Human Services Grants

Human Services Resource Allocation Process

Human Services Resource Allocation Process (HSRAP) is a grant program open to organizations who deliver direct services to Palo Alto residents so that they have a safety net of services. Money is allocated through the City’s General Fund. Current funding priorities include senior services, early care and education, youth services, developmentally disabled services, homeless services, and low income healthcare. Applications for funds are solicited and reviewed on a biennial basis.

The period to submit a HSRAP proposal for the funding term July 2023-June 2025 is closed. Please visit the HSRAP application webpage for more information. 

Emerging Needs Fund

The Emerging Needs Fund assists nonprofits serving Palo Alto residents with short-term and/or urgent funding to address emergency, critical or emerging human services needs. For more information, please read the Emerging Needs Policy Information(PDF, 156KB).