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Community Services Grant Program

Grants to La Quinta, California Nonprofits for
Community Services Benefiting Local Residents

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City of La Quinta

Deadline Date:

05/10/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofit organizations that provide community services to the City of La Quinta. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for local residents. Organizations may request “seed” money for new programs. Grants may also be applied to rental fees at City facilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178903

Estimated Size of Grant:

All funding requests are limited to an amount not to exceed $5,000. Grants applied directly to rental fees for City facilities are not subject to the $5,000 limit.

The Starter Grant allows first time applicants grant funding up to $500.

Term of Contract:

Funds can be spent over a 12 month period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications 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.

Individuals are not eligible for funding through the City of La Quinta grant program.

Pre-Application Information:

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).

Application - Deadlines:

- 1st Round
Grant deadline: Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 by 5 p.m.

- 2nd Round
Grant deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 by 5 p.m.

- 3rd Round
Grant deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Applicants should submit their applications either via email to Christina Calderon or in person to the Wellness Center.

For more information, applicants may contact the Community Resources Department.

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.

Organizations that have been funded are ineligible for funding for the next fiscal year. Therefore, organizations that were funded before June 30, 2017 are now eligible to apply. Organizations that were funded after July 1, 2017 are ineligible for funding and must wait until July 1, 2019 to re-apply.

Organizations requesting seed funding must obtain matching funds from other sources in the same fiscal year before the grant funds will be released.

Contact Information:

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

Submit application via email to:

Christina Calderon, Community Resources Manager

Or in person to:

Wellness Center
78450 Avenida La Fonda
La Quinta, CA 92253

For more information, contact:

Community Resources Department
Wellness Center
(760) 564-0096

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USA: California: La Quinta