Application Period to Open for City Grant Programs

Press Release

Press Release - Online Application Period to Open for City Grant Programs

Posted: 01/12/2021

Non-profit Organizations Serving Elk Grove Encouraged to apply for FY 2021-22 Funding

The online application period for three City grant programs supporting local non-profit organizations will open this Friday, January 15 for funding allocated in next fiscal year (FY 2021-22).  Applications are available on the City’s website. Access the applications.

At a time when the demand for services has grown exponentially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, support for non-profit organizations remains critically important. In 2020, the City of Elk Grove granted $393,000 in pandemic funding support to Elk Grove non-profit organizations.

Community Service Grants and Community Development Block Grants

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Community Service Grants (CSG) offer funding for community service programs. The CDBG program funds public service activities, housing programs, and public facility improvements that benefit low-income Elk Grove residents. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Since 2003, the City has used CDBG funds to support senior and youth programs, upgrade nonprofit facilities, run housing programs, and complete accessibility improvements throughout the City, among other activities.

The CSG program is a local grant program that funds a variety of activities serving Elk Grove residents. Funding from this program has provided senior meals and food for the Food Bank, staffing support for senior and youth programs, emergency funding for utility assistance, and other activities. Nonprofits can apply for up to $100,000 in CSG funds. CDBG and CSG grant applications will be due on February 16.

Event Sponsorship Grants

The City will also continue its Event Sponsorship Grant (ESG) Program. This program provides cash, City facility use, and in-kind services to events hosted in Elk Grove. Nonprofit organizations with in-person or virtual events scheduled between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 are encouraged to apply. ESG applications must be submitted by February 26.

Learn more. Attend a webinar.

A public meeting and technical assistance webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 26 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Community members are encouraged to attend the webinar to provide input on what programs, services, and activities are most needed in Elk Grove. City staff will also provide technical assistance to prospective applicants including an overview of the eligibility requirements and application process. Register to attend.

Applications for all grant programs will be accepted exclusively through the City’s online application process. Amounts awarded for FY 2021-22 are subject to City Council approval through the annual budget process.

For questions, assistance, or more information about the grant opportunities, contact Housing and Grant Specialist Alicia Tutt at 916-627-3735 or atutt@elkgrovecity.org.

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