For Immediate ReleaseOctober 01, 2018
Nonprofits may submit projects through November 16
San Rafael, CA – Although Marin County has one of the highest median incomes in California, many households struggle to meet basic needs with housing, basic health and child care. To encourage nonprofits to help solve the issue, federal funding is available for community development activities such as housing and services for low- and moderate-income families and individuals in Marin County.
Nonprofits may apply between October 15 and November 16 through CDA’s Housing and Federal Grants Division. Individuals may not apply for the grants. Public service grants are typically $10,000 to $30,000, but capital improvement grants can be as much as $150,000 and housing grants can approach $500,000. In Marin, the annual allocation has been about $1.4 million for CDBG funding and about $800,000 for HOME.
Applications are assessed for how they further fair housing practices and serve local protected classes based on race, gender, disability and other factors. Organizations may only apply for one project, which is a change from past years. CDA staff will review applications and make recommendations to the Marin County Board of Supervisors in May 2019.
Grant applications may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Federal Grants Division, Community Development Agency, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive #308, San Rafael, CA 94903.
Learn more on the County’s Federal Grants Division webpage.
Leelee ThomasPlanning ManagerCommunity Development Agency
3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 308San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6697Email: Leelee ThomasAffordable Housing webpage