Social and Community Service Grants

The City of Watsonville is not currently accepting applications for Social and Community Service Grants.

The Social and Community Service Grants program provides an opportunity for qualified non-profit organizations that deliver services to Watsonville residents to receive funding from the city.

During this cycle, there will be two funding sources available. Agencies applying for funding will be able to apply under both funding sources as long as their program meets the eligibility criteria established for each funding: 

General Tax Fund – This funding has traditionally been available to fund a variety of agencies offering services to the Watsonville community. Programs serving children, youth, adults and seniors are all eligible under this funding source. The minimum request amount that agencies can apply for under this funding is $5,000 per year.

Review Process:

The Mayor will appoint a three member Council Ad Hoc Committee to review the Social and Community Service grant applications and bring funding recommendations to the City Council.

For fiscal year 2021-2023, the City will:

  • Fund grants at a minimum of $5,000 per agency
  • Fund on a two-year cycle 
  • Fund programs that make a measurable difference and have Done Editinga lasting positive impact for Watsonville residents
  • Fund programs that align with the Council Strategic Plan