Community Development Block Grant

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.

Pending Grant Applications:

  • CDBG CV-2 and CV-3 COVID-19 Mortgage and Utility Assistance
  • CDBG CV-2 and CV-3 COVID-19 Food Voucher Assistance

Upcoming CDBG Projects:

  • 18-CDBG-12924 Seeley Fire Station

  • 18-CDBG-12925 Palo Verde Water Well Imrpovements Phase II

  • 18-CDBG-12926 Heber Housing Rehabilitation 

  • 18-CDBG-12928 Salton Sea Housing Rehabilitation​​

    Current CDBG Projects: 

  • 16-CDBG-11151 Winterhaven Water Treatment Plant
  • 17-CDBG-12013 Niland Public Safety Facility

Recently Completed CDBG Projects:

  • 16-CDBG-11151 Winterhaven Public Safety Facility
  • 16-CDBG-11151 Subsistence Payments Program
  • 16-CDBG-11151 Neighborhood Cleanups Program
  • 16-CDBG-11151 Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo Telemedicine Program
  • 16-CDBG-11151 Imperial County Library & Services Needs Assessment
  • 16-CDBG-11151 Poe Colonia Water/Sewer Improvements
  • 16-CDBG-11151 Palo Verde Water Well Improvements Phase I
  • 17-CDBG-12013 Seeley Waterline Improvements  

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 throughout 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, Salton City, Winterhaven, Heber and Poe Colonia.  In total, 527 roll-off bins were filled during the Neighborhood Cleanup Programs.  Approximately 5,609,140 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 $120,700 in household hazardous waste was collected and taken to a special facility to be properly disposed of. 

 

Bins/Containers

Tons of Waste

Pounds 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

Winterhaven 36 141 281,480

Heber

30

103

205,880

Poe Colonia 22 121 242,200
Total 527 2,805 5,609,140

Neighborhood Cleanups Presentation