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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  November 23, 2011

 

MAYOR ANNOUNCES GRANTS AVAILABLE

 

(Wed., Nov. 23, 2011)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced that the City and County of Honolulu is accepting applications from nonprofit agencies for $6 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and $2 million in HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds. Both programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

"These programs offer important financial assistance to organizations that help those in our community who are most in need," Carlisle said. "This is an excellent example of an effective partnership."

 

Community Development Block Grant funds are available for projects that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. HOME money, meanwhile, is available to community housing development organizations and other qualified private nonprofit organizations to develop and support affordable rental housing and homeownership affordability. Community housing development organizations seeking to develop multifamily rental housing are given top priority. 

 

The request for proposals is available at the Division of Purchasing, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, or online at www.honolulu.gov/pur .

 

The deadline for applications for both grant programs is 4:00 p.m., December 14, 2011.

 

            The City's online email notification system will continue to allow applicants for federal grants, available through the City's CDBG and HOME programs, to receive email notification of funding opportunities whenever they become available. Applicants may register at: http://www.honolulu.gov/budget/cdbg.htm .

 

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Media contact: Department of Community Services Director Sam Moku, 768-7760.