News from the City of Indio
Indio, CA: The City of Indio is inviting nonprofit organizations or local governmental 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, 2020. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019. Applications can be found on the City of Indio’s home page, www.indio.org.
“The Indio Community Grant/Sponsorship Program helps to create new opportunities to improve the quality of life for our residents or to strengthen our business community,” said Indio Mayor Lupe Ramos Amith. “There are many amazing local organizations in Indio and the Coachella Valley. This program provides small grants or fee waivers to encourage them in their service missions. We look forward to partnering with them through this program.”
The sponsorship program requirements are as follows:
1) 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.
2) To be eligible for monetary assistance in the form of a grant, an organization must be a local governmental entity serving citizens of the City of Indio, 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 may be addressed to Jim Curtis, Community Services Manager, at (760) 391-4174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the City of Indio
The City of Indio is the largest and fastest growing city in eastern Riverside County with more than 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 school, great parks, and senior and teen centers, more than 4,000 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 and staff. 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.