$1 million in Measure U grants now available to implement projects in North and South Sacramento

Community-based organizations now can apply to receive funds to implement the 10 projects in North and South Sacramento that were established through the Participatory Budgeting program.

Residents last year voted on which projects would be funded with $1 million in Measure U funds.

Funding is available for projects including youth career training, urban agriculture, literacy programs and neighborhood clean-up. Of the $1 million in total funding available, $500,000 is available for projects in the north area of Sacramento and $500,000 is available for projects in the south area of Sacramento. Applications are due Feb. 27.

Projects must be implemented in or directly serve the residents of one of two high-need areas shown below as identified by the Measure U Community:

The City will host two online workshops to provide an overview of the application and answer questions. One will be held at noon Feb. 3 at noon and the other at 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

Funding decisions will be made by a selection panel that consists of volunteer community members who developed the final ballot proposals, along with members of the Measure U Committee.

Participatory budgeting is a process in which community members decide directly how to spend a portion of a city’s budget. Community members submitted their ideas this past spring on how to spend $1 million in Measure U funds.

After receiving 550 ideas, a group of residents volunteering as proposal delegates prioritized 22 ideas that appeared on a north or south area ballot. The winning projects were identified in order of total votes received until each area’s $500,000 was expended.

Interested applicants can find more information and apply on the City’s website.

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