Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is an entitlement program that is administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Who receives CDBG funds?
HUD considers communities with populations greater than 50,000 as entitlement communities. Entitlement communities automatically receive a CDBG grant from HUD. HUD calculates the amount of CDBG grant funds for entitlement communities based on population size and the number of low-to-moderate income persons in the community. The City of Rio Rancho receives the CDBG Entitlement Grant and has received the grant since 2000. The amount changes each year but is typically more than $400,000 and provides neighborhood and public services to our low-to-moderate income residents and designated eligible areas or neighborhoods.
Applicants (sub-recipients) are awarded funding on an annual competitive basis to implement activities which meet the eligible criteria as established by HUD and the Goals and Objectives as defined in the City’s Consolidated Plan. The CDBG program year is July 1 through June 30 each year; the same as the City’s fiscal year.
Program Year 2020 - 2021 Subrecipient Application Packet
The City of Rio Rancho's CDBG Entitlement Grant program conducts an annual competitive funding process in which applicants submit requests for CDBG funding. In order to qualify for award, applications must be for projects that meet HUD's National Objectives and be for activities deemed eligible by governing HUD regulations. Applications for the 2020 - 2021 program year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) are available below. Applications are due January 15, 2020 at 4:30 PM.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
What is the Annual Action Plan?
The Annual Action Plan reflects the annual goals of the Consolidated Plan and is submitted to HUD as part of the CDBG Program. To chart the course of achievement for goals and objectives established in the Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan identifies the City’s implementation and administration plans for funds received through the Community Development Block Grant.
View the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that describes the community development priorities and multi-year goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing and economic market conditions and other available resources.
The entitlement grant serves as the City’s primary financial resource to preserve and increase quality affordable housing, provide services to individuals and families in need, and to strengthen economic and workforce development in Rio Rancho.
The City encourages residents to participate in the engineering of community development efforts by giving citizens the opportunity to prioritize how funding should be invested in Rio Rancho neighborhoods.
View Citizen Participation Plan 2016
To facilitate the goals and objectives of the Consolidated Plan, the City releases an application, or request for proposals, to non-profit agencies and City Departments interested in funding from the City’s CDBG Grant based on public input and recommendations made by the Capital Improvement Plan Citizen's Advisory Committee (CIPCAC). The application process was done in January 2013 and the CIPCAC recommendations have been made part of the 2013 – 2014 First Annual Action Plan.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Program Year 2018
What is the Rio Rancho Housing Opportunity Program (RRHOP)?
The Rio Rancho Housing Opportunity Program (RRHOP), also known as the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA), is a partnership between the City and various lending institutions. The purpose of the program is to provide qualified first-time home buyers with a zero interest loan/grant to assist with purchasing a home. No more than 50 percent of the required down payment and reasonable closing costs, up to a maximum of $5,000, may be awarded to qualified first time home buyers.
Do I qualify for RRHOP?
Interested persons should contact their local lenders to begin the “paperwork” to qualify for the program.
When you have prequalified, download the application using the links below and have your lender submit your documentation to:
City of Rio Rancho
Financial Services Department
3200 Civic Center Circle, NE Suite 300
Rio Rancho, NM 87144-4501
Please allow City staff 10 – 14 business days from application submission to thoroughly review and process application packages. Approximate closing dates should be scheduled according to completed application packet submission. A COMPLETED PACKET DOES NOT ENSURE AN APPROVAL OF FUNDS. Funding for this program is limited and the City will post the information on this site when funds have been depleted.
Download the instructions and application packet:
- Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program Description
- Lender Packet and Checklist
- Income and Household Size Affidavit, Attachment A
- Certification of Purchase, Attachment B
What is the Rio Rancho Home Repair Assistance Program (HRAP)?
The City of Rio Rancho’s Home Repair Assistance Program (HRAP) is funded via the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The program awards grants of up to $15,000 to help qualifying low income Rio Rancho homeowners with certain repairs to the home they own and occupy. The grant is not paid directly to the homeowner, but to the licensed and pre-approved contractor who performs the work. The Code of Federal Regulations, at 24 CFR 570, governs the use of these federal funds. The primary objective of the HRAP Program is to promote decent, safe, and sanitary residential housing for low income homeowners by providing various repairs to essential functioning, non-aesthetic, principal fixtures and structural components of owner occupied housing.
Please click here to download the 2018 HRAP Application Packet.
I am a Contractor, how do I qualify to provide repairs for the HRAP program?
Contractors are required to be pre-qualified by the Financial Services Department to be awarded home rehabilitation projects through the Departments Home Repair Assistance Program. Pre-qualification of contractors is required for all contractors seeking to submit quotes for any and all HRAP Projects. All Contractors must be pre-qualified by the City of Rio Rancho Financial Services Department no later than three days prior to the submission of quotes. Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. The HRAP Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and was formerly known as the Emergency Home Repair Program.
The Contractor Pre-Qualification Application packet is available for pick up in the Financial Services Department at City Hall or can be downloaded via the link below. Completed applications should be submitted in person in the Financial Services Department at City Hall, or mailed to 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 300, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144.
Contractor Pre-Qualification Application
All questions and/or inquiries about the programs offered by the CDBG Grant should be directed to:
Susan Gonzales, CDBG Grant Administrator
Financial Services Department
3200 Civic Center Circle, NE, Suite 300
Rio Rancho, NM 87144-4501
Phone: (505) 896-8766
Fax: (505) 891-5762
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