Public Services

In accordance with the 2014-2018 Consolidated Action Plan, the City of Jefferson makes available a portion of the annual Community Development Block Grant allocation available to local non-profits in form of grants to provide Public Services directly to low-to-moderate income clientele. Activities related to Public Services must be a *quantifiable increase in the level of an existing service and/or a new program for the agency.

Eligible Activities may include but are not limited to:

 Services to the homeless and low to moderate income persons
2  Food and nutrition services
3  Domestic violence prevention and counseling services
4  Job training and employment services
5  Health care and substance abuse services
6  Childcare for low to moderate income persons
7  Services for senior citizens (62 and over exclusively)
8  Services for disabled persons
9  Fair housing counseling

Ineligible Activities Include:

1  Income payments
 2  Political activities
 3 Costs of operating or maintaining public facilities/improvements
 4  Public facilities improvements
 5 Costs of purchasing construction equipment 
 6 Costs of furnishings and other personal items 
 7 Construction  

Low to Moderate Income

Each year HUD publishes income limits for the CDBG program.  The most recent published income limits were for FY 2017 and they are the following:

Person in Household  2 3 4 5 6 8
Low (80%)  $35,950  $41,100  $46,250  $51,350  $55,500 $59,600  $63,700  $67,800 

2017 Public Services Grant Forms
Orientation Meeting April 6, 2017 Powerpoint Presentation
Infomation Packet
Application Checklist
Meeting Plan Objectives
Budget Form
Orientration Meeting Invite Letter, Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 3:30 p.m.

Grant Scoring System

HUD Definition of "Homeless"
In December 2011, HUD published the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH): Defining "Homeless" Final Rule, which redefined "homeless" in four broad categories:

Literally homeless 
Imminent risk of homelessness 
Homeless under other Federal statutes 
Fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence 

For additional information visit HUD Exchange.