Community-based grant programs in Sacramento

Efforts include improving neighborhoods and the environment.


Residents can qualify for up to $3,000 in grants to service the city’s waterways.

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Looking to lend a helping hand to your city? You’ve come to the right place. Sacramento leaders rolled out two new grant programs for local organizations working to improve the lives of the Farm-To-Fork Capital’s residents and environment. Let’s break ‘em down.

Serving your neighbors 🏡

First up, city officials announced that $1 million of funding is now available for 10 projects in North and South Sacramento ($500,000 for each area) as part of the Participatory Budget program introduced last spring. These projects include neighborhood clean-ups, job training for young adults, educational support for students, and more.

Those who are looking to join that effort can apply for a grant before Monday, Feb. 27. There are two virtual workshops hosted by the city — held Friday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. — to learn more.

Serving your neighborhood 🌳

The Department of Utilities is offering up to $3,000 for groups interested in protecting and restoring creeks, rivers, and watersheds within city limits (fun fact: we just learned a watershed is an area of land that drains into a single large body of water).

The department says ideas may range from educational materials to neighborhood improvements, with the goal of protecting residents’ water quality and reducing pollution.

Citizens who want to dip their toes into the waters of community service — whether you’re part of a formal organization or just a group of pals with an ideacan apply online or by mail before Friday, Feb. 24.

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