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American Rescue Plan Act

Grants Open Now or Coming Soon

Arts Relief and Recovery Grants

Department:
Department of Arts and Culture

Program Description:
An arts recovery grant program for nonprofit arts organizations, as well as social services, health, and social justice organizations that have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs, to support recovery of the arts and creative sector from negative impacts due to COVID-19 related closures, interruptions, losses, and new health protocols. Grantees will use funds for general operating support, fiscal sustainability, program activities, and pandemic recovery.

This is one of five Board-approved ARPA projects combined as “Creative Recovery LA.” Applicants may indicate eligibility for up to five funding categories through one streamlined application. The purpose of these grant programs is to ensure that nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations providing arts and cultural services to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 receive funding to support their local communities in recovery.

Grant Amount:
$14,200,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
Mid-January 2023

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
Eligible applicants will be 501(c)3 nonprofits and Model A fiscally sponsored organizations that are arts-focused or have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs. Award amounts will range based on the number of applications received, the applicant’s organizational or programming budget size as relevant, eligibility, geographic location, and available funding.

Funding will be prioritized for organizations that are located in or have a primary program location in or within one mile of Highest Need and High Need census tracts (Priority Zone 1 Organizations). All other applicants that otherwise meet the eligibility criteria will receive secondary priority (Priority Zone 2 Organizations).

Contact:
arpagrants@arts.lacounty.gov

Creative Works and Jobs Grant

Department:
Department of Arts and Culture

Program Description:
A grant program for nonprofit arts organizations, as well as social services, health, and social justice organizations that have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs, to support recovery of the arts and creative sector from negative impacts due to COVID-19 related closures, interruptions, losses, and new health protocols. This program will provide funding to support employment for artists and creative workers for creative works, artist-led projects, and public programs. Grantees will use funds for commissions, jobs, residencies, and other similar programs that engage artists and creative projects.

This is one of five Board-approved ARPA projects combined as “Creative Recovery LA.” Applicants may indicate eligibility for up to five funding categories through one streamlined application. The purpose of these grant programs is to ensure that nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations providing arts and cultural services to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 receive funding to support their local communities in recovery.

Grant Amount:
$4,700,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
Mid-January 2023

Grant Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants will be 501(c)3 nonprofits and Model A fiscally sponsored organizations that are arts-focused or have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs. Award amounts will range based on the number of applications received, the applicant’s organizational or programming budget size as relevant, eligibility, geographic location, and available funding.

Funding will be prioritized for organizations that are located in or have a primary program location in or within one mile of Highest Need and High Need census tracts (Priority Zone 1 Organizations). All other applicants that otherwise meet the eligibility criteria will receive secondary priority (Priority Zone 2 Organizations).

Contact:
arpagrants@arts.lacounty.gov

Reopening Culture, Tourism, and Marketing Grant

Department:
Department of Arts and Culture

Program Description:
A grant program for nonprofit arts organizations, as well as social services, health, and social justice organizations that have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs, to support recovery of the arts and creative sector from negative impacts due to COVID-19 related closures, interruptions, losses, and new health protocols. This program will support marketing initiatives that amplify re-opening in the cultural sector and encourage tourism. Grantees will use funds to promote and market their arts programming to encourage audiences and program participants to return to virtual or in-person programs.

This is one of five Board-approved ARPA projects combined as “Creative Recovery LA.” Applicants may indicate eligibility for up to five funding categories through one streamlined application. The purpose of these grant programs is to ensure that nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations providing arts and cultural services to communities that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 receive funding to support their local communities in recovery.

Grant Amount:
$1,700,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
Mid-January 2023

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
Eligible applicants will be 501(c)3 nonprofits and Model A fiscally sponsored organizations that are arts-focused or have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs. Award amounts will range based on the number of applications received, the applicant’s organizational or programming budget size as relevant, eligibility, geographic location, and available funding.

Funding will be prioritized for organizations that are located in or have a primary program location in or within one mile of Highest Need and High Need census tracts (Priority Zone 1 Organizations). All other applicants that otherwise meet the eligibility criteria will receive secondary priority (Priority Zone 2 Organizations).

Contact:
arpagrants@arts.lacounty.gov

Creative Career Pathways for Youth Grant

Department:
Department of Arts and Culture

Program Description:
A grant program for nonprofit arts organizations, as well as social services, health, and social justice organizations that have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs, to support recovery of the arts and creative sector from negative impacts due to COVID-19 related closures, interruptions, losses, and new health protocols. This program will support existing programs that provide career exposure, training, mentorship, and/or work-based learning opportunities, to youth and early career emerging professionals that are underrepresented in the arts and creative sector, so that those who have historically experienced barriers to accessing these careers are job-ready as the economy recovers and stabilizes. Grantees will use funds for training and career pathway programs as well as capacity building and fiscal sustainability.

This is one of five Board-approved ARPA projects combined as “Creative Recovery LA.” Applicants may indicate eligibility for up to five funding categories through one streamlined application. The purpose of these grant programs is to ensure that nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations providing arts and cultural services to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 receive funding to support their local communities in recovery.

Grant Amount:
$3,000,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
Mid-January 2023

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
Eligible applicants will be 501(c)3 nonprofits and Model A fiscally sponsored organizations that are arts-focused or have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs. Eligible applicants must also have a demonstrated history of programming that provides creative career exposure, training, mentorship, and/or work-based learning opportunities, to youth and early career emerging professionals that are underrepresented in the arts and creative sector.

Award amounts will range based on the number of applications received, the applicant’s organizational or programming budget size as relevant, eligibility, geographic location, and available funding.

Funding will be prioritized for organizations that are located in or have a primary program location in or within one mile of Highest Need and High Need census tracts (Priority Zone 1 Organizations). All other applicants that otherwise meet the eligibility criteria will receive secondary priority (Priority Zone 2 Organizations).

Contact:
arpagrants@arts.lacounty.gov

Arts for Justice-Involved Youth Grant

Department:
Department of Arts and Culture

Program Description:
A grant program for nonprofit arts organizations, as well as social services, health, and social justice organizations that have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs, to support recovery of the arts and creative sector from negative impacts due to COVID-19 related closures, interruptions, losses, and new health protocols. This program will support organizations that use the arts to support justice-involved and justice-impacted communities and youth at-risk of justice involvement. Grantees will use funds for programs as well as building capacity and fiscal sustainability.

This is one of five Board-approved ARPA projects combined as “Creative Recovery LA.” Applicants may indicate eligibility for up to five funding categories through one streamlined application. The purpose of these grant programs is to ensure that nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations providing arts and cultural services to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 receive funding to support their local communities in recovery.

Grant Amount:
$2,800,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
Mid-January 2023

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
Eligible applicants will be 501(c)3 nonprofits and Model A fiscally sponsored organizations that are arts-focused or have demonstrated history of dedicated arts programs that support justice-involved and justice-impacted communities and youth at-risk of justice involvement. Award amounts will range based on the number of applications received, the applicant’s organizational or programming budget size as relevant, eligibility, geographic location, and available funding.

Funding will be prioritized for organizations that are located in or have a primary program location in or within one mile of Highest Need and High Need census tracts (Priority Zone 1 Organizations). All other applicants that otherwise meet the eligibility criteria will receive secondary priority (Priority Zone 2 Organizations).

Contact:
arpagrants@arts.lacounty.gov

Represent LA

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) will provide funds to a lead contractor to implement the four project pillars: detained removal defense, non-detained removal defense, affirmative immigration benefits representation, and community support. Services will support vulnerable immigrant groups that struggle to obtain legal representation through existing funding sources and programs. This includes detained immigrants, as well as immigrants experiencing homelessness, survivors of labor exploitation, asylum seekers, and children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent. Immigrant workers are overrepresented in “essential” workplaces and service industries that bore the brunt of the economic downturn at the outset of the pandemic.

The individuals receiving services in this program represent that most marginalized and/or linguistically isolated immigrant groups have been deeply impacted by health and economic impacts of the pandemic. The community support pillar will ensure that services reach these historically marginalized groups to facilitate their recovery from the pandemic. Services will be rendered by nonprofit legal service providers and community-based organizations (CBOs) who have become indispensable trusted messengers and providers of direct relief during the pandemic. This includes the distribution of economic relief aid, food, COVID testing and vaccination, and housing assistance. These CBOs have also addressed community concerns about “public charge,” a major barrier that has severely impacted the willingness of immigrant households to access vital support during the pandemic.

Grant Amount:
$7,000,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://www.representla.org/

Small Dollar Grants and Loans for Domestic Violence Survivors

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
DCBA’s Center for Financial Empowerment will partner with community-based organizations with Domestic Violence subject matter expertise to award $2,500 grants to cover relocation expenses, medical bills, and other cost necessary to bolster financial independence. ARP funds will support the economic recovery and independence as a focus for intervention.

Awarded agencies are expected to service 500 Domestic Violence survivors.

Grant Amount:
$3,000,000

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
Survivors of domestic violence who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Self-attestation as a survivor of domestic violence for application eligibility criteria.

Anticipated Launch Date:
January 1, 2023

LA County Mortgage Relief Partnership

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
Rent relief Grants to eligible owners of rental properties who (subject to change):

  • Have not received assistance from the State’s COVID-19 Rent Relief or Mortgage Relief programs;
  • Have rental properties consisting of single-family 1 to 4 units or multi-family complexes of up to a number of units to be determined;
    • Property owner is not required to live in any of the units.
    • Unit can be located countywide, excluding City of LA.
    • Hold ownership of these properties as sole owner, husband and wife, tenants in common, joint tenancy, living trusts or LLC (so long as no member is a corporation);
  • Have owned the property 12 months prior to the declared state of emergency in March 2020;
  • Have Household income of 80% AMI;
  • Have a Loan Balance of up to $1,000,000;
  • Housing cost burden up to 50%; and Who have rental/utilities debt owed by tenants as a result of a COVID-19 economic hardship such as Loss of employment or reduction of work hours.
  • 100% of the funding must benefit tenants residing in highest and high-need census tracts, as identified by the County’s COVID-19 Recovery Index
  • As a condition of receiving grant funding, the property owner must accept the fund as full settlement of rental debt owed by the tenant and not proceed with eviction, including satisfaction of any judgment/s.

Grant Amount:
$5,000,000

Anticipated Application Launch Date:
Applications will go out mid to late December 2022.

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
Targeting low-to-moderate income BIPOC communities affected by pandemic. See above.

Contact:
Manuel Ruiz
mruiz@dcba.lacounty.gov
Christian Olmos
colmos@dcba.lacounty.gov

Capacity Building for Immigrant-Focused CBOs

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
This project focuses on direct investments in community organizations serving Los Angeles County (County) immigrant residents who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) will award two-year capacity-building grants to select immigrant-serving CBOs. Through these investments, OIA aims to increase enrollment of more and different types of immigrants in public benefits and social safety net services.

Grant Amount:
$5,000,000

Anticipated Application Launch Date:
January 2023

Contact:
Daniel Sharp
DSharp@dcba.lacounty.gov

Trauma Prevention Partnerships

Department:
Department of Public Health

Program Description:
Project provides grants that invest in community strategies to address the impacts of the pandemic and increased violence in LA County over the past two years.

Project Amount:
$20,000,000

Anticipated Launch Date:

  • Estimated release date: January 2023
    • Street Outreach and Community Violence Intervention
    • Hospital Violence Intervention Programs
    • Crisis Response
  • Estimated release date: March/April 2023
    • Peer to Peer Academy
    • Community Healing Programs
    • At Promise Youth Programming to Support Healing, Mentoring and Leadership
    • Funding to address emergent family and community needs

Contact:
Andrea Welsing
awelsing@ph.lacounty.gov
Kelly Fischer
kfischer@ph.lacounty.gov

Grants to CBO's on Financial Well-Being and Wealth Building

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
DCBA will invest $3.5 million to provide direct investments in CBOs who serve LA County’s low-income communities, with a focus on intergenerational-wealth building. This project will alleviate the economic impact that the pandemic had on our most in-need communities and provide access to critical resources to ensure that their assets have a vehicle in place to pass on to heirs thus ensuring the economic resiliency of the household.

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
The program will target Los Angeles County residents with income levels at or below 80% AMI. Program participants selected will be services providers who specifically focus on Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations increasing the likelihood that financial coaching can be provided in a linguistically appropriate and responsive way.

Grant Amount:
$3,500,000

Anticipated Application Launch Date:
December 2022

Anticipated Service Launch Date:
January 1, 2023

Contact:
Eliza Aceves
eaceves@dcba.lacounty.gov

Economic Opportunity Grant

Department:
Department of Economic Opportunity

Program Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for small businesses, particularly small, black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) owned businesses and non-profits that serve our most vulnerable populations. Los Angeles County is also home to the largest concentration of minority‐owned businesses in the United States. Of the 244,000 small businesses in the County, more than 55% are BIPOC-owned. Over 93% of all businesses in the County have 20 or fewer employees and COVID‐19 has affected these small businesses disproportionately. In addition, businesses, community-based organizations (CBOs), and nonprofits impacted during the pandemic, in the highest, high, and moderate vulnerability index areas, faced additional barriers in the recovery process.  The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has created the Economic Opportunity Grant (EOG) program, which integrates the following grant programs through a single streamlined online application process: (i) Keep LA Dining, (ii) LA Regional COVID Fund: Small and Microentrepreneur Grants, (iii) LA Regional COVID Fund: Nonprofit Grants (iv) Youth Workforce Development Partnerships, and (v) State of California Microbusiness Covid-19 Grant of $12.6 million targeting microbusinesses.

The priority of the EOG will be to address the barriers faced by small and microbusinesses, particularly those in the highest and high tiers of need. However, businesses located in moderate COVID-19 impact areas are also serving under-resourced communities and may have barriers that more closely relate to businesses located in the highest and high tier areas. As a result, the EOG will also serve those businesses on a third priority tier.  In summary, the online EOG application process will provide ease of access to much needed capital to support small businesses during the post-pandemic recovery process. And to ensure the program is reaching those in most need, grants will be distributed in rounds to allow for directed and focused outreach strategies and ongoing refinement of those strategies.

Grant Amount:
$60,000,000+

Grants Available:
January 2023

Grant Eligibility Requirements:

LA Regional COVID Fund: Small and Microentrepreneur Grants

  • Microentrepreneur < $100,000
    • Street vendors, sole proprietors, Corps, LLPs, LLCs and/or single-member LLCs with less than $100,000 in annual gross revenue, located in LA County and outside of LA City. Must have brick and mortar location, except for street vendors.
  • Small Businesses $100,000 – $2,000,000
    • Sole proprietorships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and other for-profit business structures or-profit business structures with more than $100,000 and less than $2 million in annual gross revenue, located in LA County and outside of LA City. Must have brick and mortar location.

 

LA Regional COVID Fund: Nonprofit Grants

  • Very Small Nonprofits* < $1,000,000
    • Nonprofit social service providers with a 501(c)(3) designation that serve low-to-moderate income communities that are responding to COVID-19. * These non-profits have annual gross revenue less than $1 million. This includes chambers of commerce with a 501 (c)(6) or entities with a 501(c)(19) designation.
  • Small Nonprofits* $1,000,000 – $5,000,000
    • Non-profit social service providers with a 501(c)(3) designation that serve low-to-moderate income communities that are responding to COVID-19. * These non-profits have annual gross revenue greater than $1 million and less than $5 million. This includes chambers of commerce with a 501 (c)(6) or entities with a 501(c)(19) designation
    • *Specifically, providing services related to housing, food insecurity, transportation, youth workforce, health, environmental, social services, etc.

 

Keep LA Dining

  • Microentrepreneurs < $100,000
    • Food Industry businesses with less than $100,000 in annual gross revenue, located in LA County and outside of LA City. Must have brick and mortar location, except for street vendors.
  • Small Businesses $100,000 – $2,000,000
    • Food Industry businesses with less than $100,000 in annual gross revenue, located in LA County and outside of LA City. Must have brick and mortar location, except for street vendors.

 

Youth Workforce Development Partnerships

  • Very Small Nonprofits* < $1,000,000
    • Nonprofit organizations that are working with youth and young adult populations (between 16-25) on workforce training, job placement and career development. These nonprofit organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation that serve low-to-moderate income communities and have annual gross revenue less than $1 million. This also includes Chambers of Commerce with a 501 (c)(6) or entities with a 501(c)(19) designation.
  • Small Nonprofits $1,000,000 – $5,000,000
    • Nonprofit organizations that are working with youth and young adult populations (between 16-25) on workforce training, job placement and career development. These nonprofit organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation that serve low-to-moderate income communities and have annual gross revenue less than $1 million. This also includes Chambers of Commerce with a 501 (c)(6) or entities with a 501(c)(19) designation.

 

State of California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grants

  • Microbusinesses < $50,000
    • Street vendors, sole proprietors, $50,000 in annual gross revenue, located in LA County including the City of Los Angeles.

Interest Form:
https://go.smallbizla.org/recovery

Childcare Providers Grants Program

Department:
Los Angeles County Development Authority

Program Description:
Grants starting at $15,000 for Licensed Child Care Centers or Family Child Care Home operators located in Los Angeles County (excluding the City of LA) with an active license.

  • Applications will be sorted by need tier; eligible applicants located within the Highest Need tier will be funded on a rolling basis during the application period. Should grant funding remain at the end of the application period, eligible applicants will be funded by descending tier (high, moderate, low, lowest); a lottery will be held if there is insufficient funding to provide grants to all eligible applicants within the next tier.

Grant Amount:
$20,000,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
Application portal will open on November 15, 2022.

Contact:
askus@CommunityPartners.zendesk.com

Website:
https://lacountycprgrant.submittable.com/submit

Community Food Resource Grants

Department:
Executive Office

Program Description:
Grants to community organizations producing, distributing, or promoting culturally relevant food and services, including baby formula and essential supplies like diapers, to families who are unable to access or fully utilize sufficient food from other programs.

Grant Amount:
$8,000,000

Anticipated Launch Date:
February 2023

Contact:
Ali Frazzini
afrazzini@cso.lacounty.gov

Financial Coaching Partnership

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
The purpose of the Financial Coaching Partnerships project is to establish a network of financial ambassadors to provide financial coaching and debt avoidance services to most in-need residents of Los Angeles County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will invest $1.2 million to expand access to the Financial Coaching Certification Training (FCCT) Program to nonprofit service providers to support Los Angeles County residents in their economic recovery and long-term economic mobility.

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
The program will target Los Angeles County residents with income levels at or below 80% AMI. Program participants selected will be services providers who specifically focus on Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations increasing the likelihood that financial coaching can be provided in a linguistically appropriate and responsive way.

Grant Amount:
$3,500,000

Anticipated Service Launch Date:
DCBA plans to open grant application in January 2023. DCBA anticipates services beginning in July 2023

Contact:
Eliza Aceves
eaceves@dcba.lacounty.gov

Grants Opening Later in 2023

Economic Mobility Initiative

Department:
Department of Economic Opportunity

Program Description:
In partnership with community development financial institutions and community-based organizations, target investment in communities with high proportions of disadvantaged businesses and close the gender gap in entrepreneurship to reduce poverty, create jobs, and spur growth and innovation, including but not limited to the creation of an entrepreneurship academy, mentorship, technical assistance, capacity building, revolving loan funds, recovery navigators, and other critical supports.

Grant Amount:
$25,000,000

Anticipated Application Launch Date:
December 2023

Contact:

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