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Community Grants

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and California law, it is the policy of the City of Antioch to offer its public programs, services and meetings in a manner that is readily accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities and persons with limited proficiency in English. If you require translation assistance or if you are a person with a disability and require information in an alternative format or any other reasonable accommodation, please contact the ADA Coordinator below at least 72 hours prior to the meeting or when you desire to receive services. Advance notification within this guideline will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility. The City’s ADA Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 925-779-6950 Email: publicworks@ci.antioch.ca.us Hearing impaired individuals may call the California Relay Service at (800) 735-2929 or 7-1-1 for assistance.

The City of Antioch awards annual grants to nonprofit organizations delivering services that primarily benefit lower income residents and areas of the City. The funding for these grant currently consists of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Successor (State) and Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) funds, as well as other sources as available. The total of this funding for community grants varies from $2 million to $3 million annually. No grants are allowed to be given to individuals, but are awarded to nonprofit organizations with a federal 501 (c) 3 or similar status.

All funded programs and projects must meet a High priority need of the City as established in the current 5-year Consolidated Plan for 2020-25, which primarily assist the City’s most vulnerable residents.

Following are current High priorities for FY 2020-2025, and some of the types of services funded:

  • Homelessness – Homeless shelter, outreach, food, prevention and housing assistance to prevent homelessness.
  • Affordable Housing – Programs such as new construction of affordable housing, housing rehabilitation assistance, and home ownership down payment assistance.
  • General Public Services – Health care and support for vulnerable populations, assistance for battered spouses and their children, access to technology/computers and assistance.
  • Seniors and Disabled Adults Services – Home delivered meals, care management, legal assistance, advocacy in care facilities, adult day health care, independent living skills for the visually impaired.
  • Youth – Advocacy & assistance for foster care youth, crisis nursery child care for homeless/at-risk youth, interview center for child victims of sexual assault and violence.
  • Economic Development – Job training and placement, assistance to microenterprises to support small businesses.
  • Infrastructure, Accessibility and Public Facilities improvements – Increasing access to public facilities for persons with disabilities, improving streets and sidewalk accessibility in lower income neighborhoods.
  • Fair Housing – Assistance to all residents to address discrimination and and testing.
  • Tenant/Landlord counseling – Assistance for renters including eviction prevention and training of landlords and property managers.

Within each 5-year Consolidated Planning period, the City conducts two grant application periods. The first period is for two years, and the second is for three years. Applications are solicited and those that are chosen for funding will receive either two or three years of funding as long as they are meeting their contractual obligations and are in good standing.

For the 2020-25 Consolidated Plan period, the Application period for the final three-year grant cycle has passed. The next grant cycle will be conducted for for the 2025-30 Consolidated Plan period, as follows:

  • January – September, 2024 – The City will conduct a Needs Assessment that will inform the setting of priority goals for funding new projects during the period. The assessment includes analysis of census and other data, public meetings, and a public Needs Survey that usually occurs in early 2024. This process is expected to conclude in September 2024 with a City Council meeting to adopt High Priority goals.
  • October 2024 – The City joins with the County and the cities of Pittsburg, Concord, and Walnut Creek to conduct a countywide solicitation for grant applications and conducts a kick-off/technical assistance meeting, usually the first week in October. Applicants can receive one-on-one assistance and support during the two-month application period.
  • December 2024 – Applications are usually due the first week in December.
  • January – February – Staff reviews for completeness and eligibility, rates for risk.
  • March – April – Staff schedules all applicants for interviews by City Council Grant Committee. Committee rates all applications and recommends funding to the City Council.
  • April – May – Applicants are notified of the recommendations and a summary of recommendations is advertised in the paper for 30 days. City conducts a Public Hearing to review public comment and the recommendations, and adopts a funding plan to meet high priority needs. This usually occurs prior to May 15. Funding commences as of July 1, 2025.
  • Funded agencies that are new to the City will be assisted and monitored during the first six months. Agencies report on achievements quarterly, submitting quarterly narrative and financial reports, as well as Board minutes for the period. Expenses are on a reimbursement basis, meaning that the agency must front the costs for three months before being reimbursed by the City. A final report is due by July 15 each year, along with the final request for reimbursement.
  • Funded agencies that meet their contractual obligations and are in good standing submit a simple renewal application each year for the remaining years of the funding cycle. This would be two years for FY 2025-26 and 26-27, and three years for FY 2027-28, 2028-29, and 2029-30.

Funding Sources for Community Grants

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program – CDBG funds are awarded by the federal government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary objective of this program is to help develop viable urban communities through the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunity, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
The City of Antioch receives approximately $850,000 annually from HUD for CDBG grants. This funding is combined with the other sources to conduct the Community Grant processes to make grants to nonprofit agencies serving the City’s most vulnerable residents. The City also receives an allocation of HUD HOME funds, and has joined with the cities of Pittsburg, Concord, Walnut Creek, and the County to combine these funds to build more affordable housing for lower income renters. The Contra Costa HOME/CDBG Consortium works closely together to produce required federal planning documents, such as the 2020-25 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and the 2020-25 Contra Costa Consortium Consolidated Plan, which outlines how federal monies will be invested in the coming five-year period. These documents are submitted to HUD for approval prior to HUD’s allocation of funding to the City. You can find these documents below.

Housing Successor (HS) Funding – HS funds are reported to the State and follow State guidelines. Eligible projects for this source are those that prevent and address homelessness (maximum $250k can be awarded annually) and those that provide affordable housing programs. The City currently utilizes these funds for homeless programs, housing rehabilitation and grants for low-income homeowners, as well and down payment assistance for low income households purchasing a home in Antioch. Housing successor funds are combined with CDBG and other fund sources and applications are submitted together (agencies do not have to identify the type of funding for which they are applying.)

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Funding – PLHA funds are distributed by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to provide funding to local governments in California for housing-related projects and programs that assist in addressing the unmet housing needs of their local communities. Antioch has approved uses to provide some homeless services as well as construction of affordable housing and other housing programs.

To learn more about the Community Grants program, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact the CDBG/Housing Consultant below.

Email CDBG & Housing Consultant

Notifications

If you are interested in being notified of funding opportunities or need more information about the grant process, please email Teri House, CDBG/Housing Consultant or call 925-779-7037 to be added to the email notification list.

Fair Housing And Tenant/Landlord Issues

Job affected by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Need help understanding the City or County rent moratorium?

Are you being evicted illegally?

Are you renting an apartment that is unsafe or unsanitary?

Are you experiencing discrimination by a landlord or property management?

Or are you disabled and your landlord will not provide you with reasonable accommodations for your disability?

If you have a problem with your landlord, you don’t have to go through the headaches alone. Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord services are provided to Antioch residents FREE OF CHARGE through Bay Area Legal Aid and Echo Housing, by calling Echo Housing at

(855) 275-3246   |   www.echofairhousing.org

These services are funded with City of Antioch Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds
FAIR HOUSING services include: »» Investigating housing discrimination complaints; »» Counseling individuals/households regarding their rights, responsibilities and options; and »» Providing mediation, advocacy, and legal referrals.

TENANT-LANDLORD COUNSELING services include counseling on such issues as: »» Security deposit; »» Repairs; »» Understanding lease terms »» Eviction for non-payment of rent or alleged tenant misconduct; and »» Obtaining rent payment assistance including Section 8 vouchers.

Legal Advice and Representation is also provided free to qualifying lower income households by Bay Area Legal Aid, on such issues as: »» Eviction process and defenses; »» Illegal lockouts; »» Sheriff’s notices to vacate; and »» Section 8 terminations.

2020-25 Contra Costa Consortium Consolidated Plan and 2020-21 City of Antioch Action Plan

FY 2020-2025 Final Contra Costa Consortium Consolidated Plan (Entire Document)

20-21 Action Plan   20-21 CAPER Year End Report
21-22 Action Plan   21-22 CAPER Year End Report
22-23 Action Plan

2020-2025 Analysis of Impediments/Assessment to Fair Housing Choice

Recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have a duty to affirmatively further fair housing, by taking proactive steps to overcome housing discrimination and segregation. To help meet this requirement, Contra Costa County is working with the Cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek as well as the three Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in Contra Costa County to conduct an Analysis of Impediments (AI).

The AI is a report that identifies fair housing issues in Contra Costa and the region, contributing factors to issues, and outlines goals and strategies to address issues. The fair housing analysis in the AI focuses on patterns of integration and segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, disparities in access to opportunity, and disproportionate housing needs. Other components of the AI examine publicly supported housing, disability and access, fair housing enforcement, and demographics. The AI process involves an analysis of data provided by HUD, local data from the jurisdictions and PHAs, and feedback gathered from the community. The recommendations in the AI will be used to inform future policies in Contra Costa County that will promote fair housing choice and inclusive communities. We invite you to review this draft AI and submit comments.

http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/6675/Analysis-of-Impediments-to-Fair-Housing-

Teri House, CDBG/Housing Consultant
City of Antioch
Community Development Department
200 H Street, 2nd Floor
Antioch, CA 94509

Telephone – 925-779-7037
FAX – 925-779-7034

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the City provide grants to help the community?

The City of Antioch provides grants to non-profit and governmental agencies to provide social service programs, infrastructure improvements and economic development programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. In fiscal year 2022 , the City’s CDBG allocation from HUD is $866,250.

Detail of all allocations and projects funded with CDBG funds can be found in the 2022-23 Action Plan under “Reports” above this page.

Where can I find funding priorities and funded agencies and projects?

In order to receive annual allocations, jurisdictions must prepare and submit to HUD a variety of reports, all of which are advertised and available for public review. Following is a summary to help you locate the information you may be seeking:

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) – This document includes an analysis of local factors that may impact fair housing choice, identification of specific impediments to fair housing choice, and a plan to address those impediments. The AI is one of several ways in which Consortium member are fulfilling their obligation to affirmatively further fair housing, and assure equal access to services and programs it provides or assists.

5-Year Consolidated Plan  – The Consolidated Plan is a detailed planning document that provides a needs assessment, describes the City’s non-housing community development needs, its housing needs and market conditions, sets out a five-year strategy identifying priorities and available resources and establishes a One-Year Action Plan that outlines intended uses of the resources. Extensive public outreach is conducted and input received in order to determine funding priorities for the five-year period. To view Antioch’s priorities for funding projects, please see Priority Needs Tables.

Annual Action Plans – Action Plans are subsidiary documents to the five-year Consolidated Plan and provide a summary of the federal CDBG and local funding available to fund actions, activities, and programs to address the priority needs and specific objectives identified in the Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan tells the public what activities have been chosen that year to address the needs (as identified in the ConPlan) of Antioch’s lower income residents and areas.

Annual Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Reports (CAPER) – The CAPER details the accomplishments of actions that were proposed in the Action Plan, including the number of people who received services.

How can CDBG funding be used?

The primary purpose of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of lower income. CDBG funds cannot be given to individuals directly. The City utilizes the CDBG program to improve the quality of life and physical conditions in its lower income areas, and to benefit lower income residents throughout Antioch by funding nonprofit and public agencies to provide services and improvements.

How are funds allocated?

Federal funds are allocated annually to entitlement communities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out a wide range of community development activities that benefit lower income persons and households.  In Contra Costa County, all HUD-funded activities are coordinated through the Contra Costa County CDBG/HOME Consortium (Consortium), which includes the cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, Walnut Creek, and the Urban County. Consortium members jointly prepare the five year Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and also coordinate and collaborate in the CDBG application process and monitoring practices.

Within each five year Consolidated Plan period, the Consortium conducts a two-year, then a three-year funding process. During this time, the Consortium members invite all federally recognized (501 (c) 3 nonprofit status mandatory) nonprofits to submit an applications for funding the HIGH priority needs established in the Consolidated Plan. A call for applications is advertised in the paper and sent widely to nonprofit agencies throughout the county and to persons on the Interested Parties List. All applications are submitted through an online application system.  

Applications are evaluated for eligibility by staff. A CDBG Committee, consisting of two Antioch City Councilmembers, reviews all of the eligible applications, interviews the applicants, rates and ranks the applications and recommends funding levels. The entire City Council votes on the funding recommendations.

Who can I contact for help?

CDBG Program – 925-779-7037
CDBG Consultant – Teri House
Email: CDBG@ci.antioch.ca.us; Fax (925) 779-7034

City Offices: Third and “H” Streets, P.O. Box 5007   Antioch, CA 94531-5007