Public Services


The City of Pascagoula’s Community and Economic Development Department, is soliciting applications from qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing services that address one or more of the public service needs targeted in the City’s CDBG program.

Scope of Work:

Under this program, CDBG funds may be used to provide public services (including labor, supplies, materials, facility maintenance and operation costs, and other costs).

Targeted public service activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Employment services (e.g., job training)
  • Crime prevention and public safety
  • Child care
  • Health services
  • Substance abuse services (e.g., counseling and treatment)
  • Education programs
  • Energy conservation counseling and testing
  • Services for senior citizens
  • Services for homeless persons
  • Recreation services

The completed application must address one or more of the targeted public service needs listed above and must serve primarily low to moderate income persons in City of Pascagoula.


Maximum Funding Per Organization: $5,000.


Implementation Period: October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019  

Selection and Evaluation Processes:

The selection process of applications for funding will include a staff evaluation and recommendation for an award based on the following criteria:

  • Program Design and Community Impact                                           50 Points
  • Experience and Capacity                                                                   30 Points
  • Scope Alignment with Consolidated Plan                                          15 Points
  • New Organization not previously funded                                           5 points

Funding Timeline:

Notice of Funding Publication and Announcement                April 25, 2018

Application Deadline                                                              May 18, 2018

Staff Recommendation to City Council                                   June 5, 2018

Subrecipient Notification                                                        June 15, 2018

Action Plan submitted for HUD approval                               August 1, 2018

Subrecipient Agreements                                                       December 2018/January 2019

Contractual Requirements:

Each grantee selected to receive funds is required to sign an agreement with the City.  Under CDBG laws and regulations, certain requirements must be met in order to negotiate an agreement. These requirements include the following:

  1. Applicants must demonstrate that they are a nonprofit organization or a governmental agency.
  2. After an application is approved for funding, an agreement will be prepared and sent by the City to the identified by the applicant as the authorized official for signature. The agreement will specify the amount of the award, the period for which the project is approved, the contract term, administrative provisions and any special conditions.
  3. Each agency receiving CDBG funding from the City is required to certify that it will conduct its business in compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of the City, State and Federal governments, as applicable. Equal Opportunity in Employment policies will be required.
  4. In the event of non-compliance, the agreement may be terminated or suspended in whole or in part.
  5. All recipients will be required to comply with the federal government’s audit requirements as described in OMB Circular A-133 (for HUD’s programs, these requirements are codified at 24 CFR Part 84.)

Contact and Assistance Information:

Beth Meyer

Grants Administrator

City of Pascagoula

630 Delmas Avenue Pascagoula, MS 39567

Phone: (228) 938 – 6639        Fax: (228) 938 - 6637


All applications must be received by Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.