The County provides public grant funding to public infrastructure and/or beautification projects that benefit the unincorporated areas of the County. A public infrastructure and/or beautification project is defined as a one-time project that enhances a community’s cultural, environmental, recreational or historical assets.
Only non-profit organizations in the unincorporated area with recognized tax exempt status can submit a grant application. The application period for grant funding usually opens in the spring and closes in the summer. The application will be posted on the County's website when it opens up again.
Questions regarding these grants should be directed to the County Administrative Office at (805) 781-5011.
What is the process?
Step 1: Request for Application
The County will release a Request for Application (RFA).
Step 2: Apply for Grant Funding
Once the RFA is published by the County, organizations or individuals must apply for grant funding by the deadline in order to be considered. Incomplete or late applications and/or electronic submittals will not be accepted.
Step 3: Review Period
A Grant Review Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to the County Administrative Office.
Step 4: Recommendations to Board of Supervisors
The Administrative Office will review the committee's recommended grant recipients and make final recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.
Step 5: Approval, Grants Awarded
Grants will be approved by the Board of Supervisors, as timely as possible, at an available Board meeting as part of the consent agenda. Once the Board has approved funding, projects will be expected to begin at the start of July 1 and be completed by June 30.
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