The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federally funded program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The principle objective of CDBG is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons who are low to moderate income. Another critical priority for this funding is to ensure all eligible persons receive equitable access to services, and are served with dignity, respect and compassion regardless of circumstance, ability, or identity.
As a non-entitlement jurisdiction (counties with populations less than 200,000), Del Norte County applies for CDBG program funding through the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). HCD receives funding from the federal government and releases a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) annually to invite applications from jurisdictions within California.