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, which will be administered in three phases:
Phase I: Lost Revenue (Large Grants: $15,001 - $250,000) - $250,000 will be allocated for Phase I, which will provide grant funding opportunities for non-profits that experienced a loss of revenue due to the pandemic that is greater than $15,000 and up to $250,000. Eligibility is limited to non-profits whose primary mission is to support the Tustin business community. The program guidelines outlined herein define the terms and conditions for Phase I.
Phase II: COVID-19 Response Efforts (Up to $250,000) – $250,000 will be allocated for Phase II, which will provide grant funding opportunities to non-profits to support COVID-19 response efforts. Detailed program guidelines for Phase II will be available this summer, which will define terms and conditions as it relates to eligibility and permitted uses of grant funds.
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 experienced a loss of revenue due to the pandemic that is less than or equal to $15,000. Detailed program guidelines for Phase III will be available this summer, which will define terms and conditions as it relates to eligibility and permitted uses of grant funds.
The program is based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, and submission of all required information and supporting documentation. Non-profits may be eligible to receive up to two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000). Prior to award, documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the non-profit experienced a loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For example, tax returns, profit and loss statements, and/or other documentation may be required to document that the non-profit experienced a loss of revenue, which must be greater than or equal to the amount of grant funding.
The grant may be used for working capital to cover the day-to-day operating expenses such as rent/lease payments, mortgage payments, utility expenses, payroll and benefits costs, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations. The non-profit may also utilize the grant for direct service provision to the community or participants it serves consistent with the non-profit’s mission. However, it should be noted that funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with priority given to spending plans that are designed to support businesses within the City of Tustin that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
The grant application period opens at 9:00 am on Friday, April 29, 2022. Applications must be submitted via email to NonProfitGrants@TustinCa.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022.
For additional information regarding the Non-Profit Recovery Grant Program, please contact the following: