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Grant Program for Non-Profit Organizations to Open

Jan 24, 2024 11:05AM ● By Sacramento County News Release

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors intends to continue providing $1 million through the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Grant Program to support nonprofit organizations located in Sacramento County in Fiscal Year 2024-25.

For the last 7 years, the Board of Supervisors has awarded 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, and 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 February 2, 2024, through the County's Office of Budget and Debt Management with a deadline of March 4, 2024.

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.

2024-25 TOT Grant Program Application Dates & Details:

Grant Application DEADLINE: March 4, 2024, 5 p.m.

Grant Application Period

February 2 – March 4, 2024

All applications and requested materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 4, 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

Online Applications: Only online applications will be accepted. Apply online beginning February 2.

Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Applicants will receive electronic receipt notification upon submission of application.

Grant Program and Application Virtual Workshop:

February 13, 2024 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The workshop includes a review of the following:

-Grant program and Timeline

-Insurance Requirements

-Application Questions

-Timeline and submission information

-Q & A's

Grant Application Review Period

March 5 – 11, 2024

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 will not continue to the evaluation process.

March 12 – April 26, 2024 

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

May 2024

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

Grantee Award Approval

June 2024                

Grant Program Hearing Notification: Applicants will receive an electronic notification of the 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.

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

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

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