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The Community Development Commission may use up to 15% of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist a range of public service activities that benefit persons whose incomes do not exceed 80% of median area income for Sonoma County. Examples of eligible activities for CDBG Public Service funding are: operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing units, job training programs, youth services, senior services, family self-sufficiency services, substance abuse treatment programs and operation of day centers for homeless persons.

The Commission may use Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding for homeless shelters, street outreach, rapid re-housing, or homelessness prevention activities.

Click on the links below for further information about CDBG and ESG funding for public services.

Frequently Asked Questions about Public Services

Funding for Public Services Programs:

For information about the process for FY 2016-17 funding, click here. To obtain application materials for the Public Services (Non-Profit Operations) grants please contact Valerie Johnson at (707) 565-7514.

Community Development Block Grant Funding

Emergency Solutions Grant Funding

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