Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

The City of Santa Paula recognizes that nonprofits have been especially impacted in negative ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through American Rescue Plan Act funding, the City is offering the 2021-2022 Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund for the purpose of assisting qualified nonprofits with funding for operating costs, programs, services and staff. The objective of this program is to provide additional financial assistance to nonprofits experiencing negative impacts from COVID-19 to ensure they can continue to provide services. Recipients would be eligible for assistance up to $50,000.


Nonprofit applicants should meet the following criteria:

• serve residents of Santa Paula
• possess 501(c)3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service
• be in good standing as a nonprofit by the State of California

Application Materials

Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund Grant Application (PDF)
Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund Grant Application (Word)

Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund Additional Info (PDF)
Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund Additional Info (Word)

ARPANonprofit Emergeny Relief Grant

Application Timeline

February 14, 2022 – Applications available for submittal

March 14, 2022 – Application Deadline 5:00PM. Please submit your completed application to:
Jonathan Royas, Program Administrator,

Week of March 21, 2022 – Ad Hoc Committee meets to review and make recommendations on applications

April 6, 2022 – Ad Hoc Committee presents recommendations to City Council

April 7, 2022 – Organizations are formally notified of awarded funds