City of Plano
02/28/21 11:59 PM
Grants to Texas nonprofit and government organizations in eligible locations for programs and services that benefit local residents. Interested applicants are required to attend an information session prior to applying. Funding is intended to provide affordable housing and essential services that improve the quality of life for low-and moderate income residents. Grants may be used for programs, permanent housing, site improvement, and public facility construction. Funds must serve the city of Plano.
The City of Plano makes funds available to nonprofit organizations to assist in providing housing and services to Plano residents consistent with the City’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan of Housing and Community Development Needs.
The three sources of funding for the 2021 City of Plano grant process are described below:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): CDBG funds are available only to organizations that provide services to low-to-moderate income persons. (For low and moderate income limits, see https://content.civicplus.com/api/assets/423955fb-01a4-4643-b506-6a3ac4899270?version=0&q=54976e7a-631a-34b4-4d1d-f2a2bcb5226b#page=1.) Activities must benefit low and moderate income persons, or prevent or eliminate slums or glight.
HOME Investment Partnership Grants (HOME): HOME grants are federal grants restricted to organizations providing affordable housing to low-to-moderate income persons (see income limits of CDBG funding in aforementioned document).
Robert W. Buffington Community Services Grants (BCSG): BCSG funds were established to provide essential services to improve quality of life for Plano residents. BCSG funds programs that provide public service activities directly to Plano residents, with special consideration given to those agencies offering short-term, urgent economic assistance or care services, offering immediate relief of crisis impacting the physical and/or mental health of Plano residents. General categories for such assistance and care include food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical or crisis counseling care, or any other social services provided directly to individuals or households.
For eligible activities see:
The 2021 grant application process allows an organization to submit funding requests under one of the following specific grant types:
For further details on the above grant types and focuses, please see https://content.civicplus.com/api/assets/44a36fb7-bc86-4e28-9af2-5cd7ffacee70?version=0&q=1c1f3796-2453-127f-f1ce-f51bdf4b2b52#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 186410
Program Support application requests may not exceed $100,000 or 25% of the program budget, whichever is less.
BCSG grants: The grant may not exceed 50% of the agency’s annual budget, and typically should not be more than 25%.
- Funding from CDBG should be available to organizations on October 1, 2021, and normally must be spent by September 30, 2022.
- Funding from HOME will be available to organizations on October 1, 2021. HOME funds are not intended for long-term projects. In general, an agency will have two years to complete the expenditure after the contract is signed.
- Funding from BCSG will be available on October 1, 2021, and must be spent by September 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To access the online application, application preview, and further information about the grant program: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2213
Director, Neighborhood Services
Email Lori Schwarz
Housing and Community Services Manager
Email Shanette Eaden
Community Services Division
777 E. 15th Street
Plano, TX 75074
Community Services Division
P.O. Box 860835
Plano, TX 75086-0358
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