The federal government allows entitlement communities such as Costa Mesa to spend up to 15% of an annual federal CBDG grant allocation for public services, provided that a majority of clients assisted by such services meet government's definition of a low- or moderate-income household (household income does not exceed 80% of the county median income).
Public services encompass a wide variety of programs that provide direct services to Costa Mesa residents. Examples include childcare, youth services, homeless services, substance abuse treatment, health care, senior citizen services, and disability services. Federal public service grant funds may be used to pay for a wide variety of program components, including labor, supplies, materials, and most operating costs (utilities, insurance).
Grant Funding Policy: Applicant Rating Criteria
The following grant funding policies are adopted by the City Council:
- Maximum of 10 grants may be awarded per year.
- $15,000 minimum grant.
2019-2020 Public Services Grant Application Package - (Due Date: January 24, 2019)
For more information, contact Mike Linares, Housing and Community Development, at (714) 754-5678.