Community Development Block Grant Program


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to provide decent, safe and sanitary quality standards for housing, support the beautification of neighborhoods, provide needed public services and improve economic opportunities for lower income persons within Hesperia.

By law, only 15% of the CDBG's total funding is allowed for the public service activities of nonprofit programs.


The National Objectives mandated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must still be accounted for by these programs when the grants are awarded. The following are a list of objectives:

  • Elimination of slums or blight
  • Benefit low- to moderate-income individuals
  • Address other community needs having a particular urgency

Community Assistance Program Grant

Thank you for your interest in the City of Hesperia (City) Community Assistance Program (CAP).  The City CAP will replace the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Program funded through CDBG.  The CAP grant program will be similar to the CDBG Public Service Program but will not be regulated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The CAP will be funded through the City’s general fund and managed by the Economic Development Department.  We hope that participants will find CAP a very user-friendly and easily manageable program. The City is dedicated to its residents and wants to continue to fund public services.    

The City of Hesperia’s CAP grants will be awarded in June of each year through the Hesperia City Council Advisory Committee and Hesperia City Council process, beginning with the publication of the 2023-2024 Notice of Funding Availability.

All eligible public service agencies may apply for grant funding through the application process. For more information, contact April Antonio at (760) 947-1909 or

Community Assistance Application


The City of Hesperia's contracted Fair Housing service provider is the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that has served San Bernardino County and parts of Riverside and Imperial Counties in Southern California since 1980. Funded by numerous grants and awards, IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation. Located in the City of Ontario with satellite offices in San Bernardino, Victorville, Barstow, Indio, and El Centro, California, IFHMB assists thousands of individuals each year through its numerous programs at no charge to the consumer.

Fair Housing Information / Useful Links

National Fair Housing Alliance Resource Page

The National Fair Housing Alliance website contains legal resources, reports, research, links to government agencies, public service announcements, and fair housing videos.

Foreclosure Prevention and Counseling

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Additional Resources