OCEANSIDE, CA — Oceanside nonprofits impacted by the pandemic 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 nonprofit organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. The intent of the ARPA economic stimulus funding is to speed up the United States' economic recovery and to address the health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To qualify for grant funds, the applicant must be an Oceanside-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization in good standing, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Nonprofit organizations operating prior to March 1, 2020 will have priority over organizations that formed more recently.
Grants will be awarded in two categories:
Grants to offset revenue losses to the organization due to COVID-19 ($1,000 - $10,000) Grants for specific programs or activities (either new or existing) to help to address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19 ($5,000 - $50,000)
Grant amounts will be determined based on several factors, including financial impacts to the organization related to COVID-19, applicants’ positive impact on community economic recovery and applicants’ capacity to assist underserved populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. More details and application.