– Press release

Inyo County is accepting grant applications from non-profit groups and organizations in the county seeking funding for programs, projects or events taking place from the time the grants are awarded in late August to December 31, 2015.

There is $25,000 worth of grant funding available in this Fall Cycle of Inyo County Community Project Sponsorship Program grants. The deadline for applying for the CPSP Fall Grant Cycle is Monday July 27, 2015.

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved up to $25,000 in CPSP grant funding for this Fall Cycle when it recently approved the “rollover budget” for the first part of the fiscal year 2015-16 county budget.

To be eligible for the Fall Grant funding, the event or program seeking funds must occur between Sept.1 and Dec. 31, 2015, and any project funded in this cycle must also be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. The maximum amount awarded for any single grant is $10,000.

Any grant funding not awarded during the Fall Cycle will be included in the funding available for a second round of grants for events and projects taking place in the first half of 2016. The funding amount available for the Spring/Summer Grant Cycle will be determined when the county approves its final 2015-16 budget later this year.

Over the past eight years, Inyo County CPSP grants have provided funds to county based non-profits to help sponsor events ranging from marathons to fishing derbies to concerts, contributed to projects as diverse as web page redesign, murals and printing of promotional brochures, and paid for advertising that promotes local and regional events and programs.

Past CPSP grant recipients have included local chambers of commerce, museums, and arts and cultural organizations. The CPSP program is focused on helping local organizations promote activities and programs that bring visitors to the area, and also supports events and programs that enhance the cultural and recreational quality of life of the county’s residents.

Non-profit organizations based in Inyo County are encouraged to apply for CPSP grants during this Fall Grant Cycle.

The Program Guidelines and Grant Application forms can be reviewed, or downloaded by going online at the Inyo County website, under Community Project Sponsorship Program, at www.inyocounty.us/Comm_Proj_Spon/CPSP.htm.

The deadline for applying for the Community Project Sponsorship Fall Grant Cycle is Monday July 27, 2015. To be considered, three copies of the completed grant application, each with an original signature, must be received by the Office of the County Administrator by 5 p.m. on Monday July 27, 2015. No postmarks or facsimile copies will be accepted.

Grant applications being mailed should be sent to: Office of the County Administrator, Attn: Community Project Sponsorship Program, P.O. Drawer N, Independence, CA 93526. If hand delivering, deliver to: Office of the County Administrator, 224 N. Edwards Street, Independence, CA, (760) 878-0292. Digital grant applications, which still need original signatures, may be sent to [email protected] or [email protected].

Grant applications deemed complete and eligible will be forwarded to a Review Panel for evaluation, ranking and suggested funding levels. The Board of Supervisors is expected to consider the Review Panel’s funding recommendations and make a final decision on the specific grant awards toward the end of August.

Organizations or groups with questions about the grant guidelines, the application process or the program in general can call 760-878-0258 for more information.


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