The Community Development Department is accepting applications for the following four funding sources:

  • State of North Carolina Emergency Solutions Grant Funds
  • City of Durham Emergency Solutions Grant Funds
  • City of Durham Community Development Block Grant Funds (for emergency shelter operations and services)
  • City of Durham Dedicated Housing Funds (for rapid rehousing activities)

The combined application for these funding sources is available at www.zoomgrants.com

The deadline for submitting a project application via the zoomgrants website is August 30, 2019 at 3 PM.

The responses to the following questions may provide helpful information to project applicants:

  1. Does an applicant need to submit a separate combined application for each project type?   No, one combined application is sufficient. Complete one NC ESG application and one “Combined Budget Template.” On the NC ESG application, complete Sections 1-5 and complete the portions of Section 6 devoted to the activities for which the organization is seeking funding. On the “Combined Budget Template,” complete the spreadsheets for each of the project types for which the organization is seeking funding and ensure that the “Summary” spreadsheet reports on the total funding requested.
  2. On the ZoomGrants.com Summary page, should the applicant submit the amount requested per project type or the total funding requested?    On the ZoomGrants Summary page, indicate the total amount requested from all four funding sources for all of the project types.
  3. On the “Required Documents” Tab, under “Required for Non-profits: 12-months of Board members Attendance Record (meeting minutes),” can the applicant submit either an attendance record or a copy of the meeting minutes?   One can submit either an attendance record for Board meetings or a copy of the meeting minutes that contain a record of Board member attendance.
  4. On the “Required Documents” Tab, under “Required for Non-profits: Documentation of Board Authorization for submittal of this application,” can the applicant submit either a copy of meeting minutes documenting Board approval or a letter signed by the Board chair confirming Board authorization?  Yes, the applicant can submit either a copy of the minutes of the Board meeting in which the Board authorized submission of the application or a copy of a letter signed by the Board chair confirming that the Board authorized submission of the application.

For more information regarding this application process, please contact Project Manager Lloyd Schmeidler with the City’s Community Development Department at (919) 560-4570 ext. 22267.