Community Agency Funding

To be eligible to receive these funds, applicants must meet a number of minimum application and contracting requirements.

The Community Agency funding process is highly competitive. Request for Proposal (RFP) and application packets are generally issued annually, with the proposals due in November. Proposals are reviewed December through March and funds are awarded by City Council in April. Funded program activities begin in July. Click here to learn more about the Community Services Commission's review of FY2021-2022 applications and recommended funding allocations.

The Notice of Funding Availability funding for FY 2022-2023 is available and posted here. This Notice includes federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds, City General Funds (subject to availability), and Measure B/BB Paratransit Funds, for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The full RFP packet was released at the virtual mandatory bidder's conference on October 19, 2021, and is available here.  

If you wish to be added to the Interested Parties e-mail list to learn about opportunities for funding in FY 2022-23, please e-mail The Community Services Division is located on the Fourth Floor of Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street.

 For more information, please call the Community Services Division at 510.583.4250