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Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 13th, 2020
The City of Compton expects to receive approximately $115,600 from US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as grant funds for fiscal year 2020- 2021.
The City maximizes the benefit of these funds by partnering with local non-profit organizations to conduct eligible activities.
The booklet which is linked at the bottom of this web post contains the funding applications for the following HUD program: Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
CDBG provides funds to assist in the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income individuals.
The City invites proposals from qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations which have been established for at least two years, that provide housing or community development services within the boundaries of the City of Compton, or that provide services to residents of the City of Compton.
ATTENTION ! Existing CDBG Recipients:
Organizations that have previously received funding under the CDBG program must be up-to-date on their reporting requirements in order to be considered for continued support, as well as monitoring and audit reports should be in good standing. Please call the Grants Division at City Clerk's office, if you are unsure of your reporting status. Phone: (310) 605-5580.
Download CDBG Booklet here !
Co-operation between Comfort Keto and the Compton Chamber of Commerce in 2020
Compton Chamber of Commerce believes that the low-income communities can be changed sustainably by this one core objective: Saving lives by eating better.
In the first quarter of 2020, Compton Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Comfort Keto to introduce its pre-cooked heat-and-eat ketogenic meals to the staff members of major businesses, governmental agencies and organizations operating in the greater Compton area.
The joint objective of Comfort Keto and the Compton Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the health status of professional workers and civil servants of the region by providing freshly prepared, nutritious, and affordable low-carb heat-n-eat meals delivered to the work location of clients on a weekly basis.
Objectives of the program:
Awareness: The future of a community largely depends on the health of its people. As the premier business and community benefit organization, the Compton Chamber of Commerce will play a key role on increasing working professionals' awareness of healthy living through healthy eating.
Accessibility: Food deserts are locations without easy access to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods. Food consumed in food deserts is often high in carbohydrates and sugar, unhealthy seed oils, food coloring and additives, and low in nutritional value. The unfavorable cooking methods (seed oils used for frying) also affect the nutritional value adversely. The introduction of Comfort Keto program to working professionals in the nutritionally underprivileged greater Compton area will help the workforce to improve their health, and living conditions.
Affordability: Regardless of location, many people feel priced out of healthy offerings —and for good reason. For disadvantaged communities, cost is a "key impediment" to eating healthy. Keeping the costs down, profit margins minimal, and prices low for healthy diet patterns are the key goals of Comfort Keto's prepared ketogenic meal program.
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Compton Chamber of Commerce