The City periodically receives requests from neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations in need of funding to support their mission. The City values the vital role these organizations play in furthering the City’s economic and workforce development objectives.
In order to assist these organizations and anticipate annual funding challenges, the City’s Economic Development Department has created the Capacity Building Program for the specific purpose of providing available funding for nonprofit organizations that 1) operate within, and/or 2) serve the economic development, community development or employment needs of residents within the former San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone (SDREZ).
ORGANIZATION LEGAL STATUS: Nonprofit
CONTRACT DURATION: Twelve (12) months
AVAILABLE FUNDING: Maximum $20,000 (per qualifying organization)
ALLOCATION AND USE OF FUNDS:
Section 2-1 Strategic Objectives
Section 2-2 Economic Performance Indicators
Section 2-9 Workforce Development and Education
Organizations will receive email notifications from the Econonic Development Department staff within within three (3) business days of the Capacity Building Program applications' reception. Organizations will be notified via email about the status of their applications within two (2) weeks of the City's reception of the completed application.
Approved applications will be routed to assigned Economic Development Department staff for contract processing. The City’s contractual process is required in order to make funding available for reimbursement of programs and services provided per the agreed upon scope of services and budget (contract).
All contracts will be required to provide the following information:
Depending on the proposed scope of programs/services/activities to be provided per the agreement and the timely receipt of all required supporting documents and forms to be provided by the contract awardee, it will take approximately 8-12 weeks to execute a final agreement.
Organizations that have been selected to participate in the Capacity Building Program will be required to attend the City’s Nonprofit Academy, a two-day workshop designed to prove the organizational capacity and management of local nonprofits. Applicants can participate in The Nonprofit Academy prior to or within six (6) months following contract execution. All requests for contract reimbursement will be withheld until a designated representative of the organization attends the academy.
Contact Kevin Sullivan at [email protected] or 619-533-5954.