The federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) [CH link] program that is today administered by the . The CDBG program grants federal funds to state and local governments for a variety of housing and community development activities.
In 2002, Stanislaus County was designated an urban County by the HUD. With this designation, Stanislaus County and certain “member” cities qualify as an “entitlement” jurisdiction which means that the County receives CDBG funds from HUD without participating in the competitive application process. Currently, the Stanislaus County Entitlement Consortium includes the cities of Oakdale, Ceres, Newman, Patterson, Waterford and the unincorporated County.
Activities funded by CDBG program as administered in Oakdale may include the rehabilitation of existing housing, construction or renovation of community facilities, public improvements and public services.
Examples of past programs and public improvements that the City of Oakdale has supported with CDBG funding include:
- Senior Outreach Program
- Neighborhood Cleanup and Code Enforcement activities
- Housing Repair Loans and Grants
- Street and sidewalk repair
- Sewer and water line replacement
Five-year Consolidated Plan
Oakdale receives an annual award of CDBG funds through the Entitlement Consortium. The use of these funds is guided by the Stanislaus County Consolidated Plan. HUD requires Stanislaus County to prepare and submit a five year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans to be considered for funding. The Plans include a description of the agencies in the Consortium, including Oakdale, assessment of the City's needs and strategies to meet those needs with programs, services and other initiatives. Please find a link to the current Consolidated Plan in the Document Download section of this page.
Annual Action Plan
The Stanislaus County Consortium must create an Annual Action Plan on a yearly basis. This Plan includes a description of how the each entity in the Consortium will expend its annual award. The Action Plan relates annual expenditures of the grant funds to the Consolidated Plan. Please find a link to the current Annual Action Plan in the Document Download section of this page.
Annual Performance Evaluation
Each year, the Consortium must prepare and publish a "Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report" or "CAPER." This report documents the Consortium's performance against the annual goals of the Action Plan and the five-year goals of the Consolidated Plan. Please find a link to download the most current CAPER in the Document Download section of this page.
At each stage of the annual and periodic five-year planning process there is opportunity for public participation. These opportunities may be to speak at public hearings or to provide written comment. The City will notify the public of these opportunities as they occur.
Here you will find documents related to the CDBG program. Most are published in Portable Document Format (PDF).