Non-Profit Grant Program

As a continuation of the Tustin Cares program, the City of Tustin plans to provide $1 million of funding during the calendar year 2022 to local non-profits to support COVID-19 response efforts and to address the economic impacts of the loss of revenue due to the pandemic. The program will be administered in three phases:  

  • Phase I: Lost Revenue (Large Grants: $15,001 - $250,000) - The grant application period for Phase I closed on May 16, 2022.  
  • Phase II: COVID-19 Response Efforts (Up to $250,000) – $250,000 has been allocated for Phase II, which provides grant funding opportunities to non-profits to support COVID-19 response efforts.  The program guidelines below define the terms and conditions for Phase II.
  • Phase III: Lost Revenue (Small Grants Up to $15,000) – $500,000 will be allocated for Phase III, which will provide grant funding opportunities for non-profits that, due to the pandemic, experienced a loss of revenue that is less than or equal to $15,000. Detailed program guidelines for Phase III will be available this summer and will define terms and conditions as it relates to eligibility and permitted uses of grant funds.

Grant funds for Phase II must be used to support eligible COVID-19 response efforts, which include but are not limited to COVID-19 prevention & mitigation, assistance to impacted households, and investments in disproportionately impacted communities.

The program for Phase II is based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, and submission of all required information and supporting documentation.  The City’s Program Partner, the Tustin Community Foundation (TCF), will be responsible for reviewing grant applications for completeness and to determine whether the non-profit meets the eligibility guidelines. TCF will recommend grant recipients and grant award amounts. The amount of grant funding awarded to each non-profit will be determined by the City based on recommendations provided by the Tustin Community Foundation. The recommendations will be based on factors including, but not limited to, the following:

  • General Experience & Capacity
  • General Program Concepts & Approach
  • Experience with State and/or Federally Funded Programs
  • Budget/Timetable

Questions may be submitted via email to by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. 

Applications must be submitted via email to by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022. 

Contact Information

For questions about the grant guidelines and the grant application, please contact the City of Tustin's Finance Department: 

City of Tustin

Finance Department

300 Centennial Way

Tustin, CA 92780

(714) 573-3060


For other questions or assistance with completing the application, please contact the Tustin Community Foundation at: 

Erin Nielsen, Executive Director

Tustin Community Foundation

P.O. Box 362, Tustin, CA 92781

Office: (714) 393-8506 

Cell: (714) 721-0337


ARPA Non-Profit Grant Guidelines:

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