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City Grants and Loans

Housing Assistance

Home Improvement Program

Who: For individuals
What: Loans and grants
Deadline: Ongoing

The City's Home Improvement Program (HIP) provides loans for home renovations to lower-income home owners and renters. It also provides a very limited number of small grants for minor home improvements. The program includes improvements for accessibility, energy-efficiency and general repairs for health and safety.

Types of HIP assistance and eligibility requirements
Types of HIP assistance and eligibility requirements (Spanish)

First-time Home Buyer Loan Program

Who: For individuals
What: Loans
Deadline: Ongoing

The First-time Home Buyer Loan (FTHB) Program offers down payment assistance to moderate or lower-income, first-time home buyers who live or work in Sunnyvale. The FTHB program is available to eligible buyers of Below Market Rate (BMR) or lower-cost market-rate homes in Sunnyvale.

Amount: Second mortgage loan of up to $50,000

FTHB Program Income Limits
FTHB Program Guidelines

Community Grants

All funding requests will be considered part of an annual competitive application process and will be determined by City Council in June 2019.

Neighborhood Grant Program

Who: For Sunnyvale neighborhood groups and associations
What: Grants
Deadline: April 19, 2019, by 5 p.m.

The Neighborhood Grant Program (NGP) is for free neighborhood events or projects that increase communication among neighbors, improve the physical condition of the neighborhood, or enhance neighborhood pride and identity.

Amount: Up to $1,000 per group

NGP Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria
NGP Application

Community Events Grant Program

Who: For nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations
What: Grants
Deadline: April 19, 2019, by 5 p.m.

The Community Events Grants (CEGP) are for free, nonreligious community events held in Sunnyvale with expected attendance of at least 500 people.

Amount: Up to 40 percent of total event expenses

CEGP Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria 
CEGP Application

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2019