Community Grants

The City of Concord and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District offer grants to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations and public agencies. Funding sources consist of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Child Care Developer Fees, and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District funds. Each funding source described below has its own requirements and criteria. No grants are available to individuals for any purpose.

The Concord Community Services Commission and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee evaluate all proposals according to established evaluation criteria, and make funding recommendations to City Council (also serving as the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Board of Directors) according to a timeline. Concord's City Council makes all final funding decisions in a Council meeting usually held in May.

Notifications

If you are interested in being notified of funding availability during the next funding cycle or need more information about the grant process, please email Brenda Kain, Housing Manager or call 925-671-3088 to be added to the email notification list.

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) is available for review and comment 

Recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have a duty to affirmatively further fair housing, by taking proactive steps to overcome housing discrimination and segregation. To meet this requirement, Concord, in cooperation with Contra Costa County and the Cities of Antioch, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek, as well as the three Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in the County, are conducting an Analysis of Impediments (AI).

The AI is a report that identifies fair housing issues in the region and contributing factors to these issues, and outlines goals and strategies to address them. The AI process involves an analysis of data provided by HUD, local data from the jurisdictions and PHAs, and feedback gathered from the community.

The draft AI may be viewed here or in person M-F, 9-5 at the City of Concord Community Services Division, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord; or by calling 925-671-3088. 

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments on the document.  Written comments may be submitted during the review period to: Brenda Kain, City of Concord, 1950 Parkside Drive- M/S 10, Concord, CA  94519 or at brenda.kain@cityofconcord.org.  Comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM on August 12, 2019.

Following the 30 day public review period, Council will finalize the 2020/25 AI at the Council meeting held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in the Council Chamber at 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord.

Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Funding

The Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District includes areas within the boundaries of Concord and Pleasant Hill. Funding is targeted at organizations and agencies that serve residents in these two cities within health-related funding priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan (PDF).

More information about the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District (CPHHCD).

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding

Funding is provided for nonprofits and public agencies that serve low-income Concord residents including seniors, disabled adults, youth, homeless, or to provide housing, economic development, or infrastructure projects. The funding priorities are determined by the 5-year Consolidated Plan for 2015/2020 and are outlined in the Annual Goals and Objectives of the Action Plan.

The City of Concord is a member of the Contra Costa Home Consortium, which includes the cities of Antioch, Pittsburg, Walnut Creek and the Urban County representing all other cities. One joint grant process for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for all of Contra Costa County is conducted for a two-year funding cycle followed by a three-year funding cycle, using a single application that can be submitted to all jurisdictions.

Plans

The 2015/2020 Contra Costa Consortium Consolidated Plan and the City of Concord 2015/2020 Consolidated Plan and Financial Year 2018/2019 Action Plan are available.

Consolidated Plan

The City of Concord, in cooperation with the Contra Costa Consortium (which includes the CDBG entitlement jurisdictions of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek, and Contra Costa County) is preparing a five-year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2025. The Consolidated Plan is mandated by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and outlines funding priorities for housing, economic development, infrastructure, and public services from 2020 to 2025.

Action Plan

Now available is the City of Concord's FINAL Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-20, a subsidiary document of the five-year plan. The Action Plan outlines the programs and projects that will help meet the housing and non-housing community needs of the lower income households and areas in our community. It covers the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  On June 4, 2019 the Funding Recommendations for FY 2019-20 were approved by Council.

The Consortium-wide Consolidated Plan can be viewed on the Contra Costa County website.