Community Development Block Grant

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Omar Martinez
Community Development Program Coordinator

City Manager's Office
150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, OR  97123

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Tami Cockeram
Community Services Manager

City Manager's Office
150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, OR  97123

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Hillsboro Community Development Program

The City of Hillsboro has been a part of a Joint Entitlement community with the Washington County Consortium in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program since 2000. Since then, Hillsboro has received approximately $9.8 million in CDBG funding.

In 2018 the City of Hillsboro elected to become an Entitlement Community and created its own CDBG program.

The CDBG program distributes federal funds to states, counties, and urban cities to fulfill the following program goals, principally for the benefit of low and moderate income persons:

  • Decent housing
  • A suitable living environment
  • Eliminate slums and blight
  • Expand economic opportunity
  • Respond to an urgent need

Our Objectives

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities, primarily for low and moderate income persons, through decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunity.

All activities funded through CDBG programs must meet one of three National Objectives:

  1. Primarily benefit low and moderate income individuals, families and neighborhoods
  2. Prevent or eliminate slums and blight
  3. Meet an urgent local need

Public Facility Request for Proposals for the 2019-2020 Program Year

The City of Hillsboro is seeking Public Facility proposals for the CDBG 2019-2020 program year for projects that may include:

  • Facility improvements for persons with special needs (i.e. homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, nursing homes, youth centers, or group homes for the disabled)
  • Land or building acquisition for affordable housing or public facilities
  • Energy efficiency improvements for nonprofit owned facilities
  • Accessibility improvements for nonprofit owned facilities 

For eligibility requirements, evaluation and selection criteria, funding allocations and timelines, please download the Community Development Block Grant Public Facility Request for Proposals Notice

Application Period and Deadlines

The application period starts November 30, 2018.   Apply via ZoomGrants™

All applications must be submitted via ZoomGrants. A link to the application on ZoomGrants will be available here on November 30, 2018. 

The deadline to submit the completed application is 5 pm Friday, January 11, 2019. 

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.

Please note: The City of Hillsboro does not fund Public Service activities through its annual CDBG allocation. Public Service activities are funded through the Community Services Grant Program.

Application and Information Session

The Application and Information Session is recommended for all agencies applying for funding. The workshop will be an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions about the CDBG program, evaluation criteria, local strategies and grantee requirements if awarded a grant.

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 9 am. to 10 am
Location: Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E Main Street, Conference Room 113

Contact Information

For questions, requests for assistance, and to make a reservation for the Application and Information Session, please call Omar Martinez, Community Development Program Coordinator, at 503-681-5209, or send him an email through our online form


2018 Action Plan

In order to receive annual CDBG funding, the City must submit an Annual Action Plan in support of the 2015-2020 Washington County Consolidated Plan under which the City operates. The City identifies in the Action Plan its goals for CDBG programs and it also serves as the criteria against which HUD will evaluate the City's performance in carrying out the identified goals.