SAN DIEGO—Mayor Todd Gloria today released the Citywide Grants Report for the city’s Fiscal Year 2021, showing that the total amount of grants applied for, received and received increased for the third year in a row.
San Diego was awarded a total of 55 grant awards in fiscal year 2021, with a combined value of $141,713,026.
Compared to the previous year, the total number of awards received in Fiscal Year 2021 increased by 10, increasing its total to $56,337,246 year over year.
Grants were provided for a wide variety of city priorities and activities such as projects to enhance water reliability, economic development, emergency response preparedness, homeless services, road and bridge repairs, and public safety.
“I am proud of our city’s success in securing grant funding and look forward to continuing to improve our grant performance to help address our city’s most pressing challenges,” said Gloria.
“Whether it’s a grant to help the city address homelessness, fix our infrastructure, or promote equitable economic growth, we can’t leave any money on the table to make the city we all provide for San Diegans. Huh.”
Due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, city employees also worked to secure COVID-19 pandemic-related grants from state and federal sources to offset revenue losses and maintain critical services.
Most notably, the city received a direct allocation of $299,714,755 in American Rescue Planning Act funds from the US Treasury Department. The city received a total of $159,587,024 in other pandemic-related supplemental funding. These are not included in the above tally.
The COVID-19 Grant funding was allocated to help get San Diego back on track, providing financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city used its COVID-19 related grants to provide rent relief to San Diegans facing financial hardship, allowing them to pay rent and utilities and stay in their homes.
San Diego Chief Jay Goldstone said, “The increasing success of our grant-writing efforts has enabled the city to increase its budget to provide the additional needed funding for major programs and services during a very challenging time for San Diego residents and businesses. allowed to supplement. Operations Officer.
“I am proud of the ongoing progress in applying for and securing grants to support our operations and critical services.”
In May 2019, the city implemented policies aimed at strengthening its grant processes and reporting to improve transparency and performance of grant funding.
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