Apply for Community Agency funding

The City of Hayward provides grants through the Community Agency Funding Program to private nonprofit and public social services agencies that serve lower income Hayward residents. Grants are available for Social Services, Infrastructure, Economic Development, Arts, Music annually through the Community Agency Funding Process.

Applications for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 funding are closed. To be notified about the next round of funding for Fiscal Year 2025-2026, sign up for our Community Services email list by subscribing to the Community Services Commission option below.


Application Process:

To be eligible to receive these funds, applicants must meet a number of minimum application and contracting requirements.

The Community Agency funding process is highly competitive. Request for Proposal (RFP) and application packets are generally issued annually, with the RFP leased in November and proposals due December. Proposals are reviewed December through March by both staff and the Community Services Commission, and funds are awarded by City Council in April. Funded program activities begin in July. Below are the funded agencies for FY 2024-2025.

Community Services Commission's recommended FY 2024-2025 funding allocations

Notice of Funding Availability:

The Notice of Funding Availability funding for FY 2024-2025 was posted on September 29, 2023 and applications for funding were due on December 1, 2023. The Notice included federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, City General Funds (subject to availability), and Measure B/BB Paratransit Funds for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. 

Bidder's Conference for FY 2024-25 Funding Applications:

On November 1, 2023, the City hosted a mandatory bidder's conference for all prospective applicants for all funding sources listed above. The Bidder's Conference is designed to acquaint the public, including applicants, with the application and decision-making process for the City's community agency funding grantmaking activities, including the funding process and program guidelines. The Bidder's Conference materials for FY 2024-25 funding are listed below.

As of November 6, 2023, the RFP Packet was amended to reflect changes to fiscal sponsorship and audit requirements. As such, some questions answered in the Zoom recording may be outdated - please refer to the Q&A PDF for the most updated answers.

Archived information: