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Published on February 27, 2024
Grand Prairie Invites Non-Profits to Apply for Community Development Block Grants to Combat PovertyMarkus Winkler on Unsplash

In a move aimed at tackling poverty head-on, the City of Grand Prairie has rolled out a lifeline for low to moderate-income residents. Through the 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), eligible non-profits are being beckoned to step forward and apply for funds. These monies are earmarked for programs and services set to address housing and community development needs across the city.

The announcement, available on the City's website, elucidates how the CDBG funds can be used by organizations striving to make a tangible impact. Running a broad gamut from childcare services to job training, the funds aim to foster an environment where economic struggles give way to opportunity. Information surrounding the process for 2024, revealed on February 26th, has nonprofit heads turning, as the consideration of proposals will be competitive.

Public service entities with a proven track record of aiding Grand Prairie's most vulnerable are particularly encouraged to apply. The application page outlines that only those proposals demonstrably geared towards the upliftment of the city’s underserved demographics will be entertained. Organizations seeking to carve pathways out of poverty for their beneficiaries, through this funding, can do so by visiting the RFP and CDBG Public Services Application page.

The recent push for applications is a testament to Grand Prairie's resolve in partnering with the non-profit sector to create durable bridges over the economic gaps that fragment the community. It is an invitation cloaked in a promise – that services rendered by these agencies, with financial backing, possess the power to enact long-lasting change in the lives of the less fortunate.