Human Services Funds

The City of DeKalb is accepting applications for FY 2020 Human Services Funding pending approval of the FY 2020 City Budget.  Local not-for-profits who provide services to the elderly, the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, victims of domestic violence, individuals with disabilities, at-risk children, and people of low income are invited to submit applications.  Application materials are available here. In addition to filling out an application, applicants must also fill out a W-9 form.

Completed applications, along with the required attachments, are due no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 8, 2019.  Incomplete applications and/or late submissions will not be considered.

City of DeKalb Human Services Funds are distributed on an annual basis to local not-for-profits with 501(c)(3) status that provide services to residents of the City of DeKalb. Applications are normally due in the late fall, prior to the City Council's annual budget discussions and final approval. For FY 2019, the City Council approved $144,500 for Human Services Funds.

Past recipients include agencies that serve DeKalb residents who are elderly, individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, victims of domestic violence, individuals with disabilities, at-risk children, and households with low or very low income.

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