City Grant Programs

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Current Grant and Funding Opportunities:

Assistance for Residents

Grocery Gift Card Program

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The purpose of the City of Redlands Grocery Gift Card Program is to reduce the effect of the negative economic effects on impacted or disproportionately impacted households as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing assistance and furthering access food. The Grocery Gift Card Program is funded by the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (CSFRF/CLFRF).

About the Program

The Grocery Gift Card Program provides eligible households with a $100 grocery store gift card on a monthly basis for one-year. Applications will be accepted on a first eligible, first served basis beginning in the month of May 2022 and will continue to accept applications until October 1st 2022. The program will conclude with the distribution of the final monthly gift card.

How to Qualify

  1. Reside within the City of Redlands; and
  2. Address is within one of the two Redlands Qualified Census Tracts (verified by the Office of Policy Development and Research); or
  3. Household income is below $65,880 per year; or
  4. Can demonstrate proof of current enrollment in one or more of the following programs:
    1. Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    2. Childcare Subsidies through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program
    3. Medicaid
    4. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    5. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    6. Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast (SBP) programs
    7. Medicare Part D Low-income Subsidies
    8. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    9. Head Start and/or Early Head Start
    10. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    11. Section 8 Vouchers
    12. Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    13. Pell Grants
    14. Southern California Edison’s California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program

What Happens After I am Approved for the Grocery Gift Card Program?

Once enrolled, the household will receive a $100 grocery gift card per month Enrollment will be for one year.

Participants must adhere to program guidelines and must notify the City within 30 days if their eligibility changes during the one-year period covered by their application.

How Do I Get My Gift Cards?

Enrolled participants will receive an appointment request via email or by phone along with instructions of where to go to pick up monthly gift cards. Important items to bring to your appointment include:

  • Identification with name and address that matches the submitted enrollment application
  • Any documents verifying proof of eligibility

What Can The Grocery Gift Cards Be Used For?

The grocery gift cards can be used exclusively for food items. Tobacco or Alcoholic products may not be purchased using the grocery gift cards.

What If My Address Changes or My Eligibility Criteria Changes?

Participants must notify the City within 30 days if their eligibility changes during the one-year period covered by their application or if eligible participant no longer resides at the service address.

How to Apply

Complete the online Grocery Gift Card Application

Or, print, sign, and email your completed application to mdurazo@cityofredlands.org 

Food Assistance Program Application

Assistencia para Residentes

Programa de Tarjetas de Regalo Para Alimentos

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El propósito del Programa de Tarjetas de Regalo para Alimentos del City of Redlands es para reducir los efectos económicos negativos en hogares afectados o desproporcionadamente afectados como resultado de la pandemia de COVID-19 al proveer asistencia y el acceso a alimentos. El Programa de Tarjetas de Regalo para Alimentos es financiado por el programa Federal, Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (CSFRF/CLFRF).

Información del Programa​

El Programa de Tarjetas de Regalo para Alimentos provee $100 mensualmente durante un año a hogares elegibles en forma de una tarjeta de regalo. Aceptarán aplicaciones para el programa empezando en Mayo de 2022 hasta el 1 de Octubre de 2022.

Como Calificar

  1. Reside en la ciudad de Redlands; y
  2. Su domicilio está dentro de una de las dos secciones censales calificadas de Redlands (verificado por Office of Policy Development and Research ); o
  3. Su ingreso familiar anual es menos de $65,880; o
  4. Puede demostrar prueba de inscripción actual en uno o más de los siguientes programas:
    • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    • Childcare Subsidies through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program 
    • Medicaid
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast (SBP) programs
    • Medicare Part D Low-income Subsidies
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Head Start and/or Early Head Start
    • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    • Section 8 Vouchers l. Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    • Pell Grants n. Southern California Edison’s California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program 

¿Qué sucede después de ser aprobado para el programa de tarjetas de regalo para los alimentos?

Después de estar inscrito, el hogar recibirá una tarjeta de regalo para alimentos de $100 por mes. La inscripción será por un año. Participantes deben cumplir los requisitos del programa y notificar la ciudad dentro de 30 días si su elegibilidad cambia durante el período de un año cubierto por su solicitud.

¿Cómo obtengo mis tarjetas de regalo?​

Participantes recibirán notificación para hacer una cita por correo electrónico o por teléfono junto con instrucciones de dónde ir a recoger tarjetas de regalo mensuales. Los artículos importantes para llevar a su cita incluyen:

  • Identificación con nombre y dirección que coincida con la aplicación de inscripción presentada (Identificación de gobierno o cualquier factura en su nombre)
  • Cualquier documento que verifique la prueba de elegibilidad

¿Para qué se pueden usar las tarjetas de regalo?

Las tarjetas de regalo se pueden usar exclusivamente para comprar alimentos. Comprar productos de tabaco o alcohólicos con las tarjetas de regalo de este programa es prohibido.

¿Qué pasa si mi dirección cambia o mis criterios de elegibilidad cambian?​

Participantes deben notificar la ciudad dentro de 30 días si su elegibilidad cambia durante el período de un año cubierto por su solicitud o si el participante elegible ya no reside en la dirección del servicio.

Como Applicar

Complete la en línea Aplicación para Programa de Tarjetas de Regalo Para Alimentos

O, imprima, firme, y envíe por correo electrónico su solicitud a mdurazo@cityofredlands.org

Aplicación para Programa de Tarjetas de Regalo Para Alimentos

Small Business Grant and Funding Opportunities 

Gift Voucher Match Program

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The purpose of the City of Redlands Gift Voucher Match Program is to provide financial assistance to City-based small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gift Voucher Match Program is sponsored by the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (CSFRF/CLFRF).

About the Program

The Small Business Gift Voucher Match Program provides an in-kind subsidy reimbursement of up to $5,000 to up to 300 to Redlands’ local small businesses. The program will provide a $25 match for every $25 purchased in the form of a gift certificate voucher. Meaning, that for every $25 unit purchased, the customer receives a $50 gift voucher to be redeemed for products or services sold by that business. Patrons may purchase up to 4 vouchers and each business will be limited to $5,000 in matched funds (up to 200 total vouchers per business).

How to Qualify

The program is open to all local independently owned and operated, for-profit, non-franchise, retail, restaurant and service-based small businesses that are not dominant it their field and meet the following criteria:

  • Must have physical location in the City of Redlands in good standing and operating with required current City licenses and permits
  • Must have no more than 500 employees
  • Business must be valid and in existence as of March 16, 2020
  •  Have experienced (and can provide documentation upon request) negative economic impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic such as:
    • Decreased revenue or gross receipts
    • Challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage, and other operating costs

OR

  • Have a physical business located within HUD’s Qualified Census Tracts – map can be found through the Office of Policy Development and Research

    • Non-qualifying establishments include: Non-profits, tobacco/vaping, alcohol, firearms, adult, and cannabis, and all chain or franchise enterprises

What Must Be Submitted

The following items must be submitted for an application to be considered complete and eligible for consideration:

  1. Completed program application with signature(s)
  2. Copy of current City of Redlands business license
  3. Completed W-9 IRS Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification Form
  4. Upon Request Only: Additional documentation supporting program eligibility

How to Apply

Complete the online Small Business Assistance Application

Or, print, sign, and email your completed application below to mdurazo@cityofredlands.org 

Small Business Program Application

Assistance for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Assistance Program

The purpose of the Nonprofit Assistance Program is to provide grants to mitigate financial hardship of Nonprofit Organizations of Redlands that have been experienced negative economic impacts as a result of the the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nonprofit Assistance Program is sponsored by the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (CSFRF/CLFRF).

About the Program

The Nonprofit Assistance Program provides a one-time $5,000 direct grant to up to 40 of Redlands’ Nonprofit Organizations to mitigate financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. Applications will be accepted on a first eligible, first served basis beginning in the month of June 2022 and will have a program end date of December 31, 2022 or when funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

How to Qualify

  1. “Nonprofits eligible for assistance are those that experienced negative economic impacts or disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and meet the definition of “nonprofit”” (pg. 23, US Department of Treasury Overview of the Final Rule) below:
    1. Nonprofit definition – tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19)of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code

  2. To qualify as a Redlands Impacted or Disproportionately Impacted Nonprofits as a result of the pandemic, the organization must meet at least one of the following requirements:

    1. Decreased revenue (e.g., from donations and fees)

    2. Financial insecurity

    3. Increased costs (e.g., uncompensated increases in service need)

    4. Demonstrated lower capacity to weather financial hardship

    5. Challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage, and other operating costs

    6. Nonprofits operating within HUD’s defined Qualified Census Tracts in Redlands

  3. Eligible organizations must meet all of the following criteria:

    1. Nonprofit must be physically located within the City operating with required valid incorporation documents 

    2. Must be valid and in existence as of March 16, 2020 (date the city declared state of emergency)

    3. Have experienced, and can provide documentation of negative economic impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic such as:

      • Financial statements reflecting decreased revenue, challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage, and other operating costs or other documentation validating the need criteria

What Must Be Submitted

The following items must be submitted for an application to be considered complete and eligible for consideration:

  1. Completed program application with signature declaring all information is true and correct

  2. Copy of current Nonprofit determination letter

  3. Completed W-9 IRS Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification Form

  4. Additional documentation supporting program eligibility  – upon request only

How to Apply

Complete the online Nonprofit Assistance Program Application

Or, print, sign, and email your completed application below to mdurazo@cityofredlands.org

Nonprofit Assistance Program Application