Foundation / Corporation
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority and Measure Q
07/01/20 11:59 PM Receipt
Grants to California nonprofit organizations, schools and school districts, and government agencies to promote park areas and open spaces in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support activities in the focus areas of environmental stewardship; trails, parks, and public access; environmental education; and urban agriculture and food systems. Eligible projects are located in the Cities of Campbell, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Santa Clara and unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Projects must take place within the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority’s boundaries. Funds are available for large and small grants.
The purpose of this Grant Program is to create healthy and safe open space and park areas in cities and unincorporated urban areas within the Authority’s boundaries by:
The Grant Program is also intended to promote investments in underserved, disadvantaged, and park-poor neighborhoods and to more equitably distribute the benefits of nature throughout the diverse communities and neighborhoods within the Authority’s jurisdiction. The Authority has identified several priority “Deep Engagement Communities,” which are areas with the greatest barriers to access of open space (due to, for example, language barriers and lack of personal vehicles) and the greatest environmental burdens (such as air pollution levels). Projects that address open space needs of Deep Engagement Communities or sensitive populations will be awarded bonus points.
Grant Project Categories:
For information about the project categories, see: https://www.openspaceauthority.org/system/user_files/Documents/2020%20Urban%20Grant%20Program%20Guidelines.pdf#page=9
Funds can be requests for capital improvements, planning, and programs. Capital improvement and planning projects must be located in an urban area or within one mile of an urban area. Programs must serve residents of urban areas. For additional information about the grant project types, see: https://www.openspaceauthority.org/system/user_files/Documents/2020%20Urban%20Grant%20Program%20Guidelines.pdf#page=11
Highly desired project elements:
For information about eligible costs, see: https://www.openspaceauthority.org/system/user_files/Documents/2020%20Urban%20Grant%20Program%20Guidelines.pdf#page=32
GrantWatch ID#: 182466
Anticipated grants awarded: 7-10 small grants; 5-7 large grants
- Small grants: $10,000 - $39,999
- Large grants: $40,000 - $250,000
- Small grants: 1 year to complete project
- Large grants: 3 years to complete project
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Megan Dreger, Grants Administrator
USA: California: Cities of Campbell, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Santa Clara and unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Projects must take place within the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority’s boundaries.
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