January 18, 2019
The Portsmouth Community Development Department is now accepting applications for the City FY 2020 Public Service Agency Grant program. The funding for this program is provided by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is contingent on the City receiving its FY 2020 (HUD FY 2019) grant award from HUD. This is a competitive program that makes grants generally ranging from $3,000 up to $15,000 available to non-profit public service agencies that serve Portsmouth individuals and families who earn very low, low or moderate-incomes. Funds may be used for operating and programming expenses during the program year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.
Eligible agencies must have a 501(c)(3) tax exemption status and over 51% of their clients must earn very low, low or moderate incomes as defined by U.S. Housing and Urban Development. Eligible grant expenses include the cost of labor, supplies, and/or materials required for the provision of services to agency clientele. Agencies that have received funding in the previous year, must also be able to demonstrate that they can either increase the number of clients they assist or the services they provide in the coming year. The deadline for submission of applications to the City of Portsmouth Community Development Department is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019. In order to be considered for funding, applications must be received by that date and time.
To request an application, or to obtain more information about the CDBG Public Service Agency Grant Program, please call Elise Annunziata, Community Development Coordinator, in the Portsmouth Community Development Department at (603) 610-7281.