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.

2018-2019 CDBG Application Information


The County of Riverside Economic Development Agency (EDA) has initiated the 2018-2019 CDBG application cycle (for the program year starting July 1, 2018) 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 2018-2019 fiscal year.

The City requires three (3) hard-copy, paper applications (1 original and 2 copies) for the 2018-2019 cycle. A pdf version of the CDBG application is attached. All participants in the County’s Urban County CDBG Program must submit their 2018-19 projects to the City of Lake Elsinore no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017.

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 2018-2019 CDBG funding selections to EDA no later than October 30, 2017.

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 6, 2017 to the following location:

City of Lake Elsinore

Attn: Brendan Rafferty, Fiscal Officer

130 S. Main Street

Lake Elsinore CA  92530

(951) 674-3124, ext. 298


The applications are due no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017.  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 2017-2018 program year, it is highly recommended that organizations that are planning to submit applications for the 2018-2019 program year review the training video in order to learn about the required documentation that will be required.  The online training is located at:

Notice of "Kick-Off Meeting


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a “kick-off” meeting for the 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the at Lake Elsinore City Hall, 130 S. Main Street, Lake Elsinore, California 92530. The meeting will end no later than 11:00 a.m.


Important information regarding the CDBG application process will be explained at this meeting. If you are unable to attend this meeting, contact Monica Fernandez to arrange an appointment to discuss the CDBG application process.


Attendance at this meeting or an individual appointment is MANDATORY for all persons or organizations in order to be eligible to apply for CDBG funds through the City of Lake Elsinore. Failure to attend this meeting or to have an individual appointment and sign the attendance sheet may result in automatic disqualification from receiving CDBG funds for the 2018-2019 program year.


Additional Information

Additional information regarding the CDBG Program is available at


Contact Information

For further information, contact Brendan Rafferty, Fiscal Officer at (951) 674-3124 Extension 298, or by email at


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