The City of Peoria receives grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to provide social services to the homeless, near homeless, and lower income households and persons residing in the City of Peoria. These funds are through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Shelter Grant programs and are distributed each year to local service providers through a request for proposals process.
Applications are due in late September. Each is reviewed, ranked and given a funding recommendation by the Human Resources Commission. The City Council receives this recommendation and makes a final decision on the allocation of these funds.
Eligible activities include new or expanded public service programs that serve income eligible households and residents. Emphasis is placed on funding activities that address the priorities set by the Peoria City Council. Eligible public service programs include:
These funds are used to support activities that assist the homeless and near homeless. Eligible activities must be a new service or a quantifiable increase in an existing service. Eligible expenditures are limited to:
For more information regarding the City of Peoria’s funded public service programs and request for proposal process, please call Michael Sims, Grants Coordinator, at (309) 494-8616.