The City of Ashland is offering local social service agencies the opportunity to apply for grant funds that can be used to establish a resource center for the homeless, those at risk of becoming homeless and others at risk or in need in Ashland. The City will make grant funding available in an amount up to $50,000 per year for two years to a qualified grant recipient. Only one recipient will be selected for grant funding.
Because social services for the homeless and others in need are primarily provided in Medford, the Ashland City Council has made it a priority to try to bring social services to Ashland. The Council envisions the resource center as a facility that would provide Ashland’s under-served populations with access to basic sanitary and social services such as toilets and showers, laundry, referral to other social service agencies, case management and job training skills.
The grant recipient will be responsible for securing a facility, either by purchase or lease, and for providing on-site staff and volunteers, all of whom shall be screened and trained by the grant recipient. Any required remodeling labor, materials, permit and business license costs are the responsibility of the grant recipient, as well as any materials, equipment, furnishing and supplies required for the operation of the resource center.
For a copy of the grant application, click here. Questions about the grant application can be directed to Dave Kanner, city administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.