Local Salem Area Non-Profits and For-Profits Invited to Apply for Funds

Posted on October 12, 2022

City of Salem Federal Funding Applications Open Oct. 14, 2022

Salem, Ore. – Eligible non-profits and for-profits serving Salem residents are invited to submit proposals for City of Salem Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and the City’s General Fund programs. Applicable funds are for the 2023 Program Year, beginning Jul. 1, 2023.

Funding priorities are based on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and include: Supporting efforts to end homelessness, expand affordable housing, provide support for public service programs, enhance access to public facilities and promote economic development.

The amount of funding available by program:

  • CDBG – public service                         $217,500
  • HOME                                                    $765,000

Total Federal Funds Available:                        $982,500

  • City of Salem General Fund               $400,000

Total General Funds Available:                       $400,000

The online application portal opens 8 a.m. Fri., Oct. 14, 2022 and closes 5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 30, 2022. Applications must comply with strict eligibility criteria. Applications sent by any method other than through ZoomGrants will not be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The City will hold two virtual and two in-person application technical assistance workshops to assist potential applicants in preparing applications and/or to answer questions. Interested persons need only to attend one session. RSVP is required. Contact Toni Whitler at twhitler@cityofsalem.net and indicate which training you will attend.

Fri., Oct. 21, 2022: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

In-Person at Urban Development, 350 Commercial St. NE

Large Conference room

Fri., Oct. 21, 2022: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 889 1985 7574

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Tues., Nov. 1, 2022: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 870 4200 7082

Passcode: 2hcJ4sH

Tues., Nov.1, 2022: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

In-Person at Urban Development, 350 Commercial St. NE

Large Conference room

More about the funding sources:

Federal Community Development Block Grant Funding. The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low to moderate-income households by funding projects that revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services.

Federal HOME Investment Partnership Funding. The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent, or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people.

For more detailed information on HUD guidelines for CDBG and HOME funding, visit www.hud.gov.

City of Salem General Fund. The City of Salem provides funds to support activities that provide supportive services to low-income residents of Salem.

For any additional information, please contact Tiffany Ottis, City of Salem Federal Programs Manager, at tottis@cityofsalem.net or 503-540-2453.

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