Oceanside Nonprofits: Apply for COVID grant funds by January 31

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Pandemic-affected nonprofits in Oceanside have until January 31 to apply for the City of Oceanside COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant Program.

As part of its Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) spending plan, the Oceanside City Council approved $1 million to be used for grants to local nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID-19. The intent of ARPA’s economic stimulus funding is to accelerate the United States’ economic recovery and address the health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be eligible for grant funds, the applicant must be a tax-exempt, Oceanside-based charitable organization in good standing as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Nonprofit organizations operating before March 1, 2020 will be given priority over organizations formed more recently.

Scholarships will be awarded in two categories:

  • Grants to compensate for loss of organizational revenue due to COVID-19 ($1,000 – $10,000)
  • Grants for specific programs or activities (new or existing) to help address the negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19 ($5,000 – $50,000)
  • Grant amounts will be determined based on several factors, including financial impacts on the organization related to COVID-19, applicants’ positive impact on community economic recovery, and applicants’ ability to help affected underserved populations. disproportionately by COVID-19. More details and application.

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