The mission of the City General Fund Grant (GFG) Program is to provide funding to support outside agencies and organizations that care for the needs of Medford residents with programs and services the City itself either cannot, or does not, provide due to lack of facilities, staffing, funding, or other limitations. On November 21, 2019, City Council approved funding priorities, establishing 50% of this funding to be allocated to social and health service organizations and agencies that provide essential safety net services to the citizens of Medford with the remaining 50% allocated to rapid re-housing and housing stabilization activities (excluding job training).
Eligible applicants must be a 501(c) (3) non-profit or other eligible tax exempt organizations which provide essential safety net services to City of Medford residents.
The City defines essential safety net services as those providing assistance for:
- Emergency care
- Rape crisis intervention
- Substance abuse treatment
- Medical care
- Legal services
- Shelter for women and children
- Programs for the homeless
- Support for senior citizens
- Child care
Housing stabilization and rapid-rehousing programs include temporary assistance with:
- Rent payments
- Mortgage payments;
- Child care;
- Transportation costs
- Eviction prevention services
- Other expenses that help households obtain or maintain stable housing
The Community Development Grants Commission (CDGC) reviews applications for funding and makes recommendations to City Council for approval.
For more information about the City General Fund Grant (GFG) program, please contact Angela Durant, Principal Planner, at email@example.com or call (541) 774-2390.