The City of Sacramento is now accepting applications for grants to support North Sacramento small businesses and nonprofits organizations.
“These grants were created to help the North Sacramento community recover from the negative economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Councilmember Sean Loloee, who represents District 2 and whose office is leading this effort. “We are so proud to not only be helping stabilize existing businesses and nonprofits but also helping them grow and thrive.”
A total of $3.5 million is available via the following two grant programs:
1. North Sacramento Façade and Property Improvement Grant Program—between $5,000 to $30,000 in matching grant funds
Open to small businesses or nonprofits with street frontage located on either Marysville Boulevard or Del Paso Boulevard, the grant program will fund exterior enhancements with the goal of improving the physical appearance of corridor storefronts. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- Exterior painting
- Installation of new façade elements including signs, awnings, canopies, lighting, windows, entrance doors, stucco, siding, tile, or stone accents
- Construction of new and permanent outdoor dining or gathering spaces
- Restoration of original architectural features
2. North Sacramento Transformative Reinvestment Grant Program—between $25,000 to $240,000
Open to small businesses or nonprofits located within District 2 boundaries, the grant program will fund an array of transformative activities with the goal of creating and retaining jobs as well as expanding existing businesses, programs, and services. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- Transformative Placemaking Projects—community-led projects that increase access, use and activity in a space that was once unused and neglected, or under-utilized.
- Programming— expansion of programs and/or services that lead to an economically healthier community and can be scaled and replicated.
- The funds are part of a $5 million Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocation set aside for the “North Sacramento Economic Recovery Plan,” which was approved as part of the City Council’s ARP spending framework.
Guidelines for both programs can be found on the City’s website.
Those interested can apply now through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, via the City’s submittable platform.