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Additional Community Grant and Sponsorship opportunities now available

Indio's City Council is dedicating funds to organizations serving local businesses and residents

The City of Indio is re-opening the application period for nonprofit organizations or local governmental agencies to receive up to $1,500 as part of its annual Community Grant/Sponsorship Program. Made available by the Indio City Council, this program is an extension of the program released in the winter of 2020. A total of $26,000 is available in this round of funding and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. Applications can be found here.

“Because of the challenges caused by COVID, we realize the timing of our last round of funding may have slipped by some deserving organizations who are in need of our support,” said Indio Mayor Elaine Holmes. “We want to make sure that all our community service partners in Indio and in the Coachella Valley know these small grants and fee waivers are available to them.”

The sponsorship program requirements are as follows:

1) To be eligible for in-kind assistance, a sponsorship or fee waiver, an organization must provide evidence that the activity will benefit the City of Indio or its residents by: (i) enhancing the quality of life or the delivery of services in Indio; or (ii) strengthening the business community in Indio, supporting the city’s overall economic development program or enhancing Indio’s marketing capacity and recognition in the region.

2) To be eligible for monetary assistance in the form of a grant, an organization must be a local governmental entity serving citizens of the City of Indio, or a recognized non-profit organization as described by the Internal Revenue Code, such as 501(c)3, that is in good standing in the State of California and one that provides services or other community benefits to the residents of Indio by: (i) enhancing the quality of life or the delivery of services in Indio; or (ii) strengthening the business community in Indio, supporting the city’s overall economic development program or enhancing Indio’s marketing capacity and recognition in the region.

Questions about the application process may be addressed to Jim Curtis, Community Services Manager, at (760) 391-4174 or jcurtis@indio.org

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