Funding Sources

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The City of El Cajon and El Cajon Housing Authority administer a variety of federal, fundingstate and local resources. Specific funding sources are utilized based on the opportunities and constraints of each project or program. The following is a summary of the major sources of funding that are used to carry out housing and community development activities within El Cajon.

Federal Funding Sources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are allocated each year to the City on a formula basis for eligible community development and housing activities. In the fall of each year the City issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) to names on the distribution list.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds are also allocated each year to the City on a formula basis, but are restricted to affordable housing opportunities. The City periodically issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) to names on the distribution list.


The anticipated activities of both of these programs are first compiled in a One Year Action Plan for the upcoming fiscal year (July - June). After the completion of the fiscal year, a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is compiled. Both reports are subject to public review prior to submittal to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

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NOTE: The RFPs are issued only to entities (non-profit or for-profit), not to individuals. The City maintains interest lists of non-profit agencies, one for community development activities and one for housing projects/activities. To have your company/agency added to the appropriate distribution list, please email a pdf of your request on your company or agency´s letterhead. Please indicate whether your information should be included in the Community Development or Housing distribution list.

 State Funding Sources from the California Housing and Community Development Department

Periodically the State offers competitive grants to cities for housing activities. The City of El Cajon is not currently utilizing State funds.

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