Community Support Grants

2016-2017 Funding Availability

The Application Process for the Community Support Grant is Now Open

A copy of the presentation is available for download for interested persons unable to attend the pre-application meeting. Applications and attachments must be submitted through the grant portal no later than the deadline of October 17, 2016 at 4 p.m. Technical assistance is available to applicants for grant assistance until October 14, 2016.

email Camille Smith, Community Services Coordinator, or call at 972-547-7517.

Helping Public Service Thrive

In addition to CDBG funds, the City of McKinney allocates funds to public service agencies through Community Support Grants.

The Community Support Grant (CSG) is competitive and provides the flexibility to apply for funding under the following priority of needs based on service impacts to the community, duplication of services from other agencies, other sources of agency funding and presentation critique. Funds for this grant come from the City of McKinney’s General Fund. All funding of Community Support organizations will occur during the budget process. Off-budget-cycle funding may be granted in the rare instance that additional funds become available during the grant cycle.

The minimum grant request that an agency may make, per application, is $3,000. There is no maximum grant award amount. One agency may submit a maximum of two separate funding requests to fund two distinct and separate programs per grant cycle.

Grant priorities are as follows:
  • Basic needs: food and clothing, housing and shelter, non-financial assistance
  • Health and medical treatment: includes mental health
  • Housing: financial assistance
  • Transportation: the sole service being provided