New facilities grants provide funding for the acquisition and construction of new non-profit facilities, including non-profit owned commercial developments that will serve high need low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The high costs of developing new facilities demand that buildings are multipurpose and the CDBG funds are leveraged with other sources of revenue.
Existing facilities grants provide funding for the rehabilitation of existing non-profit facilities in high need, low- and moderate-income areas. Rehabilitation of facilities preserves and expands the service capacities of existing centers that provide activities for children, youths, adults, and seniors. Many of these neighborhood facilities need rehabilitation work to meet code requirements necessitated by more intensive use of the facilities and to increase the level of services. Other centers housed in older buildings may require modernization or redesign to meet current use.
Public space improvements grants fund improvements to public spaces such as playgrounds and community gardens in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
Planning and Capacity Building
Planning grants will provide funds for the development of plans and studies that are focused on program development addressing new, emerging and/or unaddressed community needs, coordination of resources, and improved approaches to delivery of services. These activities will enable the City to better direct its limited resources and increase the productivity and quality of resources allocated. Capacity Building Grants provide funds to address organizational development issues such as strategic planning and board and staff development of non-profit organizations.
Public service program grants provide a range of social services to the City's low- and moderate-income residents, including but not limited to: adult education programs, anti-violence programs, information and referral services, case management, services for senior citizens, services for homeless persons, transitional age youth services, eviction prevention, financial literacy programs, domestic violence services, immigrant services, disability services, fair housing/tenant landlord counseling, and legal services.
Emergency Shelter Grants
Emergency shelter grants serve to increase the number and quality of emergency shelters and transitional housing facilities for homeless individuals and families, to operate these facilities and provide essential social services, and to help prevent homelessness.