City staff presented the ECIA Grant Committee’s grant award recommendations to the Richmond City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (see staff report below) However, after the presentation and discussion, the City Council did not approve the Committee’s grant award recommendations. Instead, City staff was instructed to review the process again and bring forth new recommendations for grant awards while taking into account City Council’s direction from the June 27, 2017, meeting. We are tentatively scheduled to present new proposed recommendations to the City Council on July 18th. Another email will be sent out to all applicants confirming the City Council meeting date once finalized.
The Richmond – ECIA Competitive Grant Program is funded through the Chevron Modernization Project Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) that was entered into between the City of Richmond and Chevron. Funding will be available over the next 10 years to fund programs that support community, youth and youth sports. Grants will be awarded on an annual basis and awards will range from $2,500 to $50,000. Governmental entities and non-profit organizations that provide services focused on community, youth and youth sports services to Richmond residents are all eligible. Non-profits must have 501(c)(3) tax status or plan to use a fiscal sponsor that has 501(c)(3) tax status.
Register and Download Grant Application and Guidelines
The deadline to submit an application and all relevant attachments is Monday, March 20, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Materials must be submitted in printed form to the City Manager's Office. Please review the ECIA Grant Guidelines as changes have been made to the Eligibility Requirements, Grant Award Amounts and Categories, and Submission Requirements.
Free Capacity-Building Workshops
Staff, in partnership with the Richmond Community Foundation, is excited to offer free capacity-building workshops. This workshop series is intended to provide organizations (non-profits and government agencies) the opportunity to enhance and acquire new skills. For a list of all the workshops, dates, and more, please Register for the ECIA Capacity Building Workshops!All workshops will be held at 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. Attendance and participation is encouraged.