The following are the major community development grans received by the City and administered through the Economic Development Office.

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) 

is a federal program funded through the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and authorize by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.  The purpose of CDBG is to assist in the development of viable urban (and rural) communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income.

  • CDBG projects must meet one of the three national objectives established by Congress:
    • Address an urgent need, i.e. activity in a disaster area, health hazard.
    • Benefit at least 51% of low and moderate income people.
    • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slum blight.
  • What type of projects can CDBG be used for? CDBG can assist with a wide variety of activities including:
    • Water, wastewater or street improvements
    • Public Services such as public safety, health care
    • Community/supportive services such as homeless, food banks, senior center
    • Neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment
    • Housing such as re-hab, owner occupied, lead paint evaluation & reduction

Rancho Los Oros improvements. 
The project is expected to begin construction in January 2019 and be completed in June 2019. The project consists of, but not limited to the removal and replacement of 322 linear feet of 8” diameter sewer main, connection to 11 existing sewer services, installation of 749 linear feet of 12” SDR-35 storm drain pipe, 2 storm drain manholes, 1 concrete inlet headwall structure and approximately 4,926 square yards of pavement replacement. Miscellaneous replacement of concrete rolled curb and gutter, sidewalk, and driveway aprons. Project also includes adjusting water valves and sewer manholes with new frame and covers, and other work incidental to the project.

Senior Center Expansion. 
The project consists of approximately 2,800 sqft of addition to multi-purpose rooms, 3,200 sqft remodel to existing interior spaces, and new ADA restrooms. The project is expected to begin construction in June 2019 and be completed in December 2019.

HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)
HOME provides funds to strengthen public-private partnerships and expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, affordable housing with primary attention to rental housing for very low and low income families. The program is administered by the Yuma County HOME consortium which encompasses the Cities of Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, Town of Wellton and Yuma County at large. For HOME funding opportunities, please contact the Economic Development Department.

Fair Housing Act
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and

For Assistance with Fair Housing Concerns, please contact the following agencies:


Community Legal Services 
Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG)


Southwest Fair Housing Council 


AZ Fair Housing Partnership 
AZ Office of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development 


US Department of Housing and Urban Development 


Arizona Public Service Company (APS)

APS Electric rates (cents/per kwh)

Electric Rates (cents/per kwh)

Commercial (500 kw, 180,000 kwh, 50% load factor)


Industrial (1,000 kw, 650,000 kwh, 90% load factor)


Large Industrial (50,000 kw, 32,500,000 kwh, 90% load factor)


Source: Energy Information Administration, 2014; Local utility providers, 2014.

Southwest Gas Corporation

Metropolitan Area

Commercial Gas (per 1,000 CF)

Industrial Gas (per 1,000CF)




Source: Energy Information Administration, 2014; Local utility providers, 2014.

San Luis Industrial Water and Sewer

The City of San Luis currently acquires all of its water supply from groundwater pumped from wells located within City limits and on the Yuma Mesa. The groundwater reservoir in the city limits is very large and analysis indicate that there is sufficient groundwater to provide a 100 year supply for the City of San Luis and for all other current and future uses in the San Luis area. The City foresees continued growth and have invested significant funding in the water distribution system and connected our two wastewater treatment plans to alleviate the wastewater flow to allow for future growth. 

City of San Luis Water and Sewer Rates

Water Commercial/Government/Schools

Effective Date


Monthly Minimum Charge - First 2000 Gallons

5/8" x 3/4"




1 1/2"












Volume 1001+ Gallons



Wastewater Commercial/Government

Monthly Minimum


Per 1000 Gallons


Gadsden Non Residential



Solid Waste Commercial


Private Companies


Allied Waste Services


C & D Disposal


Yuma Disposal and Recycling


Yuma Valley Trash Service


Special Pickup - Per Ton

0 - 1


1 - 1.5


1.5 - 2


2 - 2.5


2.5 - 3


3 - 3.5



Transportation (map)

San Luis transpiration connectivity allows for commerce to be safely transported to other part of the state, country or internationally. US 95 is 25 miles to the north that connects to i-8. SR195 connects San Luis and the commercial port of entry to I-8 allowing a 20 miles drive from the port of entry to the interstate. San Luis is 20 miles from the Yuma International Airport and only 5 miles from the Air Rolle Airfield where private planes can land with the permission of the airport authority. Yuma provide fright rail service through Union Pacific and there a several local and international freight line carries.