Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds

Notice of 5-Day Public Review Period and Public Hearing to Consider Substantial Amendment #3 to the Community Development Block Grant 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gilroy has released substantial amendment #3 to its 2019-2020 Action Plan. This amendment is necessary to facilitate the receipt and distribution of critical funding to assist in the response, prevention and recovery of the COVID-19 state of emergency. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) to support preparation for and response to the community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and identified additional funding for the City of Gilroy through is Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The City has  received a second allocation of funds through the CARES Act referred to as CDBG-CV3 in the amount of $422,085.

In keeping with federal requirements, the City is accepting comments from the public for a period of 5 days, beginning April 23, 2021 and ending April 28, 2021. Comments received during this comment period and at the public hearing will be listed and addressed in the final substantial amendment to the Action Plan that will be submitted to HUD for final approval. Written comments may be submitted prior to the meeting by mail: City Hall 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, CA. 95020 Attn: Maria De Leon, or by email at

The following are links to the draft Substantial Amendment and the full public notices. 

DRAFT Substantial Amendment #3
PUBLIC NOTICE Substantial Amendment #3
AVISO PÚBLICO Modificación Sustancial #3

Notice of 30-Day Public Review Period and Public Hearing for the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will receive public comments on the draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan and provide direction to staff on funding allocations for the proposed FY 21/22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) programs.  

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: In accordance with the City of Gilroy’s Citizen Participation Plan and the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), regulation 24 CFR 91.105, a 30-Day public comment period, beginning April 2, 2021 and ending May 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., is being circulated to solicit public comments and questions regarding the proposed action. The purpose of this comment period will be to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the draft FY 2021/2022 Annual Action Plan.  Comments on the Plan can be emailed to and will be addressed in the final version of the Plan to be submitted for approval by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

The following are links to the draft Annual Action Plan and the full public notices.

City of Gilroy FY21-22 DRAFT Annual Action Plan
PUBLIC NOTICE FY21-22 Draft Annual Action Plan
AVISO PÚBLICO Propuesto Plan de Acción Anual del Año Fiscal FY21-22

Annual Entitlement Grant

Gilroy receives an annual CDBG entitlement grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are to be used locally to benefit primarily low and moderate income individuals or neighborhoods, including the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA).

Annual Action Plan (AAP)

May 15 of every year, the city submits to HUD an annual action plan as part of its 5-year Consolidated Plan, describing the proposed use of CDBG funds.  

An amendment to the FY 19/20 AAP was approved by City Council at a public hearing on February 24, 2020 to reallocate $300,000 unspent CDBG funds for sidewalk improvements within the NRSA. This project was scheduled to begin in March, but will have a delayed start due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These sidewalk improvements are anticipated to start once the emergency situation has been lifted. 

Annual Action Plan FY 19-20
Annual Action Plan FY 19-20 Substantial Amendment No. 1
Annual Action Plan FY 19-20 Substantial Amendment No. 2

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

September 30 of every year, the city submits to HUD an annual performance and evaluation report to describe the CDBG Program performance and actual use of CDBG funds. 

The draft AAP and CAPER plans are made available for public comment and City Council approval prior to submittal to HUD.

FY 2019-2020 Final CAPER