FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2021
The City of Murrieta Now Accepting Applications for 2022/2023 CBDG Cycle:
Nonprofits Serving Murrieta Residents Encouraged to Apply
Murrieta, CA: The City of Murrieta is now accepting applications for the 2022/2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) cycle. The CDBG program is a federally funded program that awards grants to local governments to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, programs, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. Applications will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021.
The City of Murrieta encourages nonprofits serving Murrieta residents to apply for a portion of its 2022/2023 annual allotment $590,000. Of that amount, up to 15% ($88,500) can go to nonprofits. The City is currently accepting applications for that portion of its annual allocation. CDBG funds allow nonprofits an opportunity to fund eligible projects and programs that improve neighborhoods, support economic development, and address community development needs. Funds must be used between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
“Murrieta is a resilient community in part because of programs such as CDBG, which supports residents and contributes to the City Council goal of delivering responsive and effective community services,” shared City Manager Kim Summers.
For examples of eligible and ineligible activities, details about the application process, and to apply, please visit the City’s website. For more information regarding the City’s Community Development Block Grant program, contact Assistant to the City Manager Louie Lacasella at (951) 461-6008 or [email protected]
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Murrieta's more than 116,000 residents live in one of the safest cities in the U.S., with top-ranked schools, 52 parks, and a dynamic business environment. Central to all of Southern California, Murrieta is truly the gem of the valley. With a median age of 36 and an average household income of $122,207, Murrieta boasts a well-educated population and a strong labor force. Ranked the fiscally healthiest full-service city in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties, Murrieta’s future is undoubtedly bright.