Mesa: FY 2023/2024 Funding Application Process Begins Oct. 3 for Housing-Community Development Programs

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The City of Mesa is hosting a kick-off meeting for agencies interested in applying for federal and local funding used for housing and community activities that primarily benefit low-and-moderate income persons and assist in preventing or eliminating slum or blighting influences. The meeting is Monday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at City Council Chambers, 57 E. First Street. The session will cover the application process, funding sources, eligibility requirements, City Council priorities and ZoomGrants application software.

Non-profit, community housing development and for-profit organizations can apply for federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. Mesa anticipates the following amounts will be available for Fiscal Year 2023-2024:

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CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) $6,193,901
ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant) $360,345
HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships) $1,837,215
Human Services $558,000

Funding for the Human Services programs comes from the City's general fund and the A Better Community (ABC) program consisting of donations from the public made through utility bill payments. These funds support programs and services that directly impact community safety services and encourage self-sufficiency so that residents can fully realize economic and social opportunities.

The annual application process closes Thursday Oct. 13 at 11:59 p.m. Agencies interested in applying for funding can view the application process schedule at https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/community-development/apply-for-funding#!/. Mesa City Council will vote on the funding recommendations next spring following a 30-day public comment period.

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