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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Public Services Grant

Grants to Albany, Oregon Nonprofits and Agencies for Public
Services that Benefit Underserved and Low-Income Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Albany Community Development Department

Deadline Date:

01/14/19 12:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Albany, Oregon nonprofit organizations and government agencies for public services that improve communities and expand economic opportunities. First-time applicants must arrange a pre-application meeting with staff. Funding is intended for services and activities that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income residents and those with special needs, such as the elderly, homeless, and persons with disabilities. The goals of the program include reducing homelessness through the creation of affordable housing opportunities, and providing other public services to weak and vulnerable populations.

Priority will be given to eligible CDBG activities that:
- Address a documented need or gap in services and support one or more of Albany’s 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan goals;
- Provide a new service or a quantifiable increase in the level of an existing service that benefits low or moderate-income residents, or presumed low-income residents;
- Have a high benefit to Albany’s vulnerable and underserved residents and/or extremely low-income residents (those earning less than 30% of area median income); and
- In which the funding request is necessary, and the activity budget is reasonable, sound, and maximizes the use of other funds.

The public service must address one or more of the following goals in the City’s 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan:
- GOAL 1: Create affordable housing opportunities through property acquisition and redevelopment and homebuyer down-payment assistance programs.
- GOAL 2: Preserve and improve Albany’s affordable housing through housing rehabilitation and weatherization programs.
- GOAL 3: Reduce and prevent homelessness by providing housing and public services.
- GOAL 4: Provide Albany’s special needs and low and moderate-income residents with needed public services by supporting service agencies that serve highly vulnerable and underserved populations such as unaccompanied youth, persons with disabilities, homeless, elderly, and agencies that further fair housing.
- GOAL 5: Enhance economic opportunities by investing in job readiness services, microenterprise development, and economic development programs that create jobs principally for low- or moderate income residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185027

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$60,000

Term of Contract:

Public services should be undertaken beginning July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply, an agency or organization must demonstrate it is:
- Organized as a 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) not-for-profit corporation;
- A tax-exempt organization with letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service; or is
- A public/governmental agency independent of the City, such as a housing authority or educational institution.

All grant recipients must have a DUNS # and EIN #.

Eligible Public Services Activities: The kinds of eligible public services are provided in 24 CFR 570.201(e). In order to qualify for funding, HUD requires the public service be one of the following:
- A new service;
- A quantifiable increase in the level of an existing public service; or
- An existing public service, as long as the service was not provided by or on behalf of a local government with local or state government funding.

Activities not eligible for funding: Political or religious activities; government expenses; purchase of equipment, furnishings, fixtures or personal property; and subsistence or income payments more than three consecutive months to individuals for items such as food, clothing, and rent. See 24 CFR 570.207 for a full list of ineligible activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Public Services applications are due Monday, January 14, 2019, 12:00 PM.

Timeline:
- December, 2018: Arrange a pre-application meeting, if applicable
- January 14, 2019: All applications must be postmarked or received by the City of Albany Community Development Department staff no later than 12:00 PM. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. One original signed application and One electronic submittal of the complete application and attachments.
- January 14-15, 2019: Staff evaluates applications for completeness.
- January 28, 2019: Organization representative must give a short presentation to the Albany Community
- Development Commission (CDC) and be available to answer questions about the application. The CDC will evaluate all public service application proposals and provide recommendations for awards to the City Council.
- By March 1, 2019: Agencies are notified of CDC recommendations for funding and inclusion in 2019 Action Plan.
- By April 5, 2019: Draft 2019 Action Plan published for a 30-day comment period. The Plan and all comments will be submitted to the City Council for review and approval to submit to HUD.
- May 8, 2019: Albany City Council Public Hearing at 7:15 PM to make recommendations on Action Plan to HUD by May 15, 2019.
- July 1, 2019: HUD deadline to approve 2019 Action Plan. If approved and funds are available from Congress, then contracts can be signed and grant activities can begin.

Guide to Objectives: https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/89/community-development-block-grant-program-cdbg-guide-to-national-objectives-and-eligible-activities-for-entitlement-communities/

DUNS information: http://www.dnb.com/geta-duns-number.html

Contact Information:

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

To schedule a preliminary meeting, please email or call Anne Catlin, anne.catlin@cityofalbany.net or 541-917-7560.

One electronic copy of the application must be emailed to Anne Catlin at the email address above (can also be printed out and hand-delivered).

One signed original application should be mailed to:
Anne Catlin
Albany Community Development Dept
P.O. Box 490
Albany, OR 97321

or hand-delivered to Anne Catlin at:
Community Development Department
Second Floor, Albany City Hall
333 Broadalbin St SW

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: City of Albany