What current health and human service needs (e.g. affordable housing, homeless services, senior services, improved accessibility, etc.) should the City prioritize for the 2020 Grants-in-Aid (GIA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and NEW Diversity & Inclusivity funds?
What is the Grants-in Aid (GIA) Program?
- Provides financial support to non-profit organizations that promote the economic and social well-being of the citizens of San Luis Obispo.
What are the current funding priorities?
Main Priority: Homelessness prevention, including affordable and alternative housing, support services and transitional housing
Other Priorities (not ranked):
- Hunger and malnutrition prevention,
- Supportive physical and mental health services for those in need
- Services for seniors and/or people with disabilities in need
- Supportive and development services for children and youth in need
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
What is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program?
- A federal program administered by HUD.
- City funding decisions supported by County, included in Action Plan.
- SLO County designated as Urban County
- Incorporated cities eligible to receive formula based annual grants
- Funding distributed to each county, non-competitive e
What are the current CDBG funding priorities? (Ranked)
- Emergency and transitional shelter, homelessness prevention and services,
- Develop and enhance affordable housing for low and very-low income persons,
- Promote accessibility and/or removal of architectural barriers for the disabled and elderly,
- Economic development (including seismic retrofit, economic stability, low and moderate income jobs).
We appreciate your feedback on the city of San Luis Obispo's current community needs! The Human Relations Commission's Community Needs Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber in City Hall at 990 Palm Street.
Please contact Cara Vereschagin, Assistant Planner, for questions, comments, or for additional information at (805) 781-7596 or email@example.com.
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