The City of Palmdale is pleased to offer funding opportunities for City of Palmdale small business, nonprofits, and other eligible agencies, thanks to local Measure AV funding. The object of these community grants are to provide equal opportunity for non-profits and community businesses to apply for funding that helps address critical issues and provide programs, services and relief to the Palmdale community. All program guidelines are subject to change; applications are not reviewed until after the deadline.
Any organization seeking financial support from the City of Palmdale must complete an application and meet the general requirements to be considered. The City is under no requirement or expectation to provide funding to any organization and organizational support may vary depending upon the financial priorities of the City. The dollar amount of grants will be based on the number of qualified applications received. Policy amendments or modifications are at the sole discretion of the Palmdale City Council.
For general inquiries, please email MeasureAVgrants@cityofpalmdale.org
Application Opens: Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Applications Due: Friday, January 27, 2022 by 5 p.m. - CLOSED
- Deadline & Timeline
- Review & Scoring Criteria
- Required Documents
- Reporting Requirements
- Public Record
- Appeal Process
Application Period: 01/10/2022 - 01/27/2022
Awarding of Funds: Applicants will be notified of award status within (60) business days of the closing of the application portal and after a thorough documentation review. Please pay attention to your email and phone messages during this period of time so we can contact you if additional information is required to process your application.
Reporting Requirement Submission: Approved organizations will be required to submit a report outlining how funds were utilized. The report must be submitted at least one (1) year after receiving funding, or earlier. Any funding disbursed will be required to be reported to the Measure AV Citizen Oversight Committee pursuant to the Oversight provision in the PMC (3.11) discussing the semi-annual reports that the staff is required to provide regarding how the money is being spent.
- Must be either a non-profit 501(c)(3) or community-based business/agency.
- Must provide direct services to the City of Palmdale community.
- Must have at least a (2) year history of service in the City of Palmdale.
- Must have current business license.
- Organization should fit into one of the following categories that provide programs and/or services: local military veterans, at-risk youth, mental health, food and shelter services, community-based policing, or crime prevention.
- Must sign a funding agreement with the City that will include, but is not limited to, general legal principles, reporting, access to financial records, and audit provisions if applicable. The agreement will be provided to awarded applicants.
- Must submit a final closing statement.
Below is a list of general characteristics that may be considered as part of the review process. This list may be refined by members of the Committee/City as deemed necessary. Preference will be given to organizations that:
- Provides programs and/or services to local military veterans, at-risk youth, mental health, food and shelter services, community-based policing, and crime prevention to City of Palmdale community.
- Serve the City of Palmdale’s most vulnerable populations, low income, seniors, handicapped, unemployed or other underserved residents.
- Have partnered with or assisted other non-profits to provide needed services.
- Have actively provided needed services to the City of Palmdale residents for the longest period of time.
Application questionnaires will be scored using the following rubric:
|Services & Recipients||20|
|Palmdale Community Benefit||30|
Measurements & Outcomes
Total Possible Points
The following documents may be required to submit with your application and are based on award size & agency type:
- Proof of operational history of at least two years within the City of Palmdale (i.e., profit & loss, budget items, previous business license(s), good standing articles)
- 2019 & 2020 Federal Tax Returns/IRS Form 990
- Completed W-9
- Current Business License
- Current By-Laws & Articles of Incorporation/DBA Statement
- Determination Letter from the IRS/California Attorney General Good Standing Certification Letter or Registrant Details
- Sign Cost Estimate Form
- List of Board Members
Approved organizations will be required to submit a report outlining how funds were utilized. The report must be submitted at least one (1) year after receiving funding, or earlier. Any funding disbursed will be required to be reported to the Measure AV Citizen Oversight Committee pursuant to the Oversight provision in the PMC (3.11) discussing the semi-annual reports that the staff is required to provide regarding how the money is being spent.
California Public Records Act: Submitted applications, including their attachments, and any correspondence will become the property of the City. All applications and attachments, including any subsequent correspondence and/or additional documents, will be subject to public disclosure per the “California Public Records Act,” (California Government Code Sections 6250 – 6270) once the City has made a final determination regarding whether funds should be awarded to the Applicant. The City reserves the right to make use of any information or ideas in the proposals submitted. Regardless of any identification otherwise, including marking some or all pages as "confidential" or "proprietary," information contained within the application or attached documents shall become a part of the public record and subject to disclosure without any further notice to the Applicant. The City shall not in any way be liable or responsible for the disclosure of any such records.
Applicants may appeal application denials. Appeals shall be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Department in person at 827 East Avenue Q-9 Palmdale, CA 93550 during regular operating hours of Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or by email at MeasureAVgrants@cityofpalmdale.org with “APPEAL to Measure AV Grant Program” in the subject line, within ten (10) business days of the date of the application denial letter. The written appeal shall state the reason(s) why the applicant believes the application denial was in error and provide any additional documentation necessary to support the applicant’s assertion of same. The Director of Parks and Recreation (Director) or designee will review the appeal and issue a determination within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of the letter. If further review is required, the City Manager or designee shall review the appeal and issue a final determination within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of written determination by the Director or their designee.
Program Resource Links
- California Attorney General: https://oag.ca.gov/charities/forms
- DBA Statement: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/small-business-services/
- Articles of Incorporation: https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/
- Palmdale City Business License: https://cityofpalmdale.org/156/Business-License
- W-9 Download: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
- Cost Estimate Form: https://cityofpalmdale.org/DocumentCenter/View/10874/Measure-AV-Cost-Estimate-Form-2022
- Requirement Matrix: https://cityofpalmdale.org/DocumentCenter/View/10899/Grant-Program-Matrix---Requirements