Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

The City of Santa Ana’s 2022-2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Application is now available for qualified nonprofit organizations. The application window will close on Monday, December 20, 2021, at 5 p.m.

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, which then award grants to local nonprofits 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.

Access the application at

Nonprofit applicants must meet one or more of the following guidelines and criteria:

  • Develop crime prevention and suppression programs that assist in the development of suitable living environments by targeting specific Santa Ana neighborhoods that have a long-standing history of crime involving children, youth and families. For example, crime prevention education programs or community-oriented policing programs such as establishing a neighborhood watch programDevelop programs that target victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking
  • Services that will benefit children (generally under age 13), including parenting skills classes
  • Health services – services addressing the physical health needs of residents
  • Mental health services – services addressing the mental health needs of residents
  • Youth services – services during and after-school programs that target teens (ages 13 to 19) that include recreational programs with a counseling/mentorship program that addresses healthy lifestyles, substance abuse prevention, crime prevention, dating violence and anti-bullying. Programs with current Memorandum of Understandings with Santa Ana Unified School District will have priority over other youth service programs.
  • Legal services that provide legal aid to low- and moderate-income residents
  • Senior services for the elderly age 62 or older

For more information, contact:
David Flores
Senior Community Development Analyst, City of Santa Ana
(714) 647-6561

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