The Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") Program is a federal grant program administered locally by the Pasadena Community Development Commission. The national objectives of the CDBG Program are to:
Over 50 non-profit agencies in Pasadena currently receive CDBG funds to provide vital services to the community. Some examples of CDBG-funded activities in Pasadena include tutoring, health services, small business assistance, senior services, housing rehabilitation, public facilities improvement, food assistance, and fair housing services. CDBG funds for public and human service activities (e.g., job training, homeless services, counseling, child care) are allocated on a two-year funding cycle. CDBG funds for non-service activities (e.g., housing renovation, property acquisition, economic development) are allocated annually. Pasadena Development Corporation
Pasadena Development Corporation provides Economic Development opportunities for small and start-up businesses. PDC is a non-profit 501(c)(4) local economic development corporation that utilizes both government: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Economic Development Administration Funds, U.S. Treasury, and private bank funds. These loans are for small businesses within the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County.