The City of Plano recognizes the need for community services within the city and, for this reason, makes funds available for social services. The Buffington Community Services Grant (BCSG) supplies funds for programs that provide public service activities directly to Plano residents, with special consideration given to those agencies offering short-term, urgent economic assistance or care services, offering immediate relief of crisis impacting the physical and/or mental health of Plano residents. All such services will contribute to one or more goals of the City's current, adopted Five Year Consolidated Plan of Housing and Community Development Needs. Funding from BCSG must be spent between October 1 through September 30 of every fiscal year. The grant may not exceed 50% of the organization's annual budget.