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Eastern Sierra News for June 16, 2024






INDEPENDENCE – Non-profit organizations in Inyo County wanting to apply for Community Project Sponsorship Program grants have a little over three weeks left to submit their applications.

The application period opened October 10 and closes at 5 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022. A total of $40,000
is available for events and projects hosted by local non-profits during 2023. The maximum grant award for
individual applicants is $10,000.

The CPSP 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. For example, last year CPSP grants were used to help sponsor Playhouse 395, the reopening of the Forum Theatre in Lone Pine, community murals, an outdoor youth program, the First Friday Markets, and other events.
The Program Guidelines, Grant Application, Grant Review Criteria, Tax Status, and Final Report Template are also available to review or download at:

To be considered, the completed and signed Grant Application (submitted on paper or digitally), must be received by the Office of the County Administrator by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2022. No postmarks 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].