In 2019, Pinal County was designated an urban country under the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development Entitlement Program. Under this program, Pinal County is allocated funding
under the CDBG and HOME programs. Funding is provided if the County submits a five year consolidated plan,
an annual action plan, an analysis of impediments to fair housing plan, a public participation plan, and a
consolidated annual performance and evaluation report.
For the fiscal year 2019, the County was allotted $1,301,489. In CDBG funds. The
submitted action plan identified the following projects to be completed with the FY19 funding:
- Completion of the consolidate plan by a consultant
- Owner occupied housing rehabilitation completed by the Pinal County Housing
- Water line improvements within the municipal boundaries of the Town of
As part of the entitlement process Pinal County communities may elect to join
the County and receive funding under the County’s allocation. For the fiscal year 2020, four Pinal County
communities joined the County: Eloy, Florence, Mammoth, and Maricopa.
Projects under the CDBG program must address one of three national objectives
established by HUD.
These national objectives are:
- Low Mod Benefit: The activity must benefit low and moderate-income persons but such
activities cannot benefit moderate-income persons to the exclusion of low-income persons. 70% of all
Pinal County CDBG funds must fall within this category. Eligible activities fall into one of the
following four categories:
- Area wide Benefit - benefits low to moderate income persons residing in an
area in which 51% of the residents are considered low to moderate income. Example projects -
street paving, youth center, fire station and/or equipment, new water lines, drilling of new
water wells, parks, libraries.
- Limited Clientele Benefit - provides benefits to a target group (as
identified by CDBG) that is assumed to be 51% low to moderate income. These target groups
are abused children, persons with disabilities, children, elderly persons (age 62+),
battered spouses, homeless persons (an adult without children or a youth not accompanied by
an adult), adults with severe disabilities (age 16+), illiterate persons, persons living
with AIDS and migrant farm workers. Example projects - senior center, removal of
architectural barriers, social service center, literacy training.
- Housing - assistance to improve residential structures or assistance to
purchase homes for qualified persons who individually meet the low to moderate-income
requirements. Example projects – owner occupied housing rehabilitation, homeowner
assistance, mobile home replacement, new construction of homes by non-profit for eligible
- Job Creation or Retention - economic development assistance, in which the
end result creates or retains permanent jobs, at least 51% of which are held by or will be
made available to low to moderate income persons. Example projects - job training and
placement for low to moderate income persons for specific jobs.
- Slum / Blight: The activity must aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or
blight. Example projects - demolition and clearance, downtown redevelopment plan, code enforcement,
- Urgent Need: The activity meets other community development needs having particular
urgency, which pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.
Example projects - demolition and clearance, commercial rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation.
In FY20 Pinal County will also receive an allocation of HOME funds. These funds
will be administered through the Pinal County Housing Department and may include housing related projects
such as owner occupied housing rehabilitation, rental rehabilitation, rental assistance, affordable housing
development, and down payment assistance. All housing programs must benefit low and moderate income
households. Discussion on the use of HOME funds will also be included in the public meetings listed above.
Any member of the Pinal County community may submit a project idea by completing
Identification Form and submitting it to the Pinal County Grants Office at [email protected].
FY2020 Annual Action Plan
FY2019 Action Plan Amendment #1
FY2019 Action Plan Amendment #2
Public Participation Plan
FY2019-2023 Consolidated Plan Amendment #1
Consolidated Plan - Final Draft
Consolidated Plan - Appendix 1
Consolidated Plan - Appendix 2
Consolidated Plan - Appendix 3
Consolidated Plan - Appendix 4
Consolidated Plan - Appendix 5
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AIFH) Choice
AIFH - Appendix 1
AIFH - Appendix 2
AIFH - Appendix 3
For additional information about the CDBG program, please contact the CDBG
Specialist at 520-866-6266 or by emailing [email protected].