The City of Rocklin anticipates receiving an estimated allocation of $253,758 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2018 Program Year. Staff is beginning the process of identifying various activities that will be undertaken with 2018 CDBG funds.

CDBG funds can be used for a wide variety of community development activities which provide direct benefit to low and moderate income Rocklin residents, aid in the prevention of slum and blight, or fulfill an urgent need.

Types of eligible activities can include:

  • Acquisition of Real Property
  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Down Payment and other homeownership assistance
  • Public Facilities and Improvements
  • Economic Development
  • Public Services
  • Removal of Architectural Barriers
  • Commercial and Residential Property Rehabilitation
  • Social services such as job training, transportation, health care, and child care*
  • Planning Activities **
  • Program Administration **
    * Social service activities are limited to no more than 15% of the annual grant ($38,064)
    ** Planning and Administration costs are limited to no more than 20% of the annual grant ($50,752)

In preparing comments or proposing activities, please keep in mind CDBG funds must meet a National Objective and qualify as an Eligible Activity:

  • Benefit to Low and Moderate Income Persons
  • Aid in the Prevention of Slums and Blight
  • Urgent Need

Ineligible Activities:
Generally, the following types of activities are ineligible:

  • Acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government;
  • Political activities;
  • Certain income payments; and
  • Construction of new housing by units of general local government.

For additional information about the National Objective and Eligible & Ineligible Activities, please visit the CDBG Entitlement Program page on the HUD Exchange.

To access the current income limits that apply to these funds, you can visit HUD’s website at:

HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. While HUD does not provide CDBG assistance directly to individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, or other non-governmental entities; contractors may be selected by the City of Rocklin through a competitive recruitment process which gives priority to those who are able to best meet the needs of the community in accordance with the national objectives and other requirements of the CDBG program.  If you are interested in participating in this program, contact the City of Rocklin directly at (916) 625-5592.  


Written Requests/Proposals may be mailed or delivered to:
Rocklin ECD Department
Attn: Sharon Cohen
3970 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA. 95677

Or emailed to:

Anticipated Schedule of Events

Draft Annual Action Plan is published           March 1, 2018
30 day review of draft                                     March 1- April 2, 2018
City Council Meeting for Draft Plan                April 10, 2018
City Council Meeting for Final Plan                May 8, 2018
Submit approval of Final AAP to HUD           May 15, 2018

*Please note this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change*

If you have any questions and/or need additional information, please call or email Sharon Cohen, Housing and Environmental Services Specialist at (916) 625-5592 or

Notice of CDBG Funds Available