Human Services Funds

The City of DeKalb is accepting applications for FY 2022 Human Services Funding pending approval of the FY 2022 City Budget.

Established local not-for-profits that provide services to targeted populations which include, but are not limited to, individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, individuals with substance abuse or mental health conditions, victims of domestic and/or sexual violence, abused and neglected children, older adults, individuals with disabilities, at-risk children and youth, and households of low- to moderate-income are invited to submit applications.  An estimated $150,000 will be available for 2022 grants.

  Grant requests will be considered in the following order of priority:

  1. Providers of services that help meet basic emergency needs such as food, shelter, clothing, etc.;
  2. Providers of services that are preventative in nature and promote the highest degree of self-support, self-care, and self-help; and
  3. Providers of services that seek to enhance the quality of life of persons whose basic needs are already met, with priority given to services that primarily benefit low and moderate income residents.

The funding application can be found here.

New agencies establishing innovative services that address the unmet needs of other disadvantaged populations are also encouraged to apply.  An additional small allocation has been designated for this purpose.  New applicants must submit an in-depth description of the services to be offered, the population served, the benefits and anticipated outcomes of the services, a timeline to implement the services, and a detailed budget with justifications for the listed expenses. In addition, information on accounting systems, procurement procedures, cash handling, and record keeping practices will be required in lieu of the required audit. Please see the Start-Up Agency Application Addendum here.

Completed applications, along with the required attachments, are due no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021. Incomplete applications and/or late submissions will not be considered.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Joanne Rouse, Community Services Coordinator, at 815-748-2366.