Fentanyl awareness event scheduled soon

The Gilroy Police Department will host a Fentanyl Awareness Night on April 19 (English) and April 20 (Spanish) at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., from 6-8pm.

The event will go over the dangers of fentanyl and the resources available. There will be free Narcan kits for attendees, and dinner will also be provided.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/GilroyFentanyl.

For information, call the department at 408.846.0300.

Grant funding plan available for public review

A draft of the City of Gilroy’s annual plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs is now available for public review and comment.

Grant funding is awarded to communities or grantees for a wide range of activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development and providing improved community facilities and services.

As a CDBG grantee community, the City of Gilroy utilizes its allocation in a variety of ways to assist low and moderate-income residents and community programs.

The public comment period runs through April 30. Written comments on the draft document must be received no later than 5pm on April 30 and can be emailed to [email protected].

The City Council will also hold a public hearing on May 1 and provide direction on funding allocations.

To view the draft plan, visit cityofgilroy.org/284/Block-Grant-Funds.

Applications now open for arts grant

Artists and arts organizations based in the greater Gilroy area are invited to apply for SVCreates’ inaugural Gilroy Elevate the Arts Grant Program. 

These grants aim to support artists and the arts community in Gilroy by demonstrating the role arts can play in equitable community empowerment, activation and revitalization. 

Grants will fund publicly accessible arts projects in downtown Gilroy. 

The application period is from April 7 to June 9.

For information, visit svcreates.org/gilroy-elevate-the-arts-grant-program.

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