San Mateo County officials are accepting funding applications from organizations or businesses that aim to help community members who are in need.

County officials said they released funding from Measure K — a voter-approved half-cent countywide sales tax — to provide services for children, families and seniors, and address emergency preparedness, housing and homelessness in the county.

“The Board of Supervisors is looking for bold, innovative ideas,” County Executive Mike Callagy said in a statement. “This is not about business as usual. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference, to boost equity and to improve lives here in San Mateo County.”

County officials expect that approximately $35 million in funding will be available.

According to county officials, applicants can be nonprofit organizations, private businesses, or joint ventures of any size. Individuals are not eligible.

Applicants must make proposals that will address needs in the county’s priority areas, county officials said, such as giving additional transit options for seniors and those with disabilities.

Those interested can register online to find out more about the funding opportunity.