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Assistance to Community Based Organizations

Assistance to Community Based Organizations

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program 

Year 2017-2018

Each year the City of Palm Springs receives Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds are allocated locally and are used for various programs and projects in the City. The following chart shows the allocation of $362,316 in new entitlement funding, for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. The total funds available for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year, by eligibility category, are:

Public Facilities & Improvements*


Public Services**


Total Programmatic Funds


Administration (includes Citizen Participation ) ***





Public Facilities & Improvements will also be partially funded with program income and the reprogramming of unexpended activity funds, both from prior years and current.


Public Service is calculated at 15% of new entitlement funding.


Administration is calculated at 20% of new entitlement funding.

Click here for CDBG information:

Public Facilities and Capital Improvements:

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Desert AIDS Project – Emergency Preparedness Generator
:  D.A.P.’s proposal is the continuation of their facility’s upgrades.  These upgrades will phase the installation work for an EPA-certified emergency back-up generator in the event of power failure or disaster and provide access to essential, in many cases life-saving, services.

MizellMizell Senior Center – Energy-Saving Patio Enclosure:  Mizell’s proposal is the continuation of their facility’s energy-efficiency upgrades.  These upgrades will convert an existing open-area patio space to a usable area for programs and services.


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City of Palm Springs Public Works & Engineering – Citywide ADA Curb Ramp Improvements
:  The project proposes construction of new ADA curb ramps and upgrade of existing non-conforming ADA curb ramps in low/mod income eligible areas.


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City of Palm Springs Public Works & Engineering – Main Library Sidewalk Improvements:  The proposal included construction of a new sidewalk which would connect the existing SunLine bus stop on Baristo Road to the existing sidewalk in front of the library.



Total Public Facilities & Capital Improvements: $235,506

Public Services:

Fair Housing LogoFair Housing Council of Riverside County – Fair Housing Program:  Under CDBG guidelines, the City is mandated to provide its residents a fair housing program.  The Fair Housing Council requested these funds to provide comprehensive services that affirmatively address and promote fair housing (anti-discrimination) rights and landlord/tenant services to the City of Palm Springs as well as return to five-days a week at their Palm Springs office.

Senior AdvocatesSenior Advocates of the Desert – Senior Emergency Assistance
:  Senior Advocates requested funds to provide one-time emergency financial assistance to low-income seniors to alleviate an extreme hardship affecting their health, safety or well-being.



Total Public Services:  $54,347

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