Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Program is a federal grant program administered locally by the Pasadena Community Development Commission. The national objectives of the CDBG Program are to:

  1. Benefit Low and Moderate Income Persons
  2. Eliminate Slum and Blighted Conditions
  3. Meet an Urgent Need

Over 50 non-profit agencies in Pasadena currently receive CDBG funds to provide vital services to the community. Some examples of CDBG-funded activities in Pasadena include tutoring, health services, small business assistance, senior services, housing rehabilitation, public facilities improvement, food assistance, and fair housing services.

CDBG funds for public and human service activities (e.g., job training, homeless services, counseling, child care) are allocated on a two-year funding cycle. CDBG funds for non-service activities (e.g., housing renovation, property acquisition, economic development) are allocated annually.

Community Priority Survey

The Housing and Career Services Department would like to thank the residents of Pasadena for participating in the Community Priority Survey. This survey allows the City to identify what project activities are needed in the community. The top 5 priorities for each activity category (Public Service, Economic Development, Public Facility Improvements, Infrastructure Improvements, and Housing) will receive scoring preferences during the evaluation of PY2016-2017 CDBG Request for Proposals (RFP) process. View the results of the survey by clicking the link below.

Priority Survey Results for PY16-17

Request for Proposals (RFP)

PY18-19 Pasadena Assistance Fund RFP

Pasadena ESG RFP Instructions

Pasadena ESG RFP Application

2018 ESG RFP

As an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Entitlement city, the City of Pasadena receives an annual allocation of ESG funds and releases a Request for Proposal (RFP) biennially with guidelines to apply for those funds. All qualified entities are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Eligible categories for funding include Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing, and Homeless Prevention.

Required Workshop

There will be an RFP Workshops (listed below) held at the City of Pasadena Housing and Career Services Department’s Community Room (649 N. Fair Oaks Ave). Attendance at the workshop is mandatory in order to submit a proposal for ESG funding:
Wednesday, March 15, 2018 at 10 AM

Application Materials

Proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Please click on the links below to view the 2016 RFP and associated instructions.
ESG RFP Instructions 2018-2020
ESG 2018-2020 RFP