City of Rancho Cordova, CA

03/04/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/04/2024 02:15

Empower Your Community: Apply for Grants Through Rancho Cordova's Community Enhancement & Investment Fund

Do you have an exciting idea for a community project or program? If you're enthusiastic about enriching Rancho Cordova's vibrant community, now is the perfect time to seize the opportunity and apply for a grant through the Community Enhancement & Investment Fund.

In Rancho Cordova, community wellbeing isn't just a goal; it's a vibrant reality nurtured by the City's Community Enhancement & Investment Fund, which is fueled by voter-approved sales taxes that have enabled numerous projects and programs to enrich the lives of residents and businesses across the city.

From public safety to economic development, arts and culture to infrastructure improvements, the Community Enhancement & Investment Fund supports city projects and programs that enhance every aspect of community life. Annually, grants are also made available to individuals, organizations, businesses and community partners, fostering a culture of collaboration and empowerment with the city.

"In Rancho Cordova, our Community Enhancement & Investment Fund is more than just a source of financial support; it's a testament to our commitment to nurturing a vibrant and inclusive community," says City of Rancho Cordova Mayor David Sander. "Through this initiative, we empower residents and organizations to bring their ideas to life, fostering collaboration and enrichment across every corner of our city."

In Fiscal Year 2023/2024, the City Council earmarked significant allocations to bolster community well-being. With $25 million going back into the community; the impact is tangible. Community grants funded by the Community Enhancement & Investment Fund demonstrate its diverse and inclusive nature. Programs like Life! Camera! Action!'s student-film program led by the California Capital Film Office and the Sacramento Telangana Association's Festival of Colors, are examples of the City Council's commitment to enhancing community and civic experiences while celebrating Rancho Cordova residents and businesses.

"Life! Camera! Action! is a meaningful experience for young people, helping them grow and feel empowered," says Charles Lago Director of the Rancho Cordova Film Office. "With support from the Community Enhancement & Investment Fund grant and working with PAL, shy kids have blossomed into more confident youth, using their creativity and newly learned technical skills to address important issues and make a positive impact on their community."

Need help with your grant proposal? City staff are offering virtual office hours to assist with inquiries, application discussions, and support through the Community Enhancement & Investment Fund process. Sign up for an appointment here. The application cycle runs until Friday, March 15, 2024, at NOON (12:00 p.m.) PST, giving individuals, organizations, businesses, and community partners the chance to electronically submit their applications. With this deadline in mind, prospective applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to positively impact the community's wellness and vitality. Grants will be awarded by the City Council for use in Fiscal Year 2024/2025.