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Alisal Neighborhood Plan - Community Workshop January 29, 2015

January 20, 2015

The City of Salinas invites you to identify housing and community development needs and priorities to update the Alisal Neighborhood Homeownership and Revitalization Strategy. A Community Workshop will be held on January 29, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Maria J. Torres-Gil Community Center at 345 Calle Cebu.  This is the second in a series of community workshops to update the City's Housing Initiatives. 

A bilingual community survey is available online and paper copies at all three City libraries and the office of the Department of Community and Economic Development, 65 W. Alisal Street, Second floor, Salinas 93901.   

Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY2015/16 CDBG, HOME, ESG Funding

Deadline February 5, 2015

November 20, 2014

The City of Salinas is preparing its annual application to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding.  The grant amount that the City may receive from HUD is uncertain, but in recent years averages $1.9 million in CDBG funds to address community development needs, $549,000 in HOME funds for affordable housing activities and $163,000 for homeless services.

The City will consider funding requests from non-profit and for-profit organizations for qualifying activities. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015. 

A workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the City Hall Rotunda (200 Lincoln Avenue) to assist applicants with the RFP and on-line application process.

The RFP will be available online by January 5, 2015, at (login and password SAL2015 for new applicants).

For information on the RFP process, please contact Anastacia Wyatt at (831) 758-7489. Hablamos Espanol. TDD users may contact the City through the California Relay Service at 711.

UPDATE:  The Housing Department conducted the Request for Proposal (RFP) workshop for the application of HUD funds on January 13, 2015. The power point details information pertaining to the RFP and submitting proposals that are due to the City by Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Monterey County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Receives $874,890

Grant Funding​

September 8, 2014

The Monterey County WIB received a grant for $874,890.  The grant funding is targeted for re-employment services and training for affected workers who were laid off by Capitol One and River Ranch Fresh Foods.  Those affected workers in need of employment and training services may contact OET at the America’s Job Center of California, 730 La Guardia Street, Salinas, CA,  (831) 796-3600.  For more information visit:

Proposed General Plan Economic Development​ Element

April 7, 2014

The proposed City of Salinas General Plan Economic Development Element is an economic development strategy to achieve a vision of a united and sustained economic prosperity for Salinas. The strategy will identify policies, goals and objectives necessary to guide future public sector and private sector actions, and will contain a vision map, and list of recommended actions to ensure the vision becomes a reality. The Element is also a tool to better understand and define the baseline economic conditions and identify opportunities for cultivating a more prosperous and healthy Salinas.​ 

Emergency Food Distribution Program at the Bread Box and Hebbron Family Center


The Bread Box and Hebbron Family Center, in collaboration with the Monterey County Food Bank, are implementing the Emergency Food Distribution Program.  The Bread Box distributes food on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:00 AM and Hebbron distributes on the 2nd & 4th Thursday at 5:00 PM.  Providing increased access to food for families, specifically in East Salinas, is important and the Library and Community Services Department is pleased to support this effort.  For more information regarding the Emergency Food Distribution Program at the Bread Box or Hebbron7306.  Food Bank Distribution Sites