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Funding Application below. Persons requesting information should contact Katherine Moran, Assistant Planner, or at (949) 362-4375.

CDBG FY19-20 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

CDBG FY19-20 Funding Application 

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
Fiscal Year 2017-18

During FY 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018), the City awarded CDBG funds to a number of nonprofit agencies and public improvement projects. The City’s annual report, or the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), details the uses of CDBG funds and achievements. Information on the CAPER and the City’s CDBG program are available for public review at the Community Development Department. Persons requesting information should contact Katherine Moran, Assistant Planner, or at (949) 362-4375.

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance can dial 211 (toll-free) or (888) 600-4357  24 hours-a-day and be connected to trained, multilingual Information and Referral specialists.

Fair Housing

The City contracts with the Fair Housing Council of Orange County to provide fair housing services. The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity, and preserving dignity and human rights. If you have been the victim of housing discrimination or have a landlord/tenant issue, call (714)569-0823 or go to the Fair Housing of OC's website.