Public Service Agency Grants

Public Service activities are funded through grants that are given to other agencies or Town departments to carry out eligible community development activities. Funding is open to any nonprofit agency that provides a public service directed toward improving the community. 

Notices are published in local newspapers early in the calendar year, and applications are accepted for funding on an annual basis. The Community Development Block Grant Program Year conforms to the Town’s Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30), although HUD funding usually becomes available in the Fall. The Community Development Advisory Commission reviews applications, interviews the applicants, and recommends agency funding to the Mayor and Legislative Council. The public is invited to comment on the merits of these applicants as well. If you are a non-profit organization interested in seeking public service agency funding please contact Salvatore McClain, Community Development Program Specialist at 203-562-5129 x1121 or email at

In 2021-2022, the Office of Community Development will offer Public Service grant support to the following programs:

  • Arts for Learning CT
  • BH Care Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Breakthrough Church Food Pantry
  • Clifford W. Beers
  • Columbus House
  • Hamden CERT
  • Hamden Rovers, Inc.
  • Hamden North Haven YMCA
  • Hamden Jr. Dragons
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
  • Mae's Closet
  • New Haven Home Ownership Center
  • Nutrition Security Solutions 
  • Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care
  • The Village
  • The Kennedy Center