The City of Santa Rosa is inviting non-profit organizations to apply for grant funding for events that help promote the City. Each year the City Council allocates Community Promotion Funding in the form of cash support and/or City services in an effort to promote its rich assets such as the downtown and to foster inclusivity among its diverse population.
The City uses the following guidelines to aid the City Council in determining funding recipients and award amounts:
Activities must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
The activity should generate revenue to City businesses.
The activity should have broad-based community participation and be open to the public.
The activity should take place within the City limit.
The funding from the City should not be the sole source of funding for the event.
The funding cannot be used for salaries.
The Council can approve up to $125,000 in total funding annually.
The deadline to apply for a Community Promotion Funding grant is March 8, 2019 by 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status after the City Council budget hearings held in June 2019.