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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), providing local governments with resources to implement programs and services that benefit lower income persons, and neighborhoods, remove slum and blight, and address community development needs.

The Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is the grant recipient for the "Urban County" CDBG Grant, which includes the five small cities in the County and the Unincorporated County. HCD receives the grant funds, and then contracts with the cities of Albany, Emeryville, Piedmont, Newark and Dublin for a fair share of CDBG funds. Each city in the Urban County administers its funds locally.

HCD administers the portion of the grant for the Unincorporated County. Each year, HCD issues a Request for Proposals to identify projects for CDBG funds. For more information see the Application Process section.

In addition to the local funds distributed to each jurisdiction in the Urban County for locally approved projects, HCD also funds a housing rehabilitation program , fair housing and tenant landlord information and information and referral support through for the entire Urban County.

For more information, please contact the CDBG Program at 510-670-5280 or by email at

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