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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Marion County Community Services accepting applications for grant funding through March 27

Marion County Community Services (MCCS) is accepting applications for grant funding through Monday, March 27 for projects that are consistent with county-identified goals such as affordable housing, community development, and reducing homelessness.

Marion County anticipates that funding will be received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for fiscal year 2023-2024. According to the county, the following funds may be available for that fiscal year:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): $2,078,472.
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): $179,589.
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME): $1,027,080.
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP): $2,579,555.
  • State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP): $3,155,547.
  • Continuum of Care (Coc), HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity: $431,189.

Funds will be allocated by Marion County to projects that include but are not limited to affordable housing (new housing development, acquisition of land, and rental assistance) and reducing homelessness (permanent supportive housing, wrap-around services, rapid rehousing, and homeless prevention).

All projects must meet Federal grant requirements, state requirements, and the county’s objectives of benefiting individuals with low to moderate incomes in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.

To be considered, all proposals must be submitted by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Organizations that are interested can click here to apply.

According to the county, all proposals will be reviewed and scored, and Intent to Award notifications will be announced in June 2023. Each proposal that receives an Intent to Award notification must then receive approval from the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information, please contact Helen Urie (Helen.Urie@marionfl.org), Scot Quintel (Scot.Quintel@marionfl.org), or Charles Rich (Charles.Rich@marionfl.org) via email or by phone at 352-671-8770.