The City of Plano now offers FREE access to the Foundation Directory Online for local nonprofit organizations. Use the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to:
- Seek out new funding opportunities, including private foundations, government grants and requests for proposals;
- Gain insight into a foundation’s funding priorities; and
- Use FDO’s rich data to focus your grant fundraising strategy.
How to access FDO:
You must reserve your computer time by calling the Neighborhood Services department at 972-208-8150.
*Reservations are made Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
Computer Location: Haggard Library, Genealogy Center, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, 75075
Mondays – Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Fridays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
2020 Consolidated Grant Process
Attendance at one information session is MANDATORY for any agency wishing to submit an application for the 2020 grant year. Individuals arriving more than 10 minutes late to the meeting will be asked to attend the next available grant training workshop. If there is not another grant training workshop available, then the agency represented by the individual(s) arriving late will not be allowed to submit a 2020 Consolidated Grant Application. Both meetings will be held at the City of Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Avenue, Plano, Texas 75074.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - Building Inspections Training Room
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
2020 Application Open – Apply Via ZoomGrants
Related Documents2020-2021 Grant Year Calendar
Robert W. Buffington Community Services Grant (BCSG)
The City of Plano recognizes the need for community services within the City and, for this reason, makes funds available for social services. The majority of these funds will be granted to agencies that provide for emergency needs for Plano residents, such as food, shelter, clothing and preventive health care.
Plano City Council approved BCSG Resolution, which details the grant Objectives, Requirements and Ineligible Activities. The Community Relations Commission has approved a Required Verification of Residency Process Map that all BCSG agencies must use. Also, Funding Standards have been created for those agencies seeking to provide financial assistance to clients.
The City of Plano sets aside $2 general fund monies per capita to be distributed as the Buffington Community Services Grant (BCSG). Application for the BCSG is through the Consolidated Grant Process.
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, or 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.
Organizations that submit an application must meet the following criteria:
- Proposed use of funds must benefit residents of the City of Plano.
- Must be a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, in good standing with the State of Texas and must have an active Board of Directors in compliance with IRS Section 501(c)(3).
- If previously funded by the City of Plano, must have successfully fulfilled all prior contractual obligations or explain reasons for non-compliance.
- Must have been operating for at least three years prior to the application deadline.
- Property taxes must be paid up to date.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Grants
Consolidated Plan of Plano's Housing & Community Development NeedsThe City’s HUD grants are spent in accordance with a five year plan, the Consolidated Plan of Plano’s housing and community development needs. Recent plans:
Annual Action Plan
The City develops an annual action plan which describes projects approved by the City Council for use of the current year’s funding allocation.
Citizen Participation Plan for HUD GrantsThe City is committed to providing opportunities for residents to participate and comment in the planning, implementation and assessment of its HUD programs. The Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) sets forth policies and procedures for providing public notice, holding public hearings, and obtaining public comments on the use of HUD funds.
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
At the end of each grant year, the City submits a consolidated report to HUD on the performance of grant funds and related Consolidated Plan goals:
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
As part of its HUD-required Consolidated Plan process, the City must analyze the state of fair housing choice which includes identifying impediments and suggested remedial actions to affirmatively further fair housing in the City. Please see the link below for the City’s current Analysis of Impediments. HUD issued a new rule in July 2015 that replaces the Analysis of Impediments requirement with the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The City completed its AFH process as part of a regional collaboration. For more information, see our Fair Housing page.
Housing and Community Services Manager
P: (972) 208-8150
Joint Use Facility
7501-A Independence Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75025
P.O. Box 860358
Plano, TX 75086-0358