NEWS RELEASE

September 20, 2017

City of Santa Maria Issues Notice of Funding Availability

The City of Santa Maria is now requesting proposals from local agencies for the use of 2018-19 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for public service activities and capital projects.  This Federal grant program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  There are FOUR mandatory application deadlines this year.

Deadline #1:

All agencies interested in applying for CDBG Capital must submit a two-page proposal, budget and an evaluation worksheet by Thursday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m.  This is ONLY for CDBG Capital projects that agencies would like to be considered for funding for FY 2018-19.  Agencies will not be admissible to apply for Capital funding unless a proposal is submitted.  This does not involve Public Services.

Deadline #2:

All agencies applying for funding (Public Services and Capital) are required to attend a mandatory pre-application workshop on Thursday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Shepard Hall in the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 South McClelland Street.  At least one representative from each applicant must attend the workshop to be considered for funding.  Please RSVP by Monday, November 8th to the Special Projects Division staff.

Deadline #3:

The deadline for submittal of completed applications for CDBG Public Services is Wednesday, December 6th by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline #4:

The deadline for submittal of completed applications for CDBG Capital is Wednesday, December 13th by 5:00 p.m.  Keep in mind that the only applications that will be accepted are the ones who submitted proposals.

Application packets may be obtained during regular business hours from the Special Projects Division office, 110 South Pine Street, Room 107, Santa Maria.  They may also be obtained by mail, e-mail or from the City’s website at: www.cityofsantamaria.org/specialprojects.

Included on the City website are instructions for applying, a summary of the Federal Guidelines for Eligibility, and the City’s criteria.  There is a capital project request for proposal form and three application forms.

To RSVP, and for those with questions or those who need technical assistance in preparing an application, contact Rosie Nárez, Community Programs Manager or Alicia Vela, Grants Specialist, at (805) 925-0951 extension 2118.