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Public Service Agency Grants

Public Service activities are funded through grants that are given to other agencies or Town departments to carry out eligible community development activities. Funding is open to any nonprofit agency that provides a public service directed toward improving the community. Eligible public service activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Employment
  • Child Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Energy Conservation
  • Recreational Needs
  • Crime Prevention
  • Health
  • Education
  • Welfare

Notices are published in local newspapers at the beginning of the calendar year and applications are accepted for funding on an annual basis. The Community Development Block Grant Program Year conforms to the Town's Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30). The Community Development Advisory Commission reviews applications, interviews the applicants, and recommends agency funding to the Mayor and Legislative Council. The public is invited to comment on the merits of these applicants as well.  If you are a non-profit organization interested in seeking public service agency funding please contactChris Marchand , program specialist at 203-562-5129 ex 123 or email at cmarchand@hamden.com.

In 2012 - 2013, the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Development will offer Public Service grant support to the following programs:


  • Columbus House
  • BH Care (Formerly Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven )
  • H.C.L.C (Formerly REACH Program)
  • H.C.L.C ( Formerly STEPS Program)
  • Hamden Community Services
  • Hamden Elderly Services
  • Newhallville Housing Development Corp. 
  • Quinnipiac Valley Health District
  • Partnerships Adult Daycare
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