City of Corona: Community-Based Organization Grant Program Supports Non-Profits During Pandemic Recovery

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Apr 27, 2023


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  • The City of Corona established the Community Based Organization Grant Program (CBO) to offer grants to non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The CBO grant funds are limited, and applicants must demonstrate a COVID impact and use the funds for services exclusively for Corona residents.
  • The CBO grant program allows non-profit organizations to receive support and assistance in times of need, recognizing their vital role in addressing social and economic issues.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected individuals and organizations across the globe, causing economic and social disruptions that have reverberated in the City of Corona, like many other communities. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided relief funds to aid in recovery from pandemic impacts. The City of Corona has taken advantage of this opportunity to support the recovery of non-profit organizations that provide essential services to Corona residents.

CBO Grant Program Overview

The Community Based Organization Grant Program (CBO) was established to offer grants to nonprofit organizations impacted by the pandemic. The City of Corona received $29 million in ARPA funds and allocated $500,000 to the CBO program to help sustain and rebuild non-profit organizations that help serve the local community. The CBO grant funds are limited. Hence, application requests are to be collected through an annual Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA), starting in the Spring of each year.

Qualifying for the CBO Grant Program

To qualify for the CBO grant program, applicants must be a non-profit and demonstrate a COVID impact. The selected organization must utilize funds for services to Corona residents only. These funds will help them to cover expenses related to community services like food distribution, housing support, mental health services, and other vital services provided by non-profits.

Investing in the Community

The CBO grant program allows non-profit organizations to receive support and assistance in need. The grant program recognizes the vital role that non-profits play in supporting the community and addressing social and economic issues. It is a way for the City of Corona to invest in the community by providing critical resources to non-profit organizations, allowing them to continue to offer valuable services to those in need.

Application and Deadline Information

The program deadline is Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 5:00 P.M. Interested nonprofit organizations are encouraged to review the program documents available on the City of Corona website for complete program details and instructions on how to apply for the program. The application process is competitive, and grants will be awarded based on the strength of the application, demonstrated COVID impact, and the organization’s ability to deliver services to Corona residents.

The CBO grant program is an excellent opportunity for non-profits to access resources that will allow them to continue their vital work in the community. The City of Corona recognizes the value of non-profit organizations and is committed to supporting them through these challenging times. Corona City is investing in the community’s future by providing financial support. Additionally, this will help ensure essential services are available to those who need them.


The CBO grant program is a lifeline for nonprofit organizations, helping them continue providing essential services to the community during the pandemic recovery period. The program represents a significant investment in the community, recognizing the value of not-for-profit organizations in addressing the social and economic impacts of the pandemic. Interested nonprofits are encouraged to apply for the CBO grant program and take advantage of this unique opportunity to access critical resources and support.


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