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Housing and Human Services Grant (HHSG)

Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Regions
to Strengthen Communities and Promote Housing Equity

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City of Livermore

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01/18/21 11:59 PM


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations and public agencies in eligible regions to strengthen communities and promote housing equity. Applicants are required to attend an informational workshop. Funding is intended for programs and projects that help to increase home ownership and rental opportunities, particularly among low-income populations in the City of Livermore.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Strategic Goals:

  1. Increase homeownership
  2. Promote decent affordable housing
  3. Strengthen communities
  4. Ensure equal opportunity in housing.
  5. Promote participation of grass-roots faith-based and other community-based organizations

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Policy Priorities:

  1. Provide increased homeownership and rental opportunities for low and moderate-income persons, persons with disabilities, the elderly, minorities, and families with limited English proficiency.
  2. Improving the quality of life in our Nation’s communities
  3. Encouraging accessible design features.
  4. Participation of minority-serving institutions in HUD programs.
  5. End chronic homelessness within ten years.
  6. Removal of barriers to affordable housing.

City of Livermore Housing and Human Services Grant Priorities:

  1. Public Health:
    • Navigation of mental health services & substance use programs for low-income and unsheltered community members
    • Food security
    • Services for people with disabilities, seniors, and low-income families
    • Medical and dental services
  2. Housing:
    • Affordable housing units for low-income families, people experiencing homelessness, and seniors
    • Rental assistance
    • Services to keep low-income families, people with disabilities, and seniors housed
  3. Homeless:
    • Emergency Shelter and Temporary/Transitional Housing
    • Basic needs such as showers/restrooms and storage
    • Employment Services
    • Supportive Services such as service navigation and counseling
  4. Safety Net Access:
    • Ensure non-English speakers, people with disabilities, seniors, low-income families, and youth can access critical safety net services
    • Navigation/access to social services such as but not limited to CalFresh and Medi-Cal

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140281

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Human Services Commission (HSC) will only consider applications that request a minimum of $5,000. This applies to both Public Service and Capital project applications.

Term of Contract:

Funding will begin on July 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Livermore Housing and Human Services Grant (HHSG) Program provides funding to non-profit and public agencies that serve low-income persons and families.

The Livermore Human Services Commission will accept and review all applications from faith-based organizations that complete the application requirements and request funding for eligible activities. The Human Services Commission will not provide any special accommodation for faith-based groups. These regulations are in place to level the playing field with other non-secular agencies and non-profit organizations.

The following activities may not be assisted with CDBG funds:
1. Buildings for the general conduct of government. This includes operating and maintenance expenses. Exceptions are operation and maintenance expenses associated with public service activities, interim assistance, and CDBG program staff.
2. General government expenses except to carry out the CDBG program.
3. Political or religious activities.
4. Construction equipment.
5. Fire protection equipment unless integral part of a public facility.
6. Personal furnishing and property.
7. Food not related to direct service delivery to clients.
8. Furnishings that are not integral structural fixtures.
9. New housing construction except for land acquisition and other specific circumstances
10. Income payments and other subsistence payments made to individuals or a family

Pre-proposal Conference:

City staff will discuss the application processes at the virtual Zoom workshop. Attendance at the scheduled Zoom workshop is mandatory in order to apply for funding from the City of Livermore and pre-registration is required.

The virtual Zoom workshop is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All attendees must register in advance for this Zoom meeting using this link:

Pre-Application Information:

Critical Dates:
- Community Needs Identification Process: September-October 2020
- Human Services Commission Community Needs Meeting: October 22nd, 2020 7:00 pm
- City Council Public Hearing for FY2021-22 Priority Needs: November 23rd, 2020 7:00 pm
- Application Released via ZoomGrants: Monday, November 30th, 2020
- Virtual Tri-Valley Grant Application Workshop (attendance is a requirement for funding): Thursday, December 10th, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm
- Application Deadline via ZoomGrants: Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
- Applicant Presentations to Human Services Commission (attendance is a requirement for funding): Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 pm
- Human Services Commission Meeting to review preliminary funding recommendations: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:00 pm
- Human Services Commission Meeting to finalize funding recommendations: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (Tentative) 7:00 pm
- City Council Public Hearing to Approve FY2021-22 Grant Recommendations: April 26, 2021 (Tentative) 7:00 pm
- FY2021-2022 Grant Start Date: July 1, 2021

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Steve Hernandez at 925-931-5007 or at

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