City Invites Proposals for Social Services Projects

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Annual Applications for Community Development Block Grant and Housing Investment Partnership Funds Now Available

The City of Davis expects to distribute over $900,000 to help local groups provide affordable housing and social services to low- and moderate-income Davis residents in the coming year thanks to Davis’ share of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. The funds are provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Department and are awarded by the City to local nonprofit organizations who deliver critically needed services such as meals, shelter, transportation, elder care services and healthcare to low income residents.

“While there is never enough funding to address all of the community requests,” Danielle Foster, Housing & Human Services Superintendent in the City Manager’s Office states, “the City is honored to support the outstanding work of local non-profit organizations through these programs.”

The City expects to receive approximately $600,000 in CDBG and $300,000 in HOME funds for the fiscal year 2015-2016. These funds can be used for affordable housing and other community development activities, for vital public service projects and for removal of architectural barriers. Some of the organizations that have received funding in the past include Citizens Who Care, CommuniCare Health Centers, Davis Community Meals, Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee, and Yolo Community Care Continuum.

Representatives of local non-profit groups interested in submitting a grant application are encouraged to attend the Applicant Workshop hosted by the City of Davis on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Veterans Memorial Center - Game Room - 203 E. 14th St., Davis, at 10:00 a.m. The workshop is expected to last two hours.

Grant applications are due to the City on February 2, 2015 by 5:00 p.m., at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The City’s Social Services Commission will hear applicant presentations in March and in April the City Council is expected to decide which groups will receive grants.

Applications can be downloaded from the City’s website at http://city-managers-office.cityofdavis.org/housing-and-human-services/cdbg-home-grant-programs

For more information, please contact Adrienne Heinig, Administrative Aide, Housing and Grants Management Division, at (530) 747-5854 or aheinig@cityofdavis.org

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