The City provides grants for a variety of purposes.  Here are links to summaries of some of our grant programs.

Public Service Grant Program (PSG)

PSGs are available to nonprofits that serve a priority population and provide these residents with the necessary tools to facilitate their well-being through intervention, education, and opportunity. Priority populations for 2016-2017 include: (1) homeless persons and families; (2) low-income persons and families; (3) adults with physical, mental, and behavioral disabilities; and (4) low-income elderly homebound. Programs that already receive funding through other City programs are ineligible.  Click here for more information.

Steps to applying for PSG funding:

  1. Attend a mandatory training workshop and receive the Mandatory Application Workshop certificate
  2. Take advantage of the courtesy review period
  3. Submit your application

Community Development Block Grants

CDBG grants are available for a wide range of housing and community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services, and must give maximum feasible priority to activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Eligible activities may include: (1) acquiring real property; (2) reconstructing or rehabilitating property; (3) building public facilities and improvements; and (4) providing public services for youth, seniors, or the physically challenged.  Click here for more information.

Steps to applying for CDBG funding:

  1. Attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop
  2. Attend a mandatory budget workshop
  3. Submit your application

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

HOME is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.  Eligible activities may include: (1) single family housing development (new construction or rental); (2) subsidy for certified Community Housing Development Organization’s (CHDO) (ownership or rental); (3) operating support for CHDO’s; (4) owner-occupied rehabilitation (must be fully brought up to code); (5) purchase assistance (down payment, principal buy-down, closing costs); (6) multifamily development and rehabilitation (affordable and special needs); and (7) relocation of residents in connection with a HOME funded development (project).  Click here for more information.

Steps to applying for HOME funding:

  1. Attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop
  2. Attend a mandatory budget workshop
  3. Submit your application

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

HOPWA provides grants for housing, emergency assistance to prevent homelessness and supportive services for low-income persons and their families living with HIV/AIDS including case management, referrals, group counseling, and caregiver services. Click here for more information.

Steps to applying for HOPWA funding:

  1. Attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop
  2. Attend a mandatory budget workshop
  3. Submit your application

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

ESGs assist homeless persons by providing safe and sanitary shelter in addition to financial assistance and essential social services necessary to improve their situations. Jacksonville funds are directed toward supporting homeless activities that include shelter; meals; medical, dental, and mental health care; social services; job training; and employment services. In addition, ESG funds are used for rental and utility assistance to prevent persons from becoming homeless.  Click here for more information.

Steps to applying for ESG funding:

  1. Attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop
  2. Attend a mandatory budget workshop
  3. Submit your application

Ryan White, HIV Health Services Funds

Ryan White ensures that low-income people in the Jacksonville Transitional Grant Area, which includes Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties, receive the care and support services they need to fight HIV. Through this grant, services are delivered to more than 5,600 people living with HIV and their families.  Click here for more information.

Steps to applying for Ryan White funding:

  1. Attend a pre-bid conference
  2. Complete and submit application for (3-year term)