Community Grants

The City of Concord and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District offer grants to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations and public agencies. Funding sources consist of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Child Care Developer Fees, and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District funds. Each funding source described below has its own requirements and criteria. No grants are available to individuals for any purpose.

The Concord Community Services Commission and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee evaluate all proposals according to established evaluation criteria, and make funding recommendations to City Council (also serving as the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Board of Directors) according to a timeline. Concord's City Council makes all final funding decisions in a Council meeting usually held in May.

If you are interested in being notified of funding availability during the next funding cycle or need more information about the grant process, contact the Interim Community Grants Manager at (925) 671-3088 or to be added to the email notification list.

Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District funding

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The Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District includes areas within the boundaries of Concord and Pleasant Hill. Funding is targeted at organizations and agencies that serve residents in these two cities within health related funding priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan. The application period for FY 2014-15 funding is open from Monday, February 10 - Friday, March 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding

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Funding is provided for nonprofits and public agencies that serve low-income Concord residents including seniors, disabled adults, youth, homeless, or to provide housing, economic development, or infrastructure projects. The funding priorities are determined by the 5-year Consolidated Plan for 2010-2015 and outlined in Appendix 6 Priority Need Tables for City of Concord. The grant cycle for fiscal year 2015-16 funding opens in early October 2014 and grant applications are due December 2014.

The City of Concord is a member of the Contra Costa HOME Consortium, which includes the cities of Antioch, Pittsburg, Walnut Creek, Richmond and the Urban County representing all other cities. One joint grant process for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for all of Contra Costa County is generally conducted every two years (exception will be one year grant cycle for FY2014-15), using a single application that can be submitted to all jurisdictions.

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