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July 8, 2009 > City of Hayward Social Services Program Funding FY 2009-10

City of Hayward Social Services Program Funding FY 2009-10

Agency/Project

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Bay Area Community Services/Hedco House
Bridge of Faith/Meals of Love
Calico
Community Alliance for Special Education
Catholic Charities
Child, Family & Community Services
Chabot/Mentorship
Chabot/Summer Youth Sports Program
Community Resources for Independent Living
Davis St Family Resource Center
Dream Center Bay Area
East Bay Community Recovery Project
EBAC/Child Assault Prevention
Eden Information & Referral 2-1-1 Program
Eden Youth & Family Center
ESP/Special Place Childcare Program
Family Paths
Hayward Community Gardens
Hope for the Heart
Horizon Services
International Institute
La Familia/South Hayward Family Resource Center
Legal Assistance for Seniors
Lincoln Child Center/Kinship Support Program
Literacy Plus
Magnolia Women's Recovery Program
SAVE - COPS Program
Senior Services Foundation
South Hayward Parish/CAN
South Hayward Parish/Food Pantry
Spectrum Community Services
St Rose/FACES Program
Tiburcio Vasquez "Keeping It Real" Program
Tri-City Health Center
Carnales Unidos Reformados Adictos (CURA)
Funding Requested

$47,814
$20,000
$5,000
$17,500
$12,000
$15,000
$20,000
$5,000
$10,000
$40,000
$15,000
$34,000
$15,000
$18,500
$50,000
$20,000
$19,560
$30,000
$22,775
$44,000
$50,000
$7,000
$41,000
$22,000
$15,450
$31,000
$20,800
$40,000
$20,000
$20,000
$17,400
$29,000
$30,000
$34,000
$35,000
$20,000
Funding Granted

$20,000
$20,000
$5,000
$17,500
$12,000
$0
$0
$5,000
$0
$35,000
$15,000
$$0
$0
$18,500
$0
$0
$0
$0
$5,000
$0
$15,000
$7,000
$15,500
$22,000
$10,100
$10,000
$0
$20,000
$15,000
$11,000
$17,400
$29,000
$25,000
$15,000
$35,000
$0



Social services allocations
By Simon Wong

Hayward City Council adopted the Human Services Commission's FY 2009-10 funding recommendations for social service organizations on June 16.

The City's Social Services Program allocated $400,000 between 24 non-profits serving low-income families and individuals in Hayward. 36 applicants sought funding of $893,799.

Given the restrictions associated with the use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the Council directs these monies towards low-income housing needs. Social services funding, provided by the General Fund, is earmarked for other types of community needs.

Higher food and gas prices, utilities and rising unemployment mean more households struggle. Low-income families are particularly vulnerable. Whilst all social services are worthwhile, the provision of food and family resources at a low per capita cost is especially important right now. Applications from organizations that can serve the whole community efficiently received priority.

"We looked at how much funding these agencies could leverage and learned the City's $400,000 funding is matched 10 to 1. The 24 projects recommended for funding could raise a projected $4,635,022 for the benefit of Hayward residents," said Social Services Planning Manager Anne Culver.

The City's social services funding for FY 2009-10 is $50,000 less than in FY 2008-09. The reduction is offset by Eden Information & Referral 2-1-1 Program's $50,000 application which will be funded from another source. This enabled the Human Services Commission to allocate funds earmarked for the Eden Information & Referral 2-1-1 Program to other agencies.

A dozen applicants will not receive social services funding; some have benefitted from the CDGB and others, such as the Chabot/Summer Youth Sports Program no longer pursue a matching grant which was possible only with a local allocation. The community's immediate needs and the agencies' services were carefully weighed.

Although just over 75% of the 24 successful applicants are located in Hayward and all serve clients in the City, there is a view that social services grant funding should be restricted to Hayward-based agencies.

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