Citywide News Releases

Posted on: September 12, 2017

Pre-application meetings announced for Community Support Grants

The City of McKinney announces the availability of FY 2017-18 funding under the Community Support Grant (CSG) program for eligible non-profit agencies and community organizations that serve residents of McKinney.

A pre-application meeting will be held from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Dulaney Room of the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St., for anyone interested in learning more about the application process. Following the meeting, the application and instructions will be available online. Applications must be received by mail or hand-delivered no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 to the McKinney Housing and  Community Development Department, 406 N. Tennessee St.

The CSG program allows the flexibility to apply for funding under the following priority of needs:

  • Basic needs: food and clothing
  • Housing / shelter: non-financial assistance
  • Health and medical treatment, including mental health
  • Housing: financial assistance
  • Transportation: the sole service being provided

Grant funding is awarded based on service impact to the community, non-duplication of services with other agencies, other sources of agency funding, risk assessments and presentation critique. Application must request a minimum of $3,000. Applicants may submit up to two separate requests.

Presentations will be made before the Community Grants Advisory Commission (CGAC) at 6:30 p.m., November 8 and 9 at John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy. City Council will conduct a public hearing December 5 to consider funding recommendations from the CGAC.

For more information, email Camille Smith, Community Services Coordinator, or call at 972-547-7517.

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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