Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Grant Process
Applications for FY 2017/2018 Community Enhancement Fund grants were accepted by the City from February 15, 2017 through March 15, 2017. Staff is reviewing each application received and will share the initial review of the applications at the April 3 Regular City Council meeting.
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
Staff may invite applicants to present their project and may make selection recommendation to Council during the April 17 Regular City Council meeting, the May 15 Regular City Council meeting, and the May 23 Work Session.
It's possible that all funding decisions for the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Community Enhancement Fund could be made by May 23 and formally adopted by City Council by June 5.
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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.
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.
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. The sales tax went into effect on April 1, 2015. The City began receiving the new Community Enhancement Funds in June 2015.
- Total sales tax rate is 8.5%
- Generates approximately $6.8 million per year (July 1 through June 30), updated February 1, 2017