Neighborhood Grants Program

Neighborhood Grants Program

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The Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) is the Community Foundations for Monterey County’s commitment to support community and volunteer-led groups at the grassroots level. Groups may apply for a grant ranging from $500 to $4,000 for a project or series of activities that improves the quality of life in their neighborhood. Since 1997, more than $800,000 has been awarded to groups throughout Monterey County.

Deadline

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM, February 15, 2019.

Groups are eligible to apply for a neighborhood grant if they meet the following criteria:

  • Group is made up of 5 or more person (cannot be related)
  • Group is based in Monterey County
  • Project or activities are carried out in any one of the cities or unincorporated areas of Monterey County
  • Group does not have any a final report due from a previous grant
  • Able to open a bank account under the group’s name (assistance will be provided)

Guidelines

Groups who apply will be selected based on the information from their application and from the information they present to our grants committee.  The Neighborhood Grants Program Committee will base their selection on the following criteria:

  • Need:  Does the project fulfill a community need that is not currently being met?
  • Leadership: Does the group demonstrate leadership and train its members to take on leadership roles?
  • Involvement: Does the group involve other people in the project?  Are decisions made by the group and not by just one member?
  • Impact:  Will the group’s project achieve positive changes for their community?
  • Presentation: Can your group prepare a strong presentation that clearly communicates what your group does and why it should be awarded a grant?

Application

Before completing the Neighborhood Grants Program application, groups should review the grant guidelines. We encourage groups to apply online.

Info Sessions

Groups interested in applying for its first Neighborhood Grant are encouraged to attend an Information Session:

Information Session Presentation (Recording)

 

Final Report

A group who receives a neighborhood grant will be required to submit a Final Report, the final report is due 11 months from when they receive their grantee check.  The final report is made up of the following forms and will be provided to the grantee at the annual Awards Ceremony:

Recent Grants

Tu Puedes King City $4,000 Community dance classes and health workshops
United Castroville Neighbors $4,000 Annual community event for youth in Castroville
 Renacer En Alegria $4,000 Music Therapy for Senior Citizens in King City
LULAC Youth Council 2087 $3,000 Farmworker youth leadership training, college preparedness and community service projects
Kalpulli Oceloyotl $4,000 Oceloyotl: Uplifting children and youth through Aztec Dance
Salinas Youth LULAC #709 (New) $3,000 Salinas Valley Youth LULAC #709; Education and Career Exploration
Yaocuauhtli Danza Cultural $3,500 Cultural Event: Mexico Tenochtitlan Foundation
Monterey County NAACP Youth Council $4,000 NAACP 24th Annual Youth Council
Ballet Folklorico Tapatio $3,000 Ballet Folklorico Tapatio
Padres de Ninos Especiales Del Sur del Contado $4,000 Monthly gathering meeting expenses
Friends of Marina Parks (New) $4,000 A Community volunteer organization  to improve neighborhood parks in Marina
Castroville Midnighters Club $2,500 Midnighters Holiday Giveaway
Noche Bohemia $2,500 Inspire and unite the community through the arts
Gonzales Youth Guardians $1,500 College fields trips for Gonzales Youth
Team Villa Boxing $3,000 Offering  Salinas youth free boxing and physical fitness

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Programa de Becas para Vecindarios

El Programa de Becas para Vecindarios (Neighborhood Grants Program, NGP) es la base comunitaria para el compromiso del Condado de Monterey de apoyar grupos comunitarios y voluntarios a nivel de base. Los grupos pueden solicitar una beca de entre $500 y $4,000 para un proyecto o una serie de actividades que mejore la calidad de vida en su vecindario. Desde 1997, se han otorgado más de $800,000 a grupos en todo el condado de Monterey.

Fecha limite

Aplicaciones deben ser recibidas o matasellos antes del 15 de febrero de 2019 antes de las 5:00 PM. Animamos a los grupos que apliquen en nuestra página de internet: cfmco.org/apply

Elegibilidad

Grupos son elegibles para solicitar a una beca vecindario si cumplen con los siguientes criterios:

  • Grupo está formado de 5 o más personas (no se pueden relacionar)
  • Grupo esta basado en el Condado de Monterey
  • Proyecto(s) o actividades se llevan a cabo en cualquiera de las ciudades o las áreas no-incorporadas del Condado de Monterey
  • Grupo no tiene ninguno Informe Final de una beca anterior
  • Capaz de abrir una cuenta bancaria bajo el nombre del grupo (se proporcionará asistencia)

Directrices

Grupos que aplican serán seleccionados basándose en la información de su aplicación y de la información que representan a nuestro Comité de Becas.  El Comité  de Programa de Becas para Vecindarios basara su selección en los siguientes criterios:

  • Necesidad: ¿El proyecto cumple una necesidad de la comunidad que actualmente no se están cumpliendo?
  • Liderazgo: ¿El grupo demostrar liderazgo y capacitar a sus miembros a asumir roles de liderazgo?
  • Participación: ¿Involucra a otras personas en el proyecto del grupo? ¿Son las decisiones tomadas por el grupo y no sólo uno de los miembros?
  • Impacto: ¿El proyecto del grupo logrará cambios positivos para su comunidad?
  • Presentación: ¿Puede preparar una presentación fuerte que comunica claramente lo que hace su grupo su grupo y por qué se debería ser otorgado una beca?

Aplicación

Antes de completar la solicitud del Programa de Becas para Vecindarios, grupos deben leer primero la siguiente información sobre los requisitos, las directrices y fechas importantes. Animamos a los grupos que apliquen en nuestra página de internet.

2018 Programa de Becas Para Vecindarios y Directrices de Beca

TALLER INFORMATIVO

Grupos interesados de aplicar para una beca del Programa de Vecindarios debe asistir a un Taller Informativo:

Presentación del Taller Informativo (Grabación)

 

Informe final

Un grupo que recibe una beca estará obligado a presentar un Informe Final, el informe final es debido 11 meses desde cuando reciban su cheque de la beca. El informe final se compone de las siguientes formularios y se entregar durante en la Ceremonia Anual de Premios:

Becas Recientes

Tu Puedes King City $4,000 Community dance classes and health workshops
United Castroville Neighbors $4,000 Annual community event for youth in Castroville
 Renacer En Alegria $4,000 Music Therapy for Senior Citizens in King City
LULAC Youth Council 2087 $3,000 Farmworker youth leadership training, college preparedness and community service projects
Kalpulli Oceloyotl $4,000 Oceloyotl: Uplifting children and youth through Aztec Dance
Salinas Youth LULAC #709 (New) $3,000 Salinas Valley Youth LULAC #709; Education and Career Exploration
Yaocuauhtli Danza Cultural $3,500 Cultural Event: Mexico Tenochtitlan Foundation
Monterey County NAACP Youth Council $4,000 NAACP 24th Annual Youth Council
Ballet Folklorico Tapatio $3,000 Ballet Folklorico Tapatio
Padres de Ninos Especiales Del Sur del Contado $4,000 Monthly gathering meeting expenses
Friends of Marina Parks (New) $4,000 A Community volunteer organization  to improve neighborhood parks in Marina
Castroville Midnighters Club $2,500 Midnighters Holiday Giveaway
Noche Bohemia $2,500 Inspire and unite the community through the arts
Gonzales Youth Guardians $1,500 College fields trips for Gonzales Youth
Team Villa Boxing $3,000 Offering  Salinas youth free boxing and physical fitness