Deadline extended for Solana Beach grant program

SOLANA BEACH — The application deadline for the 2013 Community Grant Program has been extended. 

Nonprofit, nongovernmental groups serving Solana Beach and its residents now have until 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 to turn in the required paperwork. The previous deadline was Oct. 31.

Exempt groups include church-affiliated organizations, private individuals and school, water or special districts.

Individual schools may not apply but the organizations that support them may.

Coast Waste Management and EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, the city’s two waste haulers, each contribute $5,000 to the program that began in 2004.

The city provides an additional $5,000, bringing the total available funds to $15,000.

No more than two grant applications may be submitted per community organization. A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded to any one program.

Funds are available as one-time seed money to qualifying groups to augment community service programs, projects and service activities to the community.

New programs or those that provide a unique aspect to an existing program are preferred. When possible, applicants are encouraged to form partnerships with other funding organizations.

In addition to the application, groups must submit budgets, a W-9, their nonprofit certificate and financial statements.

Last year’s recipients included the Community Resource Center, Solana Beach Little League, La Colonia de Eden Gardens, St. James & St. Leo Medical/Dental, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, the Solana Beach PTA and the Clean and Green Committee.

Council members are expected to hear presentations by the applicants Nov. 28 and announce the recipients Dec. 12.

For a list of other criteria, including guidelines, procedures and objectives, visit ci.solana-beach.ca.us or call Dan King at (858) 720-2477.

Applications can be turned in at City Hall, 635 S. Coast Hwy. 101 or emailed to dking@cosb.org and copied to testell@cosb.org.

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