Community Services Grant Program

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Community Services Grants

COMMUNITY SERVICES GRANT OVERVIEW

The City of La Quinta offers the Grant Program for community services support

  • Community Services Grants go to recognized nonprofit organizations that benefit the residents of La Quinta.
  • Grants are considered and funded up to three times per year (rounds).
  • All three rounds are held within the city's fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
  • Organizations that have been funded are ineligible for funding for the next fiscal year.
  • All funding requests are limited to an amount not exceed $5,000.
  • Organizations may request funds to be applied directly to rental fees for City facilities without the $5,000 funding limit.   

IS MY ORGANIZATION ELIGIBLE?

Q: How much money is available?

A: requests are limited to an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Any funding amount requested could be adjusted to a lesser amount at the discretion and approval of the City Council. 

Q: Who can apply for this grant?

A: Application are accepted from recognized nonprofit organizations that directly benefit La Quinta residents.  Second consideration is given to nonprofit organizations that indirectly affect the quality of life for the residents of La Quinta.

Q: What if my organization is applying for a grant for the first time?

A: Organizations applying to the Community Services Grant program for the first time are eligible for a "Starter Grant".  The "Starter Grant" allows first time applicants grant funding up to $500 if they demonstrate their commitment to provide services to the La Quinta community.  If an organization is selected to receive the "Starter Grant" they would then be eligible to apply to the program again the next fiscal year. 

Q: Can an individual apply for this grant?

A: No, individuals are not eligible for funding through the City of La Quinta grant program.

Q: Can my organization request "seed" money for a start-up?

A: Yes, organizations can request "seed" money, however they are required to obtain matching funds from other sources in the same fiscal year before the grant funds will be released.

Q: Is my organization eligible if we received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds?

A: No, organizations that receive CDBG funds from the City of La Quinta during the same fiscal year are not eligible for funding.

Q: Is my organization eligible if we received Community Services Grant (CSG) funds in the past?

A: Yes, and No.  Organizations that were funded before June 30, 2016 are now eligible to apply.  Organizations that were funded after July 1, 2016 are ineligible for funding and must wait until July 1, 2018 to re-apply.

 

 

MARKETING/ SPONSORSHIP GRANT OVERVIEW 

The City of La Quinta offers the Grant Program for marketing and event sponsorship. 

  • Marketing/ Sponsorship Grants go to organizations that would benefit the City of La Quinta in a marketing capacity.
  • Economic Development Grants go to organizations that will help strengthen the business community of La Quinta.
  • Grants are considered and funded up to three times per year (rounds).
  • Organizations that have been funded are ineligible for funding for the next fiscal year.
  • All three rounds are held within the city's fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
  • All funding requests must include a detailed marketing/ media plan to be considered.

IS MY ORGANIZATION ELIGIBLE?

Q: How much money is available?

A: Requests are limited to an amount not to exceed $5,000.  A second tier is available for Economic Development/Marketing requests above $5,000 (submission of a detailed marketing/media plan is required in connection with these requests). For Economic Development/Marketing requests above $5,000, an in depth review will be conducted by the La Quinta Marketing Committee.  Any funding amount requested could be adjusted to a lesser amount at the discretion and approval of the City Council.  

Q: Who can apply for this grant?

A: Applications are accepted from recognized organizations that would directly benefit La Quinta in a marketing capacity. Second consideration is given to organizations that indirectly affect the quality of life for the residents of La Quinta. 

Q: Can an individual apply for this grant?

A: No, individuals are not eligible for funding through the City of La Quinta grant program.

Q: Can my organization request "seed" money for a start-up?

A: Yes, organizations can request "seed" money; however they are required to obtain matching funds from other sources in the same fiscal year before the grant funds will be released.

Q: Is my organization eligible if we received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds?

A: No, organizations that receive CDBG funds from the City of La Quinta during the same fiscal year are not eligible for funding.

Q: Is my organization eligible if we received Community Services Grant (CSG) funds in the past?

A: Yes, and No.  Organizations that were funded before June 30, 2016 are now eligible to apply.  Organizations that were funded after July 1, 2016 are ineligible for funding and must wait until July 1, 2018 to re-apply.

 

 

THE PROCESS...

What you need to do:

  1. Determine eligibility based on the information provided above.  If eligible, proceed to set 2.
  2. Review the grants calendar for submission dates. If within the due date, proceed to step 3.
  3. Fill out the grant application. Once completed proceed to step 4.
  4. Submit application via email to ccalderon@la-quinta.org, or in person to the Wellness Center located at 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA  92253.

The next steps:

  • Applications are received and reviewed by staff to ensure eligibility and completeness.
  • Completed grant applications will be reviewed by a designated Grant Review Committee.
    • The committee's review includes: consideration of the funding amount, the intended use of the funds, and the organizations service to the community. If committee approves the application, they will then recommend for approval to the City Council. 
  • Committee approved applications are submitted to the City Council for consideration and approval.
  • If approved, funds will be dispersed to grantee and can be spent over a 12 month period.
  • Funding expenditures will need to be reported to the City of La Quinta at 6 months and a full reconciliation form with supporting documentation will be due before the end of the 12 month period. 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2016-17 GRANT DATES

1st Round
Grant deadline: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 by 5 p.m.
Grants to Council: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

2nd Round
Grant deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018 by 5 p.m.
Grants to Council: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

3rd Round
Grant deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018 by 5 p.m.
Grants to Council: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

 
For more information on the City of La Quinta Grant program, please contact the Community Resources Department at the Wellness Center (760) 564-0096

 

GRANT APPLICATION

 

GRANT GUIDELINES & OVERVIEW

 

MARKETING GUIDELINES & OVERVIEW