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The City of San José has a single convenient point of entry for your organization to view and apply for active City of San José grant opportunities. Please pre-register your organization into the system. Once your registration has been approved, you will be able to view and apply for City grants as they become available. WebGrants will also generate email alerts on the status of each application throughout the submission cycle. We have pre-registered over 200 of the City’s returning grantees into the system. If you would like to know if your agency is already in the system please contact WebGrants.

The following City of San José Grant opportunities are included in WebGrants:

Council Grants
Council Grants (through the City Clerk’s Office) is comprised of two grant programs: The Hewlett Packard (HP) Grant Program, which awards monies to organizations that serve the educational, recreational, or cultural needs of the residents of San José; and the Constituent Outreach Grants awarded to serve the purposes of communicating with constituents, conducting informal surveys to elicit constituent priorities, and to support special event communications.

General Funds
The General Fund is a Citywide fund awarded to community-based organizations that support and supplement services provided by City Service Areas.

WIA Grants
WIA Grants, a Work2Future program, focuses on offering a comprehensive range of workforce development services free of charge to adults and youth seeking to enhance their job-seeking skills. Services are provided at one-stop centers located in San José, Campbell, and Gilroy, California.

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Grants
San José Bringing Everyone's Strengths Together (B.E.S.T)
The purpose of the B.E.S.T. grant program is to develop and implement programs that address the needs of high-risk and gang-involved youth and their families; and to provide a coordinated continuum of prevention, intervention and suppression services. San José B.E.S.T is a triennial qualification to provide youth gang intervention services. As part of the 2013-2016 triennial qualification process, San José BEST launched redefined Eligible Services to better align with Evidenced-Based Principles of Effective Interventions established by the National Institute of Corrections. Services include cognitive development, life skills training, street outreach, substance abuse treatment, vocational services, and parent/family awareness. BEST services are associated with decreased recidivism, increased high school completion, and other pro-social outcomes.
Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.  

Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG)
The intent of the SSIG program is to provide or enhance recreational and/or educational opportunities not normally available to high-risk and gang-impacted youth during the summer months, therefore providing a safe environment for participants while keeping them active and engaged.

Senior Health & Wellness Initiative (SHW)
The Senior Health & Wellness Initiative seeks to reduce social isolation and improve the health and wellness of individuals ages 60 and up by providing a safe place for seniors to engage in quality programs that are easily accessible, at senior nutrition sites throughout San Jose. Grant funding is intended to support new programming for older adults, enhance an existing program, or restore a program with a significant record of success.

For additional information, please call 408-535-3570