The city of Philomath annually allocates a portion of its budget to distribute among social service agencies that serve the community and is now accepting grant applications for funding requests.

The city set the deadline for the submission of complete applications at 5 p.m. July 29.

According to the city, social service funding priorities should reflect those found in the Philomath Strategic Plan and include providing basic services and resources to underserved populations, combatting homelessness and housing insecurity and improving health and wellness, including mental health. In addition, recipients of funding should incorporate practices of equity, inclusion and diversity, responsible stewardship of the land, air and waters of Philomath.

The city annually budgets up to 35% of estimated state revenue sharing funds for social service  requests. The social service funding formula may be modified or suspended during times of significant economic downturn or when revenue sources for the city are significantly reduced, according to a press release.

Organizations applying for social service funding must be recognized as a nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or be a governmental or quasi-governmental agency.

Application forms are available on the city’s website or at City Hall (980 Applegate St.). Finished applications can be submitted at City Hall, via postal mail at P.O. Box 400, Philomath, OR 97370, or via email to cityhall@philomathoregon.gov.For those with questions, contact Finance Director Mike Murzynsky at 541-929-3001 or mike.murzynsky@philomathoregon.gov.

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