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Oxnard Senior Services Commission Grant

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City of Oxnard - Senior Services Commission

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09/15/17 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Oxnard, California senior-serving nonprofit organizations to support program and operating costs. Applications are invited from organizations and programs that serve residents ages 55 and up. The funding source aims to support a broad array of opportunities and services to enrich and extend life to Oxnard senior residents through City programming and partnerships with community organizations.


1. Effectively and comprehensively provide services to the largest growing population within the community of Oxnard.

2. Provide an environment that recognizes and values the experiences and contributions of Oxnard seniors and encourages their involvement in all economic, social, recreational, and cultural aspects of the Oxnard community.

3. Refine information and referral services for the Oxnard senior population.

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GrantWatch ID#: 147016

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization is established when one or more persons create a group that works to meet the needs of seniors, 55 years of age or older. A “senior organization” has the following characteristics:

-Existing nonprofit that is Oxnard-based or has a presence in the City of Oxnard
-Demonstrate senior-based programs are the primary focus of its mission and 100% of grant funds support programs for Oxnard residents
-Must be in compliance with all City codes, laws, and ordinances upon accepting monetary award
-Must have satisfied the requirements of any previously awarded grants from the City of Oxnard, including completion of reports
-A mission statement reflecting a philosophy, vision, purpose or theme and guided by specific goals and objectives, with a focus on seniors, 55 years of age or older
-A Board of Directors ensuring the work of the organization is consistent with the mission and has fiduciary responsibility for the work
-Has obtained or can show proof (e.g., Board minutes showing intent to apply) that it is in the process of obtaining a nonprofit status (IRS 501c3)


All funding applied for must be for Oxnard-based programs with 100% of the grant funds used to serve seniors who are residents of Oxnard.

No grant funds may be used for the payment of debt, debt interest or deficit reduction; commercial enterprises; any fines or penalties; building or remodeling of organization’s facilities; furniture or fixtures for the organization; lobbying any public agency or office; out-of-state travel; hospitality or food costs; placement of grant funds into trust, endowment or contingency funds; expenses for projects that have already been completed.

Pre-Application Information:

Each recipient must identify other sources of funding which will contribute to the operating program. Matching funds are not required as a condition of this grant cycle.

Applications must be submitted to the Senior Services Office no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Grants are expected to be awarded in late December.

The following is the proposed timeline (dates are subject to change; applicants will be notified of changes based on Senior Services Commission and City Council availability):

-Issuance of grant application: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
-Applications due to Senior Services: Friday, September 15, 2017
-Applications pre-reviewed by staff: Friday, September 29, 2017
-Applications reviewed by Senior Services Commission: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
-Senior Services Commission Recommendations: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
-City Council Vote: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
-Award Letters: 2 weeks after City Council approval
-Disbursement of funds: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
-Interim report for operating funds: Friday, June 30, 2018
-Complete project - final report due: Monday, January 15, 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Renee Rakestraw, Recreation Supervisor
(805) 385-8022

Direct applications to:

City of Oxnard Senior Services
Attn: Senior Services Supervisor
350 North C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

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