Community Development Block Grants

The City of Thousand Oaks receives an annual entitlement in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These federal funds are used for community development projects and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households.  For information about these funds and the programs funded, contact Caroline Milton at (805) 449-2331 or cmilton@toaks.org.

CDBG Funding Community Improvements Project Proposal Form
The City will accept project funding proposals beginning October 1, 2015 through 4:00 p.m. January 28, 2016. In accordance with the Federal regulations, CDBG projects must primarily benefit lower-income persons or households. CDBG Project Proposal funding requests are not available for individual persons or households. (Note: there is a separate process for non-profit organizations requesting operational support to deliver public and social services to Thousand Oaks residents.)

FY 2015-16 (July 2015 through June 2016) proposal period is closed. 
FY 2016-17 (July 2016 through June 2017) Proposal Form

CDBG CAPER Report
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documents the City's actual expenditures of CDBG funds during the prior program year (July 1 through June 30).  The CAPER report is prepared each September for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

PY 2013 CAPER - July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014: $472,100 in funds.
PY 2012 CAPER - July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013: $1,400,190 in funds.
PY 2011 CAPER - July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012: $712,559 in funds.

CDBG Needs Assessment (Federal Funds)
Each year the City invites public comments on the unmet needs of lower-income persons and households.  The City considers these comments prior to drafting a spending plan for its annual Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) entitlement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  These Federal funds are used for community development activities and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households.  The City's 2013 Needs Assessment administrative hearing was held on January 28, 2013.  The City estimates that $567,950 in CDBG funds will be available to the City from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  

PY 2013, PY 2014, and PY 2015 - 2019 CDBG Needs Assessment Administrative Hearings

CDBG Action Plan
This report describes the City's planned expenditures of Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

PY 2015 Action Plan - July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016: $574,017 in CDBG funds
PY 2014 Action Plan - July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015: $557,289 in CDBG funds
PY 2013 Action Plan - July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014: $563,128 in CDBG funds
PY 2012 Action Plan - July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013: $567,950 in CDBG funds
PY 2011 Action Plan - July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012: $607,098 in CDBG funds
Table: 2010-2011 CDBG Action Plan ($729,330 in CDBG funds)

2015-2019 Ventura County Consolidated Plan
For the first time, this required HUD document was prepared on a regional basis with the County of Ventura as lead agency. The sections relating to Thousand Oaks should be reviewed in conjunction with the City’s PY 2015 Action Plan (see above) for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
PY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

2015-2019 Citizen Participation Plan (Resolution 2015-023)
The City’s revised Citizen Participation Plan describes how the public can participate in the City’s CDBG program-related Consolidated Plan process.

Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) Funds
In addition to its annual CDBG entitlement in FY 2009-2010, the City received a one-time supplemental grant of $182,881 as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  This Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) funding was used to replace 63 roof-mounted air conditioning units and 63 in-unit heaters at the low- and moderate-income housing complex, Bella Vista Apartments, located at 2011-2025 Los Feliz Drive.  The City partnered with local non-profit affordable housing development organization Many Mansions on this housing improvements project.  To view CDBG-R related documents, please click the links below.

CDBG-R Proposal
CDBG-R Funding Agreement
CDBG-R Expenditure Summary