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Board to Provide $1M in Grants to Area Nonprofits

Aug 03, 2022 12:00AM ● By By Kim Nava, Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The County Board of Supervisors will continue providing $1 million through the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Grant Program to support nonprofit organizations located in Sacramento County. This will be the sixth year awarding funds to organizations that carry out community-based programs and/or services in the areas of economic and workforce development, arts and culture, community development, or health and human services.  

The County began setting aside funding for this purpose in 2017.  

Grants will be allocated through a competitive process and applicants must meet eligibility and funding requirements. Applications will be accepted online beginning July 29, 2022, through the County’s Office of Budget and Debt Management with a deadline of Aug. 29, 2022.   

Funding for the TOT Grant Program will come from County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues. Transient Occupancy Taxes are levied on guests who occupy rooms in hotels, motels and other temporary lodging accommodations in the unincorporated area of the County. 

Grant Application DEADLINE: Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, 5 p.m.

Grant Application Period

July 29 – Aug. 29, 2022 

All applications and requested materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. No late applications will be accepted;

Online Applications Only: all applications are only accepted electronically: Apply online beginning July 29;

Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified;

Applicants will receive electronic receipt notification upon submission.

Grant Program and Application Virtual Workshop: Aug. 4, 2022 – Time TBD

The workshop includes a review of the following:

Grant program and review process; Application; What the Evaluation Panel looks for in a strong application; Timeline and submission information; Frequently asked questions.

Grant Application Review Period 

Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2022:   

County staff will review applications for completeness and compliance with minimum eligibility requirements. Applicants will be notified electronically if proposals do not meet the minimum qualifications and cannot be moved to the evaluation process. 

September/October 2022  

Subject Area Expert Panel Application Review: Subject area experts will review, evaluate, and rank qualifying applications. 

November 2022

TOT Board Review Committee: Board Review Committee to review recommendations of the Subject Area Expert Panel’s Recommendation and award District directed grants based on input from Subject Area Experts.

Grantee Award Approval

December 2022  

Grantee Program Hearing Notification: Applicants will receive a second electronic notification of schedule for the Board of Supervisors Hearing where recommended award selections will be made. 

The Board of Supervisors will make the final determination and approval for all TOT Grant Program recipients. 

Budget & Debt Management will notify applicants of funding selections within 5 business days of Board Hearing approval. All notifications will be made electronically. 

Budget & Debt Management will draft and administer agreements between the County and grantees.

For more information about the grant program, visit the TOT Grant Program website