News from the City of Indio
City Council Dedicating Funds to Organizations Serving Local Businesses
INDIO, CA: The City of Indio is inviting organizations, non-profits and government agencies to apply for funding under its annual Community Grant/Sponsorship Program. Made available by the Indio City Council, the program is for the current fiscal year, which runs through June 30, 2018. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017. Applications can be found on the city of Indio’s home page, www.indio.org.
“We recognize the need for consistent re-investment in our local organizations in order to create new opportunities for the business community,” said Indio Mayor Elaine Holmes. “The Community Grant/Sponsorship Program contributes to that effort, as well as the overall quality of life for our residents.”
The sponsorship program requirements are as follows:
- To be eligible for in-kind assistance, a sponsorship or fee waiver, an organization must provide evidence that the activity will benefit the city of Indio or its residents by: (i) enhancing the quality of life or the delivery of services in Indio; or (ii) strengthening the business community in Indio, supporting the city’s overall economic development program or enhancing Indio’s marketing capacity and recognition in the region.
- To be eligible for monetary assistance in the form of a grant, an organization must be a governmental entity representing the city of Indio or the Coachella Valley region, or a recognized non-profit organization as described by the Internal Revenue Code, such as 501(c)3, that is in good standing in the State of California and one that provides services or other community benefits to the residents of Indio by: (i) enhancing the quality of life or the delivery of services in Indio; or (ii) strengthening the business community in Indio, supporting the city’s overall economic development program or enhancing Indio’s marketing capacity and recognition in the region.
Questions about the application process can be directed to Community Services Manager Jim Curtis at (760) 391-4174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Indio is the largest and fastest growing city in Riverside County’s Coachella Valley with over 89,000 residents. Nearly 1.4 million people visit Indio every year to attend its world famous arts, food, and music festivals. With nationally recognized public safety services, exceptional schools, great parks and senior and teen centers, no wonder over 3,000 new housing units are in construction or being planned throughout the city in addition to new hotels, restaurants and retailers. Indio was the first city incorporated in the Coachella Valley on May 16, 1930, and is governed by an elected City Council that employs a City Manager. The City of Indio embraces its diversity and provides outstanding municipal services to enhance the quality of life for its residents, visitors and the business community.