Community Enhancement Fund

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

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Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Grant Application Cycle

The City accepted grant applications from individual residents, organizations, businesses, and community partners from Monday, February 10, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020. The grants awarded in this call for applications are part of the fiscal year 2020/2021 Community Enhancement Fund budget.    

City staff will review each application and supplemental materials submitted and anticipates sharing the initial review of applications with City Council in May. Sign up to receive automatic notifications when City Council meeting agendas are posted.  You can do that by clicking the link below.

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Applicants may be contacted to present their project during one of the May 2020 City Council meetings. Funding decisions could be made as early as May and formally adopted in June 2020. City staff intends to notify all applicants of the funding decisions by late June 2020. 

Information on Standard Insurance Requirements (If approved, grant recipients, at their own cost and expense, shall procure appropriate insurance)

Information on Grant Reporting Guidelines (If approved, grant recipients must submit regular reports and receipts)

For questions, please contact Stacy Delaney at (916) 851-8878 or email  Questions can also be directed to Daniel Leonardich at (916) 851-8904 or email  

Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Approved Projects and Programs

On June 3, 2019, the City of Rancho Cordova approved more than 50 community grants from the Community Enhancement Fund for the 2019/2020 fiscal year.  In addition to the community grants totaling approximately $2.1 million, the City also approved $1.4 million for enhanced public safety, approximately 1.1 million for enhanced public works/infrastructure projects, approximately $1.1 million for community/economic development initiatives, and approximately $2.1 million for future legacy projects.  In total, the Community Enhancement Fund approved projects and programs in the 2019/2020 fiscal year is $8.2 million..

A list of approved projects and programs can be found here.

Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Reports

In November of 2019, the City of Rancho Cordova released its 4th 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.  The 4th edition was made available at the annual State of the City on November 7, 2019 and mailed out to residents in mid-November.  

Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2018/2019.
Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2017/2018.
Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2016/2017.
Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2015/2016.

Open Data

Open data initiatives are transforming the way governments across the country interact with their communities and are promoting civic engagement through transparency and accountability. Open data is much more than just making data available to the public; it’s about transforming the way we think about data, how it’s collected, used, published and maintained. It’s a unique opportunity to look at the data we have and realize that this data could be utilized outside the walls of City Hall to help solve problems for both the City and its constituents. It’s about putting the data in the hands of the citizens, community partners, entrepreneurs and letting them analyze and visualize the data for their own needs and purposes.

By endorsing open data principles, the city is encouraging digital innovation, which can enhance citizen communications, supporting the brand of the city as creative and innovative, improving service delivery, supporting citizens to self-organize and solve their own problems, and creating a stronger sense of civic engagement, community and pride.

We invite you to learn more about the projects and programs funded by the Community Enhancement Fund by using the open data tool, the amount spent to date (updated quarterly), and see where these enhancements are being made. Click here to start analyzing the data.  You can search by category, sub-category, fiscal year, project stage, and through the interactive map.  Start exploring today!   

Establishment of Oversight Board

Measure H/Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board

The ballot measure approved by the voters allows for, but does not require, a citizen oversight board for Measure H revenues.  The City Council desired that a Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board be established to provide a review and audit of how tax revenues from Measure H are spent by the City and provide feedback.  On May 14, 2018, the members of the Measure H/Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board took their oath of office.  

To learn about their responsibilities and meetings, please visit Measure H/Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board.

Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Approved Projects and Programs

Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Approved Projects and Programs

A list of approved projects and programs can be found here.

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 provides 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.

Quick Facts

  • Total sales tax rate is 8.25%, updated January 2017
  • Generates approximately $8.8 million per year (July 1 through June 30), updated January 2020

Questions or comments can be directed to:

Stacy Delaney, Community Enhancement Analyst II (916) 851-8878.

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