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County taking grant proposals for unincorporated areas

San Diego County is inviting grant proposals for projects to improve low- to moderate-income neighborhoods and communities in its unincorporated areas.

Funding comes from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program, which provides an annual grant to the county department of Housing and Community Development Services.

The grants will allow residents and nonprofits to submit projects that benefit low- to moderate-income residents if the projects align with the county’s Consolidated Plan (see a copy at In the past, federal block grants have been used for community centers, parks, streets, accessibility issues, and public facilities and services. Community Development Block Grants serve all of San Diego County’s unincorporated areas and six participating cities: Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway and Solana Beach.

Grant applications are being taken until 5 p.m. Nov. 1.

Residents and nonprofits working in the county’s unincorporated areas may propose projects for block grant funding that: increase affordable housing opportunities for low- to moderate-income and special-needs residents; prevent or end homelessness through accessible housing and support services; enhance community infrastructure; and provide housing and support services for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Email applications to [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]. If unable to submit electronically, applications may be mailed to 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123.

For more about the block grant program and to get an application, visit Call (858) 694-8724, (858) 694-8747 or (619) 375-3346.