Community group grants in Inyo

Blake Jones Trout Derby - one of past community grant recipients

Blake Jones Trout Derby – one of past community grant recipients

INYO COUNTY ACCEPTING COMMUNITY PROJECT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM GRANTS

Inyo County is accepting grant applications from non-profit groups and organizations in the county seeking funding for programs, projects or events taking place from the time the grants are awarded later this year to June 30, 2015.

There is $95,000 worth of grant funding available in this cycle of Inyo County Community Project Sponsorship Program grants. The Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved the $95,000 in CPSP grant funding when it recently approved the fiscal year 2014-15 county budget.

Over the past seven years, Inyo County CPSP grants have provided funds to county based non-profits to help sponsor events ranging from marathons to fishing derbies, contributed to projects as diverse as web page redesign and printing of promotional brochures, and paid for advertising that promotes local and regional events and programs. The CPSP program is focused on helping local organizations promote activities and programs that bring visitors to the area, and also supports events and programs that enhance the cultural and recreational quality of life of the county’s residents.

The Program Guidelines and Grant Application forms are available online at the Inyo County website, under Community Project Sponsorship Program, at www.inyocounty.us/Comm_Proj_Spon/CPSP.htm.

The deadline for applying for the Community Project Sponsorship Fall Grant Cycle is Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. To be considered, three copies of the completed grant application, each with an original signature, must be received by the Office of the County Administrator by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. No postmarks or facsimile copies will be accepted. Digital grant applications, which still need original signatures, may be sent to jklusmire@inyocounty.us or lpiper@inyocounty.us.

Organizations or groups with questions about the grant guidelines, the application process or the program in general can call Jon Klusmire at 760-878-0258 for more information.

Grant applications being mailed should be sent to: Office of the County Administrator, Attn: Community Project Sponsorship Program, P.O. Drawer N, Independence, CA 93526. If hand delivering, deliver to: Office of the County Administrator, 224 N. Edwards Street, Independence, CA, (760) 878-0292.

Grant applications deemed complete and eligible will be forwarded to a Review Panel for evaluation, ranking and suggested funding levels. The Board of Supervisors is expected to consider the Review Panel’s funding recommendations and make a final decision on the specific grant awards toward the beginning of November.

 

3 Responses to Community group grants in Inyo

  1. Phiilip Anaya September 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    This meager amount of resource , this small change, needs to be emblished this next fiscal year. It does not need to be a line item in the budget financed by local tax revenues . It needs to sourced from either the Feds or the State through Community Development Grant Funds . There is a greater need for the non profits than what we can provide through the County and the generous Community that we have, that seems always involved and contributing to every level of need to our locales. The transient visitor populations ,the vast public lands that our local communities support means that we are entitled to compete for the Federal and State programs of support and why could we not achieve a 10 fold increase of $950,000 this next year for support of our local non profits this as a goal. There are many worthy efforts being made that would benefit from a worthy effort to secure some Grant Funding. I think Inyo County should initiate this effort.

     
  2. sugarmagnolia September 23, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    whose up for disc golf? I think a disc golf course would be a great addition to Inyo County.
    It’s great family recreation and more and more communities are putting these courses in. You can play with just one disc (although the experts play with many), all ages can play (although best to let better players behind you to play through), nice simple fun. Courses aren’t typically landscaped, just placed in the natural terrain and fauna.

    A course out at the college might be perfect. Millpond and Bishop City park could be alternative locations,

    What a nice addition this would be to our area, and they are fairly low cost. Buy 18 baskets, design the course, put in some concrete tee pads, have a Parks and Rec provide minimal maintenance.

    Not to mention I’d love it if Inyo County beats Mammoth to the punch and gets a disc golf course first!

     
    • Mr. NRA September 23, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      I agree Sugar,

      I mean Bishop has Bocce Ball after all…

       

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