The City of Rancho Cordova is accepting applications for its Community Enhancement Fund 2021/2022. The City is accepting applications from individuals, organizations, businesses, and community partners who are interested in enhancing the community.
Community grant types include:
The following set of criteria will guide the City’s evaluation and selection of projects to receive Community Enhancement Funds:
- Community Pride: The project should encourage residents to call Rancho Cordova their home.
- Civic Engagement: Projects should promote opportunities for civic engagement because the City views stakeholder involvement as crucial to citywide success.
- Quality of Life: The City encourages projects that provide a socio or economic benefit to the City by promoting community relations, residents’ well-being, attracting new businesses, and providing jobs in the City.
- Public Safety: Attention is given to improving public safety to promoting the welfare of their community.
- Arts, Culture, History, and Entertainment: The City continues to seek projects that support the arts, culture, history, and entertainment as a positive outlet for self-discovery, inquiry, and enhanced recreational experience.
- Sports: The City encourages projects that support sports as a positive outlet for building stronger community connections, promoting physical fitness, and enhanced participation in sporting activities.
- Children and Youth: The City seeks projects that support the growth and development of children and youth.
- Education: The project should enhance the quality of educational services to Rancho Cordova students or residents.
- Business/Economic Development: The City encourages an efficient and innovative business climate that responds creatively and nimbly for current and new businesses to grow and thrive in Rancho Cordova.
The following are not eligible for Community Enhancement Fund grants:
- Applicants who discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability;
- Applications requesting excessive honoraria or salaries for the project team;
- Activities that do not serve a public purpose;
- Activities that directly fund any private, sectarian school or any school not under the exclusive control of officers of the public schools;
- Activities that advocate or promote a specific religion;
- Activities that aid or promote political candidates, parties, ideologies, or campaigns; and
- Activities that aim to raise funds for a specific cause or organization other than grant recipient per Agreement terms; and
- Activities that are prohibited by law, or in the determination of the City, would be deemed illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction.
For more information, visit https://www.cityofranchocordova.org/what-s-new/community-enhancement-fund