The City of Titusville, Florida / Community Development / Neighborhood Services / Housing / FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS / CDBG Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and public services.
Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. However, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. A grantee may also carry out activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Additionally, grantees may fund activities when the grantee certifies that the activities meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. CDBG funds may not be used for activities which do not meet these broad national objectives.
Each year, through an annual competitive proposal process, CDBG service dollars are awarded to eligible community service agencies demonstrating the capability to provide community services to strategy areas and priorities. Agencies must qualify as a 501c(3).
The Neighborhood Services Department oversees the CDBG program on the City's behalf, which offers recommendations to City Council and provides technical assistance to all sub-recipients awarded funds.
The following Public Service Providers are currently funded with CDBG 2016/2017 funds, and have been approved for 2017/2018 funding:
Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County, Inc.
The Early Learning Coalition provides for the continuation and expansion of the School Readiness Subsidized Child Care Program. The program provides subsidized child care to low income working families who meet federal income requirements through negotiated agreements with 235 individual child care providers including over 50 public school sites. For further information about this program, click on this link http://www.elcbrevard.org/
Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels provides nutritious meals to frail, homebound, and nutritionally at risk elderly citizens throughout Titusville. They provide approximately 5000 hot lunches and 1,265 evening meals daily. For further information about this program, click on this link http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/meals-on-wheels
North Brevard Charities Sharing Center
North Brevard Charities and Sharing Center provides emergency and supportive services such as food; clothing; low/no cost household items; and financial assistance, such, as, rental or mortgage payments, medical prescription assistance, emergency dental assistance, and utility payments to qualified clients; and job placement and support services referrals. For further information about this program, click on this link http://www.nbcsharingcenter.org/
The South Brevard Women's Center provides emergency and supportive services to eligible domestic violence victims. For further information about this program, click on this link http://womenscenterinbrevard.org/
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