NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS:
PUBLIC SERVICES AND REHAB SERVICES FOR HOMEOWNER REPAIRS -- APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW --
The City of Fort Wayne, Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services (OHNS) is releasing its 2015 Notice of Funding Availability for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services funds. CDBG funds are made available to the City of Fort Wayne through the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Non-profit agencies and organizations may apply for funding of programs that increase opportunities and strengthen the quality of life for low-and moderate-income citizens in Fort Wayne. Specific priorities for the funds will include helping to fund programs that align with Mayor Tom Henry’s Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper stated areas of focus of Health, Youth, Employment and Education. Programs which seek to meet identified needs (listed below) and/or address reducing barriers (see below) will likely score higher on the scoring matrix (also available on the City website with the application).
• Home repairs
• Internships/Credentials for Employment (for youth or adults)
• Services to the homeless
• Strengthening and supporting young parents
• Criminal history
• Level of education
• Soft skill competency
• Domestic violence and/or child abuse in the home
• Limited English proficiency
The Scoring matrix, the application form and other pertinent information are available at Community Development website, http://www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/h ... ice-grants. INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION IS INFORMATION ABOUT A MANDATORY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SESSION ON DECEMBER 12 at 9:30 AM FOR ANY AGENCY WISHING TO APPLY FOR FUNDING, AS WELL AS OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES. ONLY RECOGNIZED AND ESTABLISHED 501(C)3 AGENCIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR RECEIVING FUNDING. COMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO THE OHNS OFFICE IN CITIZENS SQUARE, 200 EAST BERRY, SUITE 320 BY NOON ON JANUARY 16, 2015.
As with all HUD funds received by OHNS, a reduction by the federal government in the amount of funding available to HUD will result in reduced funding available to local agencies. All Public Services agreements are structured as reimbursable grants.
Questions can be directed via email to OHNS@cityoffortwayne.org
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