CDBG Program

The purpose of the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is to provide housing, economic development, public facilities, public infrastructure, and planning activities with the principal purpose of benefiting low/moderate income persons in the County.

Early in 2020, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Colusa County solicited proposals for funding from its CDBG Program Income Fund.  At that time the Program Income Fund had over $1 million in available funds. 

Due to the pandemic, Colusa County's small business community was struggling and County staff focused their efforts on implementing the Colusa County Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Business Grant Program.  This was made possible through Colusa County's CARES ACT Funding Spending Plan and it's allocations to Community Investment approved by the Board of Supervisors. A total of 86 grants totaling just under $800,000 were distributed to  businesses located within Colusa County.  

The County is now currently working with three local non-profit organizations that had submitted proposals for Program Income Waiver projects that are eligible for funding from its CDBG Program Income Fund.  All projects must meet Federal and State eligibility requirements.  Eligible projects must also meet Federally defined National Objectives.  Examples of National Objectives include:  benefiting low-income persons (most projects fall in this category); aiding in the prevention of or elimination of slums or blight; and meeting a need having a particular urgency (e.g. disaster).

Given that only two Program Income Waiver projects can occur at one time, priority must be given to proposed projects of significant scale which can be implemented in the very near term and "closed-out" quickly.  

Please also note that under the County’s revised CDBG program, there will be additional opportunities in the future to apply for CDBG program funds.

  1. Tana Loudon

    Assistant Planner
    Phone: (530) 458-0480

  2. Community Development

    Physical Address
    1213 Market Street
    Colusa, CA 95932


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    Mailing Address
    1213 Market Street
    Colusa, CA 95932