September 25, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Smart Growth California invites you to join us for a funder-only webinar to demo and discuss a powerful new tool and approach to help under-resourced California communities successfully apply for a range of government grants.
Whether your work is focused in California or elsewhere, you’ll gain insights on unlocking investment where it’s needed most. Register now.
Significant public funds for disadvantaged communities exist
There are billions of public dollars now available in California that cities, counties, and local partnerships can apply for to fund projects for active transportation and public transit, parks and trails, safe drinking water, and other critical infrastructure to support healthy environments and community revitalization.
In fact, state legislation mandates large portions of many of these funds be directed to disadvantaged communities. But understanding how to access and successfully compete for these funds can be a daunting task, especially for low-resource and underserved communities.
New full-service program will help communities access these funds
To address this challenge, the Local Government Commission is piloting a new funding navigation program that includes a web platform and technical assistance for local elected leaders, staff, and community activists.
The online tool provides a snapshot of potential funding sources with curated content to help users quickly assess the timing, resources, and partnerships need to apply, plus the level of difficulty and competitiveness of a grant. Users are invited to request further guidance through a simple online form.
Then a consultation and report follows, with recommendations for the best funding programs to pursue, next steps to making a project proposal-ready, plus experts and grant writers to assist with proposal development and application preparation.
Join us September 25 at 10:00 AM Pacific for an unveiling of this new funding navigation and technical assistance program, Funding Navigation for California Communities. The webinar will include time for funders to ask questions and discuss how this can benefit specific California communities. Register now.
- Corey Brown, Resources Legacy Fund
- Craig Martinez, The California Endowment
- Kate Meis, Local Government Commission
- Josh Meyer, Local Government Commission