2019-20 Application Requirements & Process

All applications are required to be created, submitted and processed online in ZoomGrants.

The application will be available starting December 5, 2018 through 11:59 PM January 14, 2019. Click on the ZoomGrants image below to access the application. 

Grant Application Workshops


To submit for funding, applicants are required to attend a Grants Application Workshop on either Monday, December 10 at 10:00 AM or Thursday, December 13 at 6:30 PM. At the workshops, staff will discuss the application process and timelines.  
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Guidelines for Funding


  • A separate application is due for each requested funding program.
  • A funding agreement and financial reporting are required.
  • The Proposed program must start on or after the Program Funding Fiscal Year (FY), July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
  • Funds are to be used during the Funding FY, any funds remaining will be forfeited.
Download the 2019-20 Grant Application Guide for additional information.

Note to Applicants


The Human Services Commission will review all of the applications received by the deadline and make their recommendation at their March 28, 2019 meeting. The City Council will consider the Commission's recommendation during the budget approval process in the spring.

Grant funding is not guaranteed and is dependent on the availability of anticipated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Alameda County Housing and Community Development Agency and/or the City's General Fund.  


Reference Materials


For More Information


For further information, contact the City Manager's Office at 925-833-6650 or submit a question or comment.