Community Improvement Grants

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Applications Now Available for 2021!

Do you have a fun, creative community project idea but need funding to get it going? The Community Advisory Board is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2021 Community Improvement Grant Program. See the Program Timelines below for due dates and additional details.

Next application deadline: September 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Application Packets

Grant Program Informational Meetings 

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    Danielle Garduno

    Community Engagement Coordinator
    Phone: 543-4696

Grant Program Timeline

Grant Timeline Items Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Applications Available April 1, 2021 July 1, 2021 October 2, 2021
Applications Due June 30, 2021; 4pm Sept. 30, 2021; 4pm Jan, 7, 2022; 4pm
Staff Review July 1-14, 2021 Oct. 1-14, 2021 Jan. 1-14, 2022
CAB Review and Selection July 28, 2021 Oct. 27, 2021 Jan. 26, 2022
Projects Begin Upon approval by CAB Upon approval by CAB Upon approval by CAB
Projects Complete No later than 1 year after grant approval No later than 1 year after grant approval No later than 1 year after grant approval

What is the Community Improvement Grant (CIG) Program?

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people working in a community garden
girl looking through microscope with teacher behind her helping

The CIG Program supports community building, improves neighborhoods, and strengthens relationships among residents. The CIG Program provides mini-grants for the City of Santa Rosa’s Neighborfest Program, which offers neighbors the chance to come together, have fun, and build stronger, more connected communities. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all community events including Neighborfest have been suspended until further notice. This year, in lieu of Neighborfest, the CAB will be issuing grants for eligible community improvement projects. All approved projects must be inclusive, accessible, free of charge to participants, and focus on broad community support.

Forms

If you have completed your project, please use the links below to access the forms you will need for your final report and reimbursement:

Appeals

If you applied for a Community Improvement Grant and were not awarded, you can appeal the decision to the CAB. For information on how to submit an appeal, please email Danielle Garduño, Community Engagement Coordinator.

To view applications, please submit a 
Public Records Request.

2020 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Neighborhood Organization Amount
Apple Valley Burbank Housing Development Corporation & 
Apple Valley Garden Committee
$2,359
Burbank Gardens Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Association $2,359
Proctor Terrace Proctor Terrace Parent-Teacher Association $2,500
South Park South Park Residents Group $2,500
Southwest Santa Rosa Latino Service Providers - Youth Promotores $2,500
West End & St. Rose West End Neighborhood Association  $2,500

2017-18 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Project Name Group/Organization Amount Funded
African American Youth Summit The Black Community Forum $2,345.00
Binkley Garden Improvement Project Seedlings Garden Group $4,500.00
Growing Our Community Garden Project Piner-Olivet Union School District $4,992.00
MLK Juneteenth Community Festival MLK Juneteenth Festival Committee $2,500.00
Robin Hood Lane Street Tree Planting and Community Building Event Robin Hood Lane Neighbors $3,190.00
Sam Jones Memorial Garden - incomplete Catholic Charities Supportive Housing $649.39
Tool Acquisition Program Santa Rosa Tool Library $3,500.00
Unshackled Legacy Showcases $4,814.99
Youth Connecting Positively  North Bay Council Alternatives $4,992.00