Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - 2017 Application Cycle

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March 22, 2017

The County of Santa Fe, New Mexico, wishes to inform all interested parties that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will conduct two public hearings at the following dates, times, and locations:

  • March 28, 2017 2:00 PM Santa Fe County Administrative Building 102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, NM
  • April 11, 2017 2:00 PM Santa Fe County Administrative Building 102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, NM


The purpose of these public hearings will be to report on past CDBG program activities and to receive public input on community development needs and suggestions for future CDBG projects. At these public hearings, the BCC will review proposals and potentially select one project for the 2017 CDBG application process. The County will be accepting proposals for the 2017 application until 5 p.m. on March 24, 2017. For more information on the public hearings, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (505) 986-6200.


The CDBG Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, in order to assist communities in providing essential community facilities, providing decent housing for residents, promoting economic development and maintaining a suitable living environment. The State of New Mexico estimates the 2017 appropriation of $9,000,000 to be distributed statewide on a competitive basis.


State and national objectives of the 2017 CDBG Program require that assistance be made available for activities that principally benefits persons of low and moderate income.
Applications are limited to a maximum of $500,000 without certified cost estimates and $750,000 with certified cost estimates by a licensed professional. Planning applications are limited to $50,000.


Eligible activities and categories will be described. All interested parties are invited to attend, to submit project ideas, to provide supporting data and testimony, and other pertinent information.

With sufficient notice, a translator will be provided for non-English speaking residents.
Those unable to attend the public hearing may send written comments to:
Aaron Detter, Santa Fe County, P.O. Box 276, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0276
For more information and to receive the application form, please visit the County’s website at www.santafecountynm.gov  or contact Aaron Detter at ajdetter@santafecountynm.gov  or 505-995-2733.