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City of Corvallis Community Development Block Grant Program: The Human Services Fund

Grants to Corvallis, Oregon Non-Profits for
Direct Services to Disadvantaged Populations

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City of Corvallis, Community Development Department, Housing Division

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Deadline Date:

01/09/15 5:00 PM


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Grants starting from $8,000 to $10,000 to to Corvallis, Oregon non-profit agencies to deliver services to low income people in the community who have critical needs. Letters of Intent must be submitted by November 14, and first-time applicants are required to schedule a meeting with program staff prior to November 26.

The expenditure of Community Development Block Grant funds must provide a direct benefit to low, very low and/or extremely low income people. Activities may include a new program, project or services; an existing program, project or service not currently support by other City funding, or the incremental expansion of an existing program, project or service (which may be receiving other City funds, but for which CDBG funds would provide expansion funding only).

The three identified needs supported through this fund include:

1) Addressing homelessness

2) Helping people with special needs

3) Helping people with low incomes

Funds will be used to support agencies that provide direct services to low income and special needs populations. Three beneficiary categories are specified within these goals: people who are homeless, people with special needs, and people with low incomes. Within these larger categories the following priorities have been established:

1) People who are homeless
-Homeless/chronically homeless individuals
-Homeless/chronically homeless families with children
-Unaccompanied youth
-Survivors of domestic violence

2) People with special needs
-Elderly/frail elderly
-Persons with mental, physical and/or developmental disabilities
-Persons with alcohol or other addictions

3) People who have low incomes
-Extremely low income individuals and families (income at or below 30% of median)
-Very low income individuals and families (income at or below 50% of median)
-Low income individuals and families (income at or below 80% of median)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148677

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The Commission set a minimum award amount in the range of $8,000 to $10,000 per award.

Term of Contract:

This round of funding from the Human Services Fund will support activities delivered during the one year period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Human Services Fund should not be considered a permanent source of program funding, and will be allocated only on a year-to-year basis. However, a project, program or service that is receiving CDBG funding in fiscal year 2014-15 may be considered again for funding under this Request for Proposals.

Pre-Application Information:

If your agency is seeking funding for the first time or for a first-time activity, the City requires that you contact program staff to schedule a pre-proposal meeting to discuss your activity. Returning applicants are also welcome to request a meeting to discuss an activity that has been funded in the past but are not required to do so.

Meetings may be scheduled to occur any time before November 26, 2014. Please call Kent Weiss at (541) 766-6555 to arrange a meeting time.

In order to be considered for funding, agencies must submit a letter of intent containing a general description of the activity for which funding will be sought, a description of the population(s) that will be served by the activity, an estimate of the number of individuals that will be served in each income category (see page 5 in guidelines), and an estimate of the amount of Human Services.

Fund funding that will be requested. Letters of intent are to be delivered by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 14, 2014, to:

Kent Weiss
City of Corvallis
Housing and Neighborhood Services Division
PO Box 1083
Corvallis, Oregon 97339

Letters may also be hand-delivered to City Hall at 501 SW Madison Avenue. Human Services Fund applications will not be accepted from agencies that do not submit a letter of intent by 5:00 PM on November 14, 2014.

The deadline to submit a full proposal is January 9, 2015, 5:00 PM. Submit 1 original and 2 copies of the proposal and return by mail to the address above, or in person to:

Housing and Neighborhood Services Division
PO Box 1083
Corvallis, OR 97339

Neither faxed nor e-mailed proposals will be accepted.

Contact Information:

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

Kent Weiss, Housing and Neighborhood Services Division Manager
(541) 766-6555

For additional information or questions about delivery of proposals, contact Terri Heine in the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Division at (541) 766-6554.

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Corvallis

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon