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The CHOICE Grant Program was launched in 2006 and with MEASURE O (2004) has funded non-profit organizations and schools with over $10 million in grants to support youth and families in creating safe and healthy communities. Currently, the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program funds 10 Santa Rosa-based non-profit organizations with $1.68 million to provide services for the City's most underserved and vulnerable residents.

CHOICE MINI-GRANTS

At this time, the Violence Prevention Partnership is not accepting CHOICE Mini-Grant Program applications due to allocating funds to address COVID-19 emergency services and sponsorships. 

Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grants

CHOICE CYCLE XI REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION

The CHOICE Cycle XI Request for Qualification will open January 10, 2022 and close February 17, 2022.

To access the RFQ, please go to PlanetBids, and register as a Vendor to access the RFQ. 

You may also go here to learn more about PlanetBids with the City of Santa Rosa. 

CHOICE Cycle XI  Key Dates

Background on the CHOICE Grant Program

ANNOUNCEMENT: CHOICE CYCLE X FUNDED AGENCIES

On December 17, 2019, staff from the Violence Prevention Partnership made funding recommendations to City Council for the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program. The City Council unanimously approved the funding recommendations totaling $840,000. The following list of agencies will implement community-based services under the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program beginning January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

The Partnership is extending CHOICE Cycle X for six additional months; January 1 - June 30, 2022. The extension is an effort to align the City’s fiscal year budget and the CHOICE Cycle XI RFQ with the 2022 Community Safety Scorecard update. There will be no gaps in funding.

CHOICE Cycle X Funding Recommendations - Program Descriptions

CHOICE Cycle X 2020 Report

CHOICE CYCLE X GRANTEES

Agency & Contact Program & Award Amount
Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma-Marin
Jennifer Weiss
Diversion & Intervention (REACH)
$100,000
Center for Well-Being
Karissa Moreno
Project T.R.U.E
$35,000
Child Parent Institute 
Robin Bowen
Family Focused Prevention & Intervention
$60,000
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP)
Susan Cooper
Roseland Strong
$120,000
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)
Melanie Dodson
Early Education Outreach Specialist
$130,000
Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB)
Angel Minor
Career Pathways
$48,000
LandPaths
Craig Anderson
iSCHOOL
$90,000

iREAD
$13,500
LifeWorks of Sonoma County
Michelle Fountain
El Puente
$120,000
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
Anita Maldonado
Career & Life Readiness
$100,000
The Salvation Army
Rio Ray
Tutoring & Mentoring (TAM) at Schools
$23,500

CHOICE FINAL REPORTS

Cycle I                    Cycle IV                    Cycle VII            

Cycle II                   Cycle V                     Cycle VIII

Cycle III                  Cycle VI                    Cycle IX