CDBG Program

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

  • Capital Improvements
    • Physical improvements to the private or public built environment to support low income and protected populations.
  • Support for Community-Based Organizations
    • Funds to support other organizations or nonprofits (known as public service providers) that serve low income and/or protected populations.

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.

2024 to 2025 CDBG Application Information

County of Riverside / City of Lake Elsinore Application Process

The County of Riverside Department of Housing, Homeless Prevention and Workforce Solutions has initiated the 2024 to 2054 CDBG application cycle (for the program year starting July 1, 2024) and issued its Notice of Funding Availability (PDF). 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 2024 to 2025 fiscal year.

The City requires three hard-copy, paper applications (1 original and 2 copies) for the 2024 to 2025 cycle. Download the CDBG Application (PDF). All participants in the County's Urban County CDBG Program must submit their 2024 to 2025 projects to the City of Lake Elsinore no later than 4 pm on Friday, October 6, 2023.

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 2024 to 2025 CDBG funding selections to the Department of Housing, Homeless Prevention, and Workforce Solutions no later than November 6, 2023.

Applicants are required to submit three hard copies (1 original and two copies) of their applications, with all attachments no later than 4 pm on Friday, October 6, 2023, to the following location:

City of Lake Elsinore
Attn: Finance Division
130 S Main Street
Lake Elsinore CA 92530

Phone: 951-674-3124

Please note: The applications are due no later than 4 pm on Friday, October 6, 2023. 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 2024 to 2025 program year, it is highly recommended that organizations that are planning to submit applications for the 2024 to 2025 program year review the Sub-Recipient Online Training Video in order to learn about the required documentation that will be required.

Additional Information

Discover more information about the CDBG Program on the Riverside County Economic Development Agency website.

County of Riverside 2024 - 2029 Five Year Consolidated Plan

The County of Riverside has initiated the preparation of the County’s next Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The 2024-2029 Consolidated Plan is designed to assist the County, its cooperating cities, residents, and service providers assess affordable housing and community development needs and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. 

The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the HUD’s CPD formula block grant programs including the: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. 

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

The 2024-2025 Action Plan will be the first Action Plan of the 2024-2029 Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). 

A primary component of the Consolidated Plan process is a comprehensive community needs assessment survey. All interested persons, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to complete the online 2024-2029 Consolidated Plan Survey. The survey is available in English or Spanish and can be accessed at: