Human Services Grants Program

The Human Services Grants Program (HSGP) provides over $10 million in annual funding for services offered by nonprofit organizations that respond to clearly identified community needs in Santa Monica and advance the City’s priorities. The program aims to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of Santa Monica’s youth and families, people with disabilities, seniors, victims of domestic violence, low-income households, and people experiencing homelessness. HSGP funding levels are approved by Council annually as part of the adoption of the City’s budget. 

2023-27 Human Services Grants Program (HSGP) Funding Recommendations have been approved. Please click here to view the staff report. 

2023-27 Human Services Grants Program - Request for Proposals Timeline 

  • August 24, 2022City Council authorized the release of the 2023-2027 Human Services Grants Program (HSGP) Request for Proposals (RFP). 
  • September 28, 2022 – The City of Santa Monica released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Human Services Grants Program (HSGP) on the City's Open Gov procurement platform to solicit applications for the FY 2023-27 HSGP funding cycle. 
  • October 25, 2022 – City staff held a virtual Bidder’s Workshop for all prospective HSGP applicants. 
  • November 29, 2022 – City staff held an HSGP RFP Q&A Session in advance of the November 30 deadline for questions related to the RFP. All questions and responses were posted to OpenGov
  • January 18, 2023 – Deadline for proposals submitted in response to the 2023-27 HSGP RFP
  • April 25, 2023FY 2023-27 HSGP Funding Recommendations were released as an Information Item; Awards were posted to OpenGov; All applicants were notified. 
  • May 9, 2023City Council approved FY 2023-27 HSGP Funding Recommendations. 
  • June 27, 2023City Council considers formal approval of HSGP funding as part of the FY 2023-25 Biennial Budget.
  • July 1, 2023 – The FY 2023-27 HSGP funding cycle begins. Click here for a listing of current HSGP grantees.

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