Community Service Grants

Objectives and Scope

The City of Monterey’s Housing and Property Management Office distributes funds to non-profit organizations providing community services to low- and moderate-income Monterey residents through its annual community services grant funding process.

Each year, non-profit organizations can apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Agencies may be awarded a Grant based upon the target population and services they provide.

2017-18 Manual and Application Packet

Submittal Checklist and Application | Instructions


Before submitting application for funding, please review and retain for reference.


  • Application Schedule: 2017
  • Anticipated Funding Availability
  • Application Review and Approval Process
  • Application Scoring Criteria
  • CDBG Program Overview and Priorities
  • Agency Requirements
  • Program Requirements
  • Budgets and Eligible/Ineligible Expenses
  • Requirements for Agencies Awarded Funding
  • Post Award – Execution of Agreement
  • Grant Monitoring


  • Attachment 1: Application Instructions
  • Attachment 1a: Submittal Checklist and Application
  • Attachment 2: Sample Insurance Certifications
  • Attachment 3: OMB Circular A-122 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Agencies
  • Attachment 3a: OMB Circular No. A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments
  • Attachment 4: Reasonable Accommodations Policy Section 504
  • Attachment 5: Sample Quarterly Contract Expenditure Request Form
  • Attachment 6: Sample Report Form Title Sheet
  • Attachment 6a: Sample Quarterly Activity Data Collection Form
  • Attachment 6b: Sample Cumulative Data Collection Form
  • Attachment 6c: Sample Subrecipient Quarterly Summary Report

Application Schedule
Applicant agencies are required to attend a planned Technical Assistance Workshop on funding on January 27, 2017 to understand funding restrictions and obtain guidance regarding funding application completion and submittal.

The tentative timeline for the Application Process and Funding Decisions in FY 2017:

  • January 7, 2017 Notice of Request for Public Input on Housing and Community Needs and Technical workshop for applications
  • January 9, 2017 – Applications Packets distributed and posted on Website
  • January 27, 2017 – Funding Briefing and Technical Assistance Workshop (mandatory) and Community Meeting on Housing and Community Needs,  City Council Chambers, 10-12 am
  • February 24, 2017 – Applications Due 4:00 p.m., City Clerk’s office, Monterey City Hall
  • March 17, 2017 – Required Meeting: Agency Presentations of Applications to Community Services Committee, City Council Chambers, 1-3 pm
  • March 17, 2017 – Applications reviewed by Community Services Committee to develop funding recommendation for Action Plan
  • April 11, 2017 – Public Hearing by Planning Commission, reviewing recommendations of Community Services Committee and draft Action Plan
  • May 16, 2017 - Public Hearing by City Council, reviewing recommendations of Planning Commission for Approval of Action Plan
  • June 26 , 2017 – Action Plan transmitted to HUD for approval

Anticipated Funding Availability
It is anticipated that funding for the Community Services Grants program will be in a similar amount to that allocated in FY 2016/17.  In FY 2016/17 $103,530 was allocated to Community Services Grants,  The City of Monterey may determine minimums and/or maximums for funding requests for more efficient allocation of funds.  Until further notice, applicant agencies should consider minimum grant thresholds of $4,000 and maximum thresholds of $20,000 per program or project. Due to funding constraints and emerging needs of the community, the City of Monterey reserves the right to modify proposed budgets and/or scopes of work to better target the City's identified priorities.  Advance notification and consultation concerning such modifications will be provided to the applicant if the application is approved.


Voice: (831) 646-3995
Fax: (831) 646-5616
7-1-1 (Hearing Impaired)

Elizabeth Caraker
Housing and Community Development Manager
Voice: (831) 646-3885

Maryn Ljubimow
Administrative Analyst
Voice: (831) 646-5614

C. Thane Wilson
HCD Coordinator - Projects & Programs
Voice: (831) 646-3728

Sandy Barajas
Accounting Assistant
Voice: (831) 646-1568