City of El Centro

Economic Development Division

Community Development Block Grant Program

CDBG-CV Coronavirus Microenterprise Loan Program

The City of El Centro has established a CDBG-CV Coronavirus Microenterprise Loan Program (MLP) to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 retain employees and sustain continuity of operations. Financial assistance up $10,000 in low-interest or forgivable loans will be allocated to eligible small businesses on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds awarded will be based on availability, program guidelines, and the submission of all required information and supporting documentation proving financial hardship related to COVID-19. Approximately $200,000 is available in the MLP, which is being administered by the City of El Centro’s Economic Development Division.


Community Development Block Grant Program Documents

Five-Year Consolidated Plans

One-Year Action Plans

The 2019-2020 One-Year Action Plan is included in the 2019-2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan above.


Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Notification of Public Comment Period for the Draft 2021-22 CAPER Public Comment Period

Notice is hereby given that the City of El Centro has prepared the CAPER for FY 2021-2022.  A copy of the CAPER is required to be made available to the public for review and comment for a thirty (30) day period.  The draft CAPER will be available for public review from August 17, 2022, to September 15, 2022, at the following locations:

  • City Clerk’s Office, 1275 Main Street, El Centro, CA
  • Community Services Department-Economic Development Division, 1249 Main Street, El Centro, CA
  • Community Center, 375 South 1st Street, El Centro, CA
  • Public Library, 1140 North Imperial Avenue, El Centro, CA

Written comments may be submitted to the Community Services Department – Economic Development Division located at 1249 Main Street, El Centro, CA Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Written comments will be accepted up until September 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

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