The Town of Amherst will apply to the Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development for a FY 10 Community Development Block Grant for social service programs that support low-and moderate-income Amherst residents. The Town is eligible to apply for up to $200,000 for human service/social service programs that address critical community needs, however, the amount of social service funding that will be available depends on the total amount of funds that the Town applies for in its application. At this point the exact amount of funds available is unknown.
The Community Development Committee has voted that it will prioritize the following service in reviewing proposals:
1. Emergency rental assistance, emergency fuel assistance, emergency food and emergency shelter services that can include case management and coordination.
2. To Sustain and expand current Town funded Social Service Programs
Contact the Community Development Department (413-259- 3074 for a copy of the Request for Proposal).