General Fund Agency Grant, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds The City's grant cycle for General Fund Agency Grants and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for fiscal year 2019 is now open. Applications will be due to the respective City staff identified by February 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.. Applications must be completed with all attachments required and will be date-stamped.
The City is interested in supporting creative and innovative projects and programs that serve the community. Organizations may apply for one of the grants listed below from the General Fund and pass-through funding sources during the grant cycle. Listed below are the three different funding sources and their priority focus areas:
General Fund Agency Grant- These grants fund programs and services in the following areas:
- Early childhood education
- STEAM-focused education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics)
- Health, wellness or nutrition
- Shelter and housing
- Respite care and elder services
- Diversity and cultural outreach
- Training and career planning and development
- Veteran services
For more information regarding General Fund Agency Grants, please email Hilde Johnson.
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) - These funds are provided by the federal government and certain restrictions apply. These grants fund programs and services in the following areas:
- Education: assistance to low-to-moderate income (LMI) children in order to improve academic performance.
- Workforce Development: assistance to low-to-moderate income (LMI) persons for job training and job placement with special emphasis on healthcare and related industries, retail trade, manufacturing and tourism related industries.
- Other: Public Services that benefit low and moderate income (LMI) residents of Hollywood.
For more information regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application, please email Donna Biederman.
Process for Funding Recommendations to the City Commission (General Funds and CDBG Funds Only):
The application process and funding awards are recommended by the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) and approved by the City Commission. The CDAB is an advisory board, made up of up to eleven (11) Hollywood residents, appointed by the City Commission.
Each year the City of Hollywood's CDAB holds a publicly advertised Citizen Needs Assessment prior to the grant cycle. The board then identifies the public service focus areas for the Community Development Block Grant based on citizen needs, data and other resources.
The CDAB reviews the City of Hollywood’s grant applications, listens to applicant presentations for both the General Fund Agency Grants and CDBG Funds and collectively makes funding recommendations to the City Commission.
There will be an Application Technical Assistance Workshop for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 215 to review the information requested in the CDBG application. This workshop is not mandatory, but applicants are encouraged to attend.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FUNDING IS NOT FORMALLY ALLOCATED FOR THESE PROGRAMS UNTIL THE CITY'S BUDGET IS FINALIZED FOR FY2018 WHICH MUST TAKE PLACE BY SEPTEMBER 30. PLEASE BE ADVISED IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE FUNDED.
If your organization is interested in applying for future grant opportunities from the City of Hollywood, please provide your agency name, contact and email address to Renee Richards, City of Hollywood, Grants Manager in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.