Visalia holds youth grant workshops

Meetings this month are mandatory to qualify for grants from City’s Non-Profit Program Fund


VISALIA – In an effort to improve the lives of youth in the community, the City of Visalia wants to give money and advice to non-profits seeking funding. The City recognizes the important roles that Non-Profit agencies play in the ongoing effort to improve the quality of life in Visalia.

To support these efforts, the City has established the Non-Profit Program Fund, administered by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
This program creates a funding mechanism to assist non-profit and local government agencies in providing programs and services aimed at improving the quality of life for youth, including at risk youth, in the City and gang intervention programs.

The funding of the non-profits is based on a competitive process and applicants must be a non-profit or local government agency operating in the City of Visalia and benefit youth.  A minimum of 50% of the approved annual funding amount will be awarded to nonprofits or local government agencies for gang prevention/intervention programs or projects, provided qualified applications are received. If not enough qualified applications are received, funding will be dispersed to other qualified applicants at the discretion of the CAC.

Grants will be awarded at a minimum amount of $1,000 and are limited to a maximum of $6,500 for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Grants will be funded for continuing programs, new programs, or scholarship programs.
Non-profit agencies are required to attend one of the three Grant Application Workshops, unless they were a recipient in the 2016-2017 program. Three grant application workshops will be held in the City Council Chambers, 707 W. Acequia Ave. in Visalia.

No reservation necessary, these will be held on:

• Thursday, Aug. 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 to 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

An application for funding can be obtained at City Hall West, 707 West Acequia, from or requested by email  to [email protected].

For questions, contact Ruth Peña City of Visalia Financial Analyst at (559) 713-4327.

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