The City has received a $2.6 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the California Dept of Housing and Community Development for water line replacement, housing assistance funding, and a senior center feasibility study.
The CDBG award will go towards the following three activities:
- Public Improvements ($2,000,000) - installation of approximately 2,100 lineal feet of water lines and water system components that service residential areas in an area of the city bounded by West Grand Avenue, South Oak Park Boulevard, Mentone Avenue, and South 10th Street.
- Public Services ($500,000) – Funding two programs administered by the 5Cities Homeless Coalition that include $410,000 for subsistence payments (eviction prevention) and $90,000 for security deposits (rapid rehousing).
- Planning & Technical Assistance ($100,000) – Funding for a senior center feasibility study to analyze potential sites and develop a conceptual plan with preliminary construction estimates.
Grover Beach was one of the only cities in the state to receive at least $2.5 million and also received $1.8 million in CDBG funding in 2013 primarily for water line replacement. Grover Beach is the only city in San Luis Obispo that participates in the CDBG “non-entitlement” program that allows the City to apply for competitive grants rather than receive a set allocation of approximately $75,000.