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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley

How to Apply

  • The grant application process begins by completing a Letter of Interest
    • Click here to see the specific information required for the LOI
  • The Letter of Interest will need to be accompanied by:
    • 501(c)3 determination letter
    • Program budget using the DHCD budget template
  • The grants management staff will review the Letter of Interest and financial forms
    • All prospective grantees undergo a legal, financial, and programmatic review to ensure eligibility and financial health
    • Access to the full online grant application will be granted after all pre-qualifications by the applicant are met. (Step 3)
  • The applicant will receive an invitation to complete the full mini-grant application via a link on its grantee portal.
  • The applicant completes the full mini-grant application, which includes the following sections: Click here to see the specific information required for the mini-grant application.
  • The grant program staff will evaluate the mini-grant application and financial forms and provide their recommendation to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • The Chief Executive Officer will review the grant program staff recommendation and either:
    • Approve the request
    • Decline the request
  • Once a grant is approved, the DHCD grant program staff will work with the funded organization to finalize logistical items such as contracts, deliverables, payment schedules, and reporting.
  • A single report identifying outcomes, the number of people served, deliverables and providing copies of all receipts is required within 30 days of the project end date.