The Public Service Grant Program (PSG) contracts with nonprofit agencies to equip residents with necessary tools to facilitate their well being through intervention, education and opportunity. The selection process of PSG awards is outlined in Chapter 118.806 and evaluated by the Public Service Grant Council.

Public Service Grants are available to nonprofits that serve categories of Most Vulnerable Persons (MVP) and/or Needs.  Most Vulnerable Persons and/or Needs are groups of citizens or the common needs and traits requiring services from Requesting Agencies, whose needs have justified priority consideration over other deserving populations or groups in competition for City funding.  The PSG Council assesses the needs of the community and recommends the categories of Most Vulnerable Persons and/or Needs for the upcoming fiscal year.

2021-2022 PSG Human Services Framework Continuum (City Council Ordinance 2021-182)

  • Priority Need A: Acute (35% of PSG Award)
    Services focused on adult individuals and/or families experiencing a difficult or dangerous situation which requires prompt action to avoid further deterioration of their health, safety, or welfare.
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  • Priority Need B: Prevention and Diversion (40% of PSG Award)
    Services focused on preventing negative changes to the health, safety, and welfare of adult individuals and/or families; or services designed to divert adult individuals and/or families who have experienced negative changes to their health, safety, or welfare from experiencing further deterioration.  
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  • Priority Need C: Self-Sufficiency and Stability (25% of PSG Award)
    Services focused on helping adult individuals and/or families work toward needing no assistance to satisfy their health, safety, and welfare; or services focused on helping adult individuals and/or families work towards a stable level of assistance needed on an ongoing basis. 
Public Service Grant FY 2022 Application Information:  The application window for FY 2022 Public Service Grants is now closed.  Awards will be finalized by October 31.

Application Template and Sample Forms (To review the ordinance governing eligibility and application requirements, see Chapter 118, section 8.) Technical Assistance If you have any questions regarding the Public Service Grant application process or contractual requirements, please contact the Office of Grants & Contract Compliance PSG Staff.
John Snyder, jsnyder@coj.net, 255-8202
Raelyn Means, rmeans@coj.net, 255-8206

Resources for FY 2021 Public Service Grant Awardees


Ordinance Chapter 118 part 8 
Click on the above link to review the ordinance governing eligiblity and requirements for the Public Service Grant program.


Prior Awards- please contact John Snyder for additional funding history at 255-8202 or jsnyder@coj.net

OMB Circulars-Federal Grants and Federal Pass-Through funding (not applicable for PSG/City Grants)


Downloadable Forms