The City of Vallejo Officially launched a City-wide grant program Dec. 25, 2018. As a result of several community group requests for infrastructure, services and activities funding during the development of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget, staff recommended the City Council consider providing one-time grants. Approved by the City Council on October 9, the application is available now and due by 5:00 pm. January 31, 2019. The process is meant to be open to ensure every community group has the opportunity to apply for and be considered for funding.
“Our non-profit community is a key pillar to providing programs and services to fill many needs and gaps,” said Mayor Bob Sampayan. “I am hopeful that this is the first step in developing additional capacity with our partners and continue to promote Vallejo as a place to live and work.”
Specific details are included in the guidelines here. In whole, the following are the key parameters:
Each applicant should be a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Proposals must explain how the applicant would use public funds to implement programs, services, or public improvement projects that would benefit Vallejo residents and serve the public.
Proposals must serve the public interest, providing a clear public benefit for Vallejo residents.
Proposals may not exceed $25,000.
Funding may be used for services, labor, advertising, printing, or other direct costs associated with the project.
All proposals must identify in-kind contribution or match funding.
Proposals may not require or recommend any change in City policy, promote religious views or beliefs, discriminate on the basis of any protected class, or result in the violation of any law.
To prevent any unintentional misappropriation of public funds, grants will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis.
The City Council allocated $100,000 for the grant program in Fiscal Year 2018-19. It is anticipated that staff will return with an action item for City Council to consider selection of applicants following the conclusion of the application process. Staff will prepare a presentation to select projects to be funded, and staff will work with applicants to draft agreements and manage progress following City Council direction.
For more information: Joanna Altman, Assistant to the City Manager, Joanna.Altman@cityofvallejo.net, (707) 648-4362