City Seeking Proposals for $2.3 Million Development Grants
The City of Corvallis recently published three requests for proposals for a combined $2.3 million in funds available for housing and community development projects that serve low-income Corvallis community members.
The grants come from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), which are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Eligible projects will generally be focused on housing and/or community development activities that serve low-income Corvallis community members.
The estimated grant funds to be available are:
CDBG Human Services Fund ($82,000)
CDBG Capital Project ($1,200,000)
HOME Capital Project ($1,100,000)
In Corvallis, CDBG and HOME funding has historically supported housing and community development projects from public or private nonprofit agencies, authorities, developers, and organizations that serve low-income community members. Recent projects in Corvallis that received funding include:
$625,000 to Corvallis Housing First for the acquisition of four units of permanent supportive housing;
$6,429 to Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) for critical upgrades to a shelter for survivors of domestic violence;
$81,652 in operational support to Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center, Community Outreach, Inc., and South Corvallis Food Bank; and
The available grant amounts listed above are estimates based on what the City of Corvallis anticipates receiving from HUD later this year. The actual amount of grant funding may vary. Following an Annual Action Plan approved by Corvallis City Council and HUD, funding typically becomes available in fall 2024.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the request for proposal packets, which are available online at www.corvallisoregon.gov/CDBGandHOME. The initial deadline to submit a grant proposal is March 7, 2024.