To apply, organizations must:
• Be located in Ventura County and able to demonstrate services provided to City of Ventura residents.
• Provide proof of 501(c)3 status.
• Be in compliance with all City codes, laws, and ordinances.
• Certify, by means of signature on the application, that they are not delinquent in repaying the City any debt, whether the debt arises from a tax, bill, loan, lease, or other financial obligation. Organizations with a delinquent indebtedness to the City are ineligible to receive funding through this grant.
• Be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and operate so as not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
• Have satisfied the requirements of any previously awarded Community Partnerships Grant from the City of Ventura, including completion of mid-cycle and final reports.
• Maintain ongoing liability insurance with a minimum of $2 million aggregate, and $1 million per occurrence general liability coverage.
Grant funding is restricted to project-based grants that support individual projects and initiatives and not general operating expenses.
Restrictions and Limitations:
- Organizations that receive line-item budgetary support from the City, independent of the Community Partnerships Granting Program (CPGP) are not eligible to apply.
- Grant funds may not be used to fund organizations or programs whose primary functions include legislative programs intended to influence public opinion, political campaigns of candidates, public relations programs designed to influence public opinion, conduct of religious activities intended to indoctrinate individuals in or to carry out the intent or practice of religious beliefs. If an agency operates under religious auspices, it must clearly distinguish between services of a health and welfare nature and those of a religious nature.
- Grant funds may not be used for the payment of any debt, debt interest, or deficit reduction; commercial enterprises; fines and penalties; building or remodeling of facilities, furniture, or fixtures; 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.