Application Period Opens For Elk Grove Community Service Grant Program



January 10, 2016 | 

In advance of fiscal year 2017 that starts on July 1, 2016, The City of Elk Grove is seeking applicants for the city grant program.

The grants, which are awarded to local non-profit organizations, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Community Service Grants (CSG), administered through the Development Services Department will offer an estimated $478,000 for community service programs. Funding for both programs comes from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The CDBG program funds public service activities that benefit low-income Elk Grove residents and can be used to assist nonprofits with facility improvements. Since 2003, the City has used CDBG funds to support senior and youth programs, upgrade nonprofit facilities, run housing programs, and complete accessibility improvements throughout the City, among other activities.

The CSG program is a local grant program that funds a variety of activities serving Elk Grove residents. Funding from this program has provided senior meals and food for the Food Bank, staffing support for senior and youth programs, and other activities. Nonprofits can apply for up to $100,000.

To facilitate applicants, a public meeting and technical assistance workshop for the CDBG and CSG grants will be held on Thursday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Elk Grove City Hall. Community members are encouraged to attend the workshop and provide input on what programs, services, and activities are most needed in Elk Grove. 

City staff will provide technical assistance at the workshop including an overview of the eligibility requirements and application process. CDBG and CSG grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 19.

For assistance or more information about the CDBG and CSG grants, contact Housing and Public Services Manager Sarah Bontrager at 627-3209 or sbontrager@elkgrovecity.org.




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