CDBG

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The California Department of Housing and Community Development under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provide funding opportunities to Counties with fewer than 200,000 residents in unincorporated areas. The objective of the program is to assist communities to provide housing, community development, and public service activities. The County of Imperial through competitive grant applications continuously seeks funding to provide programs such as Housing Rehabilitation, Improvement of Public Facilities, Public Service Projects, Public Works Projects, and Planning and Evaluation Studies.

County of Imperial Current CDBG Projects:

  • Winterhaven Public Safety Facility
  • Subsistence Payments Program
  • Neighborhood Cleanups Program
  • Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo Telemedicine Program
  • Imperial County Library & Services Needs Assessment
  • Poe Colonia Water/Sewer Improvements
  • Palo Verde Water Well Improvements
  • Winterhaven Water Treatment Plant

Neighborhood Cleanups

Since 2014, Imperial County Community & Economic Development contracted with Republic Services (Allied Waste) to conduct community cleanup activities with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the unincorporated communities throuout the Imperial County.  The program includes several key components.  First, 40 cubic yard roll-off bins are set up at a centralized location in each community to allow residents to actively participate by disposing of their waste.  Second, a crew operating a dump trailer to assist senior citizens and disabled persons is driving around the community.  Third, with the assistance of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department, an inmate crew is tasked with clearing alleys, right-of-ways, and properties that are deemed a health and safety threat to the community.  Due to the scope and size of the project, it is also necessary to utilize a backhoe/front loader to assist with loading the bins.  Finally, a household hazardous waste disposal day is held on the Saturday of each event.

To date, Neighborhood Cleanup programs have been completed in the communities of Bombay Beach, Niland, Palo Verde, Seeley, Salton Sea Beach, Desert Shores, and Salton City.  In total, 439 roll-off bins were filled during the Neighborhood Cleanup Programs.  Approximately 4,879,580 pounds of waste were collected (not including tires and electronic waste collected).  Finally, with the assistance of Imperial County Environmental Health Services, funding was secured from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to combine with CDBG funding.  Approximately $78,745 in household hazardous waste was collected and taken to a special facility to be properly disposed of. 

 

Bins/ Containers

Tons of Waste

Ponds of Waste

Bombay Beach

68

436

871,240

Niland

116

627

1,254,320

Palo Verde

37

204

408,040

Seeley

40

170

340,340

Salton Sea Beach

40

195

390,100

Desert Shores

78

383

765,540

Salton City

60

425

850,000

 

 

 

 

Total

439

2,440

4,879,580

Neighborhood Cleanups Presentation