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

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits to Provide
Services to Local Low-Income Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Corvallis, Community Development Department, Housing Division

LOI Date:

11/27/20

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations to provide services to low-income residents with critical needs in eligible locations. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. In addition, first-time applicants are required to schedule a meeting with program staff before applying. Funding is intended to benefit residents of Corvallis.

The Human Services Fund will support the delivery of services to low-income people in the community who have critical needs. In alignment with regulations developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and applied under the guidance of the Corvallis Consolidated Plan, these funds must provide a direct benefit to low, very low and/or extremely low-income people. 

HUD has also established regulations that stipulate the ways in which CDBG funds may be expended for the types of activities the City anticipates supporting through the Human Services Fund. CDBG funds may be used only for activities that will support:

  • A new program, project, or service;
  • An existing program, project or service or
  • The incremental expansion of an existing program, project, or service

The three identified needs which would be addressed through Human Services Fund investments include:

  • Addressing homelessness
  • Helping people with special needs
  • Helping people with low incomes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148677

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$70,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum award amount of $10,000 per award.

Term of Contract:

Projects in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). 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 FY 20-21 may be considered again for funding under this Request for Proposals.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Human Services Fund support is available to recognized 501(c)(3) organizations that serve eligible populations in Corvallis in ways that qualify at both the federal and the local level.

Pre-Application Information:

In order to be considered for funding, agencies must submit a Letter of Intent. Letters of intent are to be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020.

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021, 5:00 p.m

If your agency is seeking funding for the first time or for a first-time activity, the City requires a preproposal 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 will be scheduled to occur any time before December 11, 2020.

Contact Information:

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

Submit letters of intent to emily.finnan@corvallisoregon.gov.

Return proposals to: 501 SW Madison Avenue or housing@corvallisoregon.gov.

Contact For Further Information:
Emily Finnan
Housing and Neighborhood Services Division
P.O. Box 1083
Corvallis, OR 97339
541-766-6550
Emily.Finnan@corvallisoregon.gov

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USA: Oregon: Corvallis

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