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 December. Proposals are reviewed December through April and funds are awarded by City Council in April. Funded program activities begin in July.

The application process for funding for FY 2020-2021 is currently CLOSED. Click here to learn more about the Community Services Commission's review of FY2020-2021 applications and recommended funding allocations. The public comment period for providing feedback on these recommendations is currently open and closes March 20, 2020. You may comment in person, over the phone, or through email by contacting Amy Cole at 510-583-4252 or, or by attending the Community Services Commission's meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at Hayward City Hall at 7:00pm. The Community Services Division is now located on the Fourth Floor of Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street.

To apply for FY 2021-2022, you must attend the Bidders' Conference that will occur in Fall 2020. If you wish to be added to the Interested Parties e-mail list to learn about opportunities for funding in FY 2021-22, please e-mail

Additional opportunities for public comment will also be welcomed by e-mail, mail, or in person at a future City Council Work Session, or City Council Public Hearing, yet to be determined.

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