Corvallis Announces Application Deadline for Human Services Funding

The City of Corvallis is currently taking applications for its annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Human Services Funding.  

This funding supports the delivery of services to low-income individuals in the community with vital needs.  

So what CDBG funding is currently available? Up to $750,000 per city or county recipient can be used for “assistance to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate community facilities and infrastructure in Low to Moderate Income (LMI) communities related to COVID-19.”  

As for Corvallis, the city “has prioritized Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and/or shelter as its short term goal and therefore this resource can be used to repurpose a building for PSH or shelter purposes.” The funding source limits shelter proposals to non-congregate options. 

 

Additionally, the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) has allocated roughly $1.9 million to the city for public or private nonprofit agencies, authorities, or organizations in order to accomplish the following: 

  • Create and retain affordable housing opportunities; 
  • Maintain the quality of affordable housing; 
  • Support achievement of the goals of the 2017 Community Strategies to Overcome Homelessness and Barriers to Housing now Home, Opportunity, Policy, and Equity (HOPE); and, 
  • Support agencies that provide direct services to low-income and other critical needs populations.

The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 21. More information, as well as applications, can be found here. 

By: Ethan Hauck