Apply for Community Development Block Grants

Every two years there is a Request for Proposal (RFP) application process for CDBG grants. The next application process will start in the beginning of 2022.

Applicant Overview

Every two years there is an application process, known as the Request For Proposal (RFP). The next round of applications will be considered in the first quarter of 2022. That is when your organization will submit an application to CDBG outlining your objectives for the proposed fiscal years.

Each CDBG funded activity must meet one of three broad national objectives:

  1. Benefit to low- and moderate-income persons.
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
  3. Designed to meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

At least 70% of the grantee’s funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons; while individual activities must benefit at least 51% low- and moderate-income persons.

Join the CDBG Mailing List

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list to be notified of the upcoming Request for Proposal application process, please email CDBG@oaklandca.gov with the following contact information:

  • Email Address
  • Contact Person
  • Agency Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone number

We strongly suggest that you include an email address as it will ensure your receipt of notifications, changes, and updates regarding the CDBG programs.