Community Enhancement Fund

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Funded by Measure H, 1/2 cent local sales tax measure.

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Now Accepting Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Grant Applications

You have a great opportunity to invest in Rancho Cordova and enhance City services! The Community Enhancement Fund Fiscal Year 2017/2018 grant application period is open from February 15, 2017 through March 15, 2017. The City is accepting applications from individuals, organizations, businesses, and community partners who are interested in enhancing our community.

Click here for information about the grant application process and criteria.

Of the estimated $6.8 million in annual revenue from the sales tax, the City anticipates awarding approximately $1.728 million in community grants in Fiscal Year 2017/2018. The actual budget may vary based on final approved funding allocations.

  • $952,000 for arts, culture, history, entertainment, and sports
  • $476,000 for education
  • $300,000 for other projects

Applications for FY 2017/2018 funding must be received no later than March 15, 2017. Apply now!

Please note, if your project/program is intended to operate or take place at a public K-12 school site, you must request the endorsement of the school superintendent of that school district.  Submit a copy of your application with the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Supplemental Endorsement Form to the school superintendent(s) no later than March 7, 2017.  In order for your application packet to be considered complete, the signed and dated endorsement form must be received by the City by March 15, 2017. Refer to the endorsement form for more information.

Copies of the application, process and criteria document, and the supplemental endorsement form are also available in hard copy at the first and second floor reception areas at Rancho Cordova City Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Delaney at (916) 851-8878 or sdelaney@cityofranchocordova.org

Attend a Town Hall Workshop to Learn More

Two town hall workshops are scheduled for early March. The City invites you to attend if you have questions about the application process or just want to talk to City staff about your potential project/program.  A presentation will occur during the first thirty minutes of the meeting, and the last hour is reserved for discussions with staff.

  • Wednesday, March 1, 5:30-7 p.m., American River Room North, Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
  • Thursday, March 2, 12-1:30 p.m., American River Room South, Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Delaney at (916) 851-8878 or sdelaney@cityofranchocordova.org.

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Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report

The City of Rancho Cordova has released its inaugural edition of the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report. The goals of this annual City publication are to provide an overview of Community Enhancement Fund projects and explain how sales tax revenue was spent. Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2015/2016.

 

Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Approved Projects and Programs

The City of Rancho Cordova approved more than 60 community grants from the Community Enhancement Fund for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Graphic of the Community Enhancement Fund Story Map for Fiscal Year 2016/2017.

The City has launched a new, online map to showcase how Community Enhancement Fund grants were spent during the 2016/2017 fiscal year. Learn which projects were approved, where the projects are located, and how much funding each project received.

A list of approved projects and programs can be found here showing the current status as of October 31, 2016 of each fiscal year 2016/2017 project and program.

A list of approved applications can be found here.

Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Approved Projects and Programs

Click here for the approved project list showing the current status as of October 31, 2016 of each fiscal year 2015/2016 project and program. 

What is Community Enhancement Fund (Measure H)?

Community Enhancement Fund is funded by Measure H, a ½ cent local sales tax measure that was approved by Rancho Cordova citizens on November 4, 2014. The measure passed with 61% of residents in favor of the measure. It will provide locally-controlled funds for local priorities.

When will the tax start and when will the City start getting funds?

The sales tax went into effect on April 1, 2015. The City began receiving the new Community Enhancement Funds in June 2015.

Quick Facts

  • Total sales tax rate is 8.5%
  • Generates approximately $6.8 million per year (July 1 through June 30), updated February 1, 2017

Questions or comments can be directed to:

Stacy Delaney Community Enhancement Analyst sdelaney@cityofranchocordova.org (916) 851-8778

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