$1 Million in Grants Available to Area Nonprofits

Sacramento County, CA (MPG)  |  By Kim Nava, Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The County Board of Supervisors will provide $1 million through the 2019 TOT Grant Program to support nonprofit organizations located in Sacramento County that carry out community-based programs and/or services in the areas of economic and workforce development, arts and culture, community development, or health and human services. The County began setting aside funding for this purpose in 2017.

Grants will be allocated through a competitive process and applicants must meet eligibility and funding requirements. Applications will be accepted online beginning July 26 through the County’s Office of Economic Development with a deadline of August 26, 2019.

Funding for the TOT Grant Program will come from County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues. Transient Occupancy Taxes are levied on guests who occupy rooms in hotels, motels and other temporary lodging accommodations in the unincorporated area of the County.

2019 TOT Grant Program Application Dates & Details

Grant DEADLINE: August 26, 2019, 5 p.m.

Grant Application Period

July 26 – August 26, 2019

All applications and documentation requested in announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 26, 2019; Online Applications Only: all applications are only accepted electronically: Apply online beginning July 26; Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified; Applicants will receive electronic receipt notification upon submission.

Grant Program and Application Workshops – 827 7th Street, Community Room

July 24, 2019 at 5:30 – 7 pm

July 26, 2019 at 11:30 am – 1 pm

General Overview of the Grant Program and Process; Application Writing - What the Evaluation Panel Looks For; Review of Timeline and Submission Information; Frequently Asked Questions.

Grant Application Review Period

August 27 – September 3, 2019      

Budget & Debt Management staff will review applications for completeness and compliance with minimum eligibility requirements. Applicants will be notified electronically if proposals meet the minimum qualifications and moved to the evaluation process. Qualifying organizations will receive the Board of Supervisors Hearing schedule where final recommendations and approval will be made in October 2019.

September/October 2019

Subject Area Expert Panel Application Review: Subject area experts will review, evaluate, and rank qualifying applications and may contact organizations with follow-up questions.

Grant Program Hearing Notification: Applicants will receive a second electronic notification of schedule for the Board of Supervisors Hearing where recommended award selections will be made.

Grantee Award Approval

November 2019

The Board of Supervisors will make the final determination and approval for all TOT Grant Program recipients.

Budget & Debt Management will notify applicants of funding selections within five business days of Board Hearing approval. All notifications will be made electronically.

Budget & Debt Management will draft and administer agreements between the County and grantees.

For more information about the grant program, visit the TOT Grant Program website.