Notice of Funding Availability: CDBG & HOME for Capital Projects FY 2020-2021

Issue Date: December 4, 2019
Application Due Date: January 24, 2020, 2:00pm

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) requests applications for eligible capital and affordable housing projects, and housing programs to receive funding from the following sources:

The Commission administers US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) program funds on behalf of the County of Sonoma, the Town of Windsor, and the cities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, and Sonoma (collectively, the “Urban County”). This NOFA and associated guiding documents govern the distribution of funds for capital projects including affordable housing projects.

HUD has yet to announce FY 2020–2021 CDBG and HOME program allocations, but assuming funding levels are similar to the County’s allocation for FY 2019–2020, the amount of funding available is expected to be $1.2 million in CDBG and $725,000 in HOME funds available for capital projects (of which $120,000 will be set-aside for qualified CHDO projects).

This page contains the FY 2020-2021 CDBG & HOME for Capital Projects Funding Policies, the funding timeline, and application guidelines and forms. Please review this NOFA, the funding policies and application guidelines carefully for important information on project/program eligibility and application procedures.

Application Materials

Applicants should download and review all of the following documents before submitting an application:

Key Dates



Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Notice of FY 2020-2021 CDBG and HOME funding availability (NOFA) issued inviting submission of Capital Project funding applications

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 1PM

 Technical Assistance Session for applicants interested in submitting a Capital Project funding application in FY 2020-2021
Friday, January 24, 2020 Capital Project Funding Applications are due at the Commission Office by 2:00PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10AM Workshop for Community Development Committee and Cities and Towns Advisory Committee Review and provide feedback on FY 2020-2021 Capital Project Funding Applications.  All applicants must be present to be considered for funding.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10AM

 Community Development Committee and Cities and Towns Advisory Committee make funding recommendations for FY 2020-2021 Capital Project Funding Applications. All applicants must be present to be considered for funding.

Friday, March 27, 2020Draft FY 2020-2021 Consolidated Plan and Action Plan released. 
30 Day Public Comment Period Begins (Closes April 26)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10AMDraft FY 2020-2021 Action Plan Presented to CD Committee at Public Hearing.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (Subject to Change)Board of Supervisors to discuss and adopt the 2020-2025 Five Year Consolidated Plan and the FY 2020-21 Action Plan

FY 2020-2021 Priorities

The CDBG & HOME Funding Policies further the five year goals set out in the FY 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.

The Commission will recommend awarding funds to the most competitive proposals that adhere to the basic Threshold Criteria and rank well under the Selection Criteria found in the FY 2020-21 CDBG & HOME Funding Policies.  

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by Commission staff, who will then prepare an analysis for consideration by the Community Development Committee and the Cities and Towns  Advisory Committee (CTAC) at a public workshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 am. At the workshop, the committees will review staff analysis of proposals submitted under the competitive funding categories, take testimony from applicants, and provide feedback to staff that will be integrated into staff recommendations.  All applicants must be present at the public workshop to be considered for funding.

Staff will present recommendations at a meeting of the Community Development Committee and the CTAC on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10 am. The Committees will concurrently review staff recommendations and make final funding recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.

The Draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan will be presented to the Community Development Committee at a public hearing during the public comment period for the Draft Action Plan. The hearing will be held on April 15, 2020 at 10 am. The Draft Action Plan will include a list of projects and programs recommended for funding.  All applicants must be present at the public hearing to be considered for funding.

The Board will make discuss and adopt the FY 2020-2021 Action Plan on or about April 28, 2020.

Contact Information

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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