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December 2014


Attend Community Needs Assessment Workshop

Share your ideas to help identify priorities for San Mateo’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

The City of San Mateo receives federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help support needed community services in San Mateo’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. Each year nearly $1,000,000 is provided to assist qualifying residents and neighborhoods through partnerships with the City and non-profit service organizations. This money stays local and directly benefits those who need it most.

On Saturday, January 17th, the City of San Mateo and the Community Relations Commission encourages community members to attend the Community Needs Assessment Workshop and share ideas about how to allocate the funding. The workshop also kicks-off the 2015-17 Consolidated Plan, which identifies highest priority needs to help serve lower income residents and neighborhoods. The workshop takes place from 10:00 AM to Noon in Conference Room A at the King Center located at 725 Monte Diablo Avenue, San Mateo.

You may also share your ideas online at

Eligible project and program areas include: Public Service grants to non-profit agencies for community services, affordable housing as well as Community Development activities such as code enforcement, neighborhood parks, and public works infrastructure projects.

Since 1976 the City’s CDBG Program has provided nearly $40 million to the San Mateo community and has formed lasting relationships with those benefiting from the program. For more information please contact the City’s Neighborhood Improvement and Housing Division at (650) 522-7229 or email