Annual Application Cycle
Late August/Early September
A Request for Proposals are published and distributed to persons/organizations on county's mailing list.
The County of San Luis Obispo conducts several public "needs" hearings at various locations throughout the county, including one in the North County, either at the Paso Robles Library or at Atascadero City Hall.
The purpose of these hearings is to receive public comments regarding what is perceived to be the greatest housing and community development needs for the county and those cities participating in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Applications must be submitted to the city's Housing Division or the county Planning Department.
Applications received after the deadline date indicated on the Request for Proposals will not be considered by the City of Paso Robles.
Paso Robles' City Council reviews the CDBG applications received and makes a recommendation as to which applications should be listed in the Draft Annual Action Plan (prepared by the county).
The City Council makes such recommendations to form the basis for future discussion, and the recommendations are not to be considered final funding decisions.
The County of San Luis Obispo publishes the Draft Annual Action Plan to begin a public review period that is at least 30 days.
The County of San Luis Obispo conducts several public workshops at various locations throughout the county, including one either at Paso Robles Library or at Atascadero City Hall.
The purpose of these workshops is to explain and receive public comments on the Draft Annual Action Plan.
The City Council conducts a public hearing on the City's portion of the Annual Action Plan and makes a final decision about which CDBG applications will be funded in the coming year.
At this hearing, the City Council also makes a recommendation to the County Board of Supervisors regarding which applications for Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds should be approved.
The County Board of Supervisors conducts a public hearing on the county-wide Annual Action Plan.
The county submits the Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its review and approval.
July to August
HUD approves the Annual Action Plan.
September to October
CDBG funds become available for use.
It should be noted that CDBG funds may not be obligated via contract or other method of purchase, nor may they be released for a particular project or program until the following have occurred:
- HUD has executed a grant agreement with the County.
- The city and county have executed a Subrecipient Agreement for each year's allotment of CDBG funds.
- The city has executed a Subrecipient Agreement with those organizations that requested CDBG funds
- The city has completed appropriate federal and state environmental review documents.