Corona Community Based Organization Grant Program: A Chance for Nonprofits to Apply!

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Mar 23, 2022

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Corona Community Based Organization Grant Program

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The Community Based Organization (CBO) Grant Program intends to offer grants to nonprofit organizations providing social services to Corona citizens that address ongoing, new, and developing needs. The Community Based Organization grant program (CBO) was given $500,000 to fund nonprofits that provide services to Corona residents whom the epidemic has touched. Starting in Fiscal Year 2023 and concluding in 2025, funds will be distributed yearly for three fiscal years.

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As seen below, the purpose is to distribute funding over three budget cycles:

Fiscal YearFunds
2023   $166,666
2024 $166,666
2025 $166,666 

The amount of money available for CBO grants is restricted. $166,666 will be available each year for the next three years. Starting in the spring of each year, an annual Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) will be issued to encourage applications. 

The president signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on March 11, 2021. Funds were granted to states, territories, tribal regions, counties, and cities under ARPA for further COVID-19 aid to address the pandemic’s effects. Corona was given a one-time grant of about $29 million. Staff presented project and program choices to ARPA funding on November 3, 2021.

About CBO Grant Program:

The Community Based Organization (CBO) Grant Program in the City of Corona was established to support local organizations and programs that provide or sponsor various services, activities, and events that benefit residents. CBOs are nonprofit organizations that offer community-based programs and services.

The Community Services Department has collaborated with community members, local organizations, and City staff to develop the CBO Grant Program guidelines and application. These guidelines will be used to evaluate applications for funding from eligible CBOs.

Application Process

Depending on funding availability, eligible applications may earn between $2,500 and $25,000 in CBO grants. Applicants must be a nonprofit organization, demonstrate a COVID effect, and use the money solely for Corona residents if chosen.

Applicants who meet the criteria may get anything from $2,500 to $25,000. If an application meets the following criteria, it will be considered for funding: 

1) they are a California-recognized nonprofit; 

2) they demonstrate a COVID effect, and; 

3) they provide services to Corona citizens. 

There are examples of loss of finances, difficulty in obtaining funds, loss of personnel, reduction in staff, and other COVID effects.

Nonprofit organizations are urged to peruse the program materials, which are available online at:

Community-Based Organization Grant Program | City of Corona (coronaca.gov)

Applications must be sent to the Community Services Department, Attn: CBO Funding Program, 400 S. Vicentia Avenue, Suite 225, Corona, CA 92882, by 5:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Contact Details:

Please contact the City of Corona Community Service Department’s Community Assistance Division at (951) 736-2249 with any questions or concerns.

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