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Grants for Non-profit Organizations providing Community Services in California


The City of Monterey’s Housing and Property Management Office distributes funds to non-profit organizations providing community services to low- and moderate-income Monterey residents through its annual community services grant funding process.

Donor Name: The City of Monterey

State: California

City: Monterey

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/06/2022

Grant Size: $4,000 – $20,000


Each year, non-profit organizations can apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Agencies may be awarded a Grant based upon the target population and services they provide. Documents are posted in Adobe PDF unless otherwise noted.

Priorities in order:

  • Chronic homeless outreach and services
  • Seniors/frail elderly – services to assist them to remain independent
  • Homeless prevention and rental assistance
  • Handicapped services to assist disabled individuals to remain self sufficient
  • Targeted Neighborhood Services to Low-Moderate-income Census Tract Block Groups: 127-01, 133-03 and 133-04.
  • Single parents and youth assistance – Support for single heads of households and youth to provide positive examples and build resilient families
  • First time homeowner credit counseling, homeownership financing counseling, and housing counseling

Eligible Public Service Activities

CDBG regulations allow the use of funds for a wide range of public services. Within those eligible activities, the Consolidated Plan identifies the City’s priorities for funding services.

  • Very Low-Income and Low-Income Homeowner Households
  • Homeless Persons and Persons At-Risk of Homelessness
  • Very Low-Income and Low-Income Non-Homeless Special Needs Households
  • Very Low-Income and Low-Income Renter Households
  • First-Time Homebuyers – Low-Income Households

Funding Information

The City of Monterey may determine minimums and/or maximums for funding requests for more efficient allocation of funds. Until further notice, applicant agencies should consider minimum grant thresholds of $4,000 and maximum thresholds of $20,000 per program or project.

Eligibility Criteria

All agencies applying for City Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) funds must meet the following requirements:

  • Non-Profit Agency: Applicant agencies must be a public or private non-profit agency. Applicants must be established operating agencies as evidenced through documentation required in the application checklist and evidence of tax-exempt status.
    • Faith Based Agencies: Faith based agencies are eligible to apply for funds. HUD issued a final rule amendment allowing faith-based agencies to compete for CDBG funds on the same basis as other non-profits. However, CDBG funds cannot be used to support worship or religious instruction. Religious activities must be offered separately from the CDBG supported activity. Faith based agencies may not use direct CDBG funds to support inherently religious activities such as worship or religious instruction. Faith based agencies that participate in the CDBG program shall not discriminate against a program beneficiary on the basis of religion or religious belief. (CPD Notice 04-10)
  • Active Governing Body: Applicant agencies must have the governance of the agency vested in a responsible and active voluntary board, which meets at least quarterly and establishes and enforces policies. The Board should be structured to be representative of the community it serves.
  • Personnel: The agency must provide for adequate administration of the program to ensure delivery of the funded services. If requested, the agency must provide a copy of its Personnel Policies, Affirmative Action Plan and the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
  • Non-Discrimination: The City is required to ensure that each agency receiving funds from the City will conduct its business in compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of the City, and federal government as required under various federal laws. If requested, each agency must provide a copy of its Equal Opportunity in Employment Policies.

For more information, visit Public Service Grant.

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