CDBG Program


Community Development Block Grant Information

City of Lake Elsinore Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

CDBG funds are awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to qualifying communities to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and services.

Typical uses of CDBG funds in the City

  • Park Improvements
  • Installation of Sidewalks
  • Code Enforcement
  • Support for Community Based Organizations, such as
    • Helping Our People of Lake Elsinore (H.O.P.E., Inc.)
    • Boys and Girls Club
  • Community Arts Programs
  • Other

Each year, the City Council approves the amounts and types of CDBG funded programs for the upcoming program year. Community meetings will be announced annually as part of the CDBG public involvement effort. Community Based Organizations are welcome to apply for CDBG funding consideration.

2020-2021 CDBG Application Information


The County of Riverside Economic Development Agency (EDA) has initiated the 2020-2021 CDBG application cycle (for the program year starting July 1, 2020) and issued its Notice of Funding Availability. The County has discontinued using its online application system for all CDBG applications.  Hard-copy paper applications for CDBG-funds must now be submitted to the City for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

The City requires three (3) hard-copy, paper applications (1 original and 2 copies) for the 2020-2021 cycle. A pdf version of the CDBG application can be downloaded  HERE. All participants in the County’s Urban County CDBG Program must submit their 2020-2021 projects to the City of Lake Elsinore no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019.

The City will review and evaluate each application for eligibility and other factors, then present to the City Council its recommendation for final approval considerations. The City will then submit its final 2020-2021 CDBG funding selections to EDA no later than December 12, 2019.

Additionally, a mandatory meeting will be held at City Hall (130 S. Main St., Lake Elsinore, CA  9230) on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. For an application to be considered, a representative from the applying organization MUST be in attendance.  

Applicants are required to submit three (3) hard-copies (1 original and two copies) of their applications, with all attachments no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 to the following location:

City of Lake Elsinore

Attn: Finance Division

130 S. Main Street

Lake Elsinore CA  92530

(951) 674-3124

The applications are due no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Applications received after the deadline may not be accepted.

Online Training

EDA has also posted an online training video.  Although the posted video is for the 2019-2020 program year, it is highly recommended that organizations that are planning to submit applications for the 2020-2021 program year review the training video in order to learn about the required documentation that will be required.  The online training is located at: 

Sub-Recipient Online Training

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the CDBG Program is available at

Riverside County Economic Development Agency


Contact Information


For further information, contact the Finance Division at (951) 674-3124, or by email at