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Housing and Human Services Grant (HHSG) Program

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

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Grants to California nonprofit organizations and public agencies in eligible regions to strengthen communities and promote housing equity. 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 Consolidated Plan Goals - Guiding Principles: Activities and program will:

  • Be culturally accessible, appropriate and inclusive
  • Encourage community engagement and involvement
  • Promote energy and resource efficiency
  • Encourage networking and information sharing across service providers
  • Encourage process streamlining
  • Consolidate service delivery


  1. Support and develop a continuum of housing resources that will increase access to low-income, seniors, disabled and homeless persons with emphasis on activities that:
    • Increase and maintain transitional housing opportunities with supportive services to increase positive outcomes and stability into permanent housing.
    • Preserve and increase affordable rental housing opportunities for low and moderate-income households.
    • Assist with homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers and ensure existing homeowners have safe housing that maintains affordability.
    • Promote fair housing and reduce housing discrimination
  2. Improve community health and access to basic and specialty care including dental and optometry care, behavioral and mental health care services especially for low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents with emphasis on activities that:
    • Support the maintenance and expansion of services and programs aimed at wellness and preventative care services.
    • Increase outreach and access for underserved populations including limited English speaking persons, youth, disabled, seniors and homeless persons
  3. Increase and maintain affordable and accessible wellness and development opportunities for youth that are age-appropriate.
  4. Support and expand programs and opportunities that keep seniors engaged and involved in their community
  5. Foster and encourage innovative programs that meet emerging community needs with emphasis on low-income and underserved populations.

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, 2020, and end on June 30, 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Complete applications must be submitted on January 27, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. at which time the system will no longer allow you to save or submit your application.

The City will only accept applications submitted through this on-line ZoomGrants system. The City will not accept hard copy, faxed, or emailed applications.

You must indicate if you are requesting Capital or Public Service funds. If you are requesting funds for both, you must submit separate applications for each funding type.

The Livermore Human Services Commission (HSC) will review all funding proposals at their meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (tentative in the City Council Chambers (3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore).All applicants must attend the Commission meeting new applicants will be required to make a 3-minute presentation regarding their application.

If your agency is awarded HHSG funding, you will receive a contract and related regulatory requirements that must be completed prior to encumbering funds on July 1, 2020.

Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

If you require assistance to complete the application, please contact City of Livermore HHSG staff at 925-960-4586 or by at email

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