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City to Grant Thousands to Local Nonprofits

The city is taking grant applications to fund local projects that would benefit the community.

The city of San Clemente is making tens of thousands of dollars in grants available to local nonprofits for projects that benefit the community.

The money comes from federal Community Development Block Grants and city general fund money, according to city documents. It's reserved for civic projects, social services or housing and homeless support.

Eligible projects include one-time projects, a new service, event or established program and can pay for capital costs, staffing or operations.

Grants are for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins on July 1, 2013, according to a city release. The city provided $124,000 in grants last year.

Organizations that received grants in the past were Laura’s House, Camino Health Center, The Senior Center’s Age Well Inc., OC Human Relations, FAM, Henderson House’s Homeless Shelter, Jamboree Housing Inc., Shorecliff’s Afterschool Program, Fair Housing Foundation, The Mentor Project at the Boys & Girls Club, RIO Adult Day Center and San Clemente High School Grad Nite, said city staffer Denise Obrero in an email.

Applications can be obtained by calling Obrero, Housing Specialist at 949-361-6188. The application will be posted Nov. 28 on the City’s website under the Services/Housing & Social Services/Housing Services link.

Applications must be submitted to the Community Development Department at 910 Calle Negocio by Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.

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