Community Enhancement Program Grant Application

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The following are key points to remember when filling out the Community Enhancement (CE) Program ARPA application:

  • ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations or public agencies headquartered and operating in San Diego County. Eligible organizations that have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request for additional assistance with ARPA funds.
  • USE OF FUNDS: Community Enhancement grant funds may NOT be spent on any item not part of the grant purpose that will be stated in the grant agreement. For ARPA funding, grant funds may NOT be spent on any item NOT part of the eligible activities in the application. Please fill out the application accordingly.
  • ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES: Eligible expenditures begin at the agreement's effective date or March 3, 2021 for ARPA through the end of the agreement term.
    • Fund requests for the eligible activities below must be a direct result of supporting public health and response activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The eligible expenditures for the COVID-19 ARPA funding begins March 3, 2021. Please click on each eligible activity you are requesting ARPA funding for and enter the requested amount.

If an organization has locations in multiple Supervisorial Districts, an application will need to be submitted for each district.

Additional Eligibility Criteria for non-profit organizations

Prior to completing an application, non-profit organizations will need to ensure they are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be identified on the Charitable Organization Registry maintained by the California Attorney General (AG) as CURRENT, EXEMPT, or provide evidence that they are not required to register or are in process of being registered. In addition, eligible applicants must have a status of ACTIVE with the California Secretary of State or otherwise show that they are authorized to conduct business in the State.

Required documents:

  • Form 990 - For nonprofits with gross receipts greater than $50,000, please provide copy of pages 1-8 of the most recent IRS form 990 or pages 1-3 of 990EZ. For nonprofits with gross receipts of less than $50,000, attach IRS form 990N e-postcard (not required for government/public agencies).

  • Attorney General Proof of Eligibility (nonprofits)

  • Secretary of State Proof of Eligibility (nonprofits)

  • Prior year applicant tax return (Provide a copy of the most recently submitted business Federal Tax Return. If you said YES to experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, please also include your 2019 Tax Return.)

  • Letter from IRS letter showing current Tax Exempt/Non-profit Status (not required for government/public agencies).

  • Monthly financial statements - If 2019 tax return provided, please provide monthly financial statements from January 1, 2020 to February 14, 2020 only. (Only required if you are requesting for ARPA funds)

  • Detailed payroll report as of February 14, 2020 (For businesses with paid employees) – Please provide payroll summary from 4th quarter  2019 to February 14, 2020 only. (Only required if you are requesting for ARPA funds)

  • W-9 Form

  • Resolution of the Board of Directors

To submit your grant application, please complete all of the required fields and attachments below.