Dave Brown

Alameda County Supervisor for District 3

The Third District includes the cities of Alameda, San Leandro, a portion of Oakland, including Chinatown, Jack London, Fruitvale, San Antonio, Melrose, and Havenscourt neighborhoods. District 3 also includes the unincorporated communities of San Lorenzo, Hayward Acres and a portion of Ashland.

ARPA Cash Aid Grants

District Priorities

Community organizations and chambers of commerce located in and/or serving Supervisorial District 3 are welcome to apply for Supervisorial District 3 Community Needs Cash Grants.

Priority will be given to nonprofit service providers serving vulnerable populations in the District 3 neighborhoods most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including unincorporated Hayward Acres and the San Antonio, Fruitvale, and Melrose neighborhoods of Oakland. Priority zip codes include: 94601,94606, 94621, and 94541. Priority will also be given to organizations that have not been able to access any previous COVID-19 relief funds.

District 3 will allocate the ARPA Cash Aid Grants in two rounds with each applicant eligible for a grant of up to $100,000. Applicants must demonstrate and attest to the economic loss sustained by their organization due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of economic loss experienced by the organization due to the COVID-19 pandemic must be equal to or greater than the amount of relief requested in the grant application.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Cash Aid Grants are available for local non-profit and business organizations that experienced the negative economic, health, and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • To be eligible to apply for a Cash Aid Grant your organization must have experienced a negative economic impact created by COVID-19 for the period March 1, 2020 to the present
  • Through the application process, applicants must demonstrate and attest to the harm and economic loss sustained by the organization due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Grants will reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of Alameda County, prioritizing organizations operated by or serving populations and communities that were disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
  • Cash Aid Grants cannot exceed the amount of the organization’s losses due to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The ARPA guidelines require that the cash aid grants be reasonably proportional to the negative economic impacts they are intended to address
  • Grant amounts can not exceed $100,000 per Supervisorial district and are subject to availability of funds within each Supervisorial District’s $3.1 million allocation
  • Applicants will provide demographic information about their organization and population they serve
  • Economic losses that were reimbursed through insurance or other sources cannot be used to qualify for a cash aid grant
  • Grantee must fully cooperate with any audit by the County, the Federal government or their designees
  • If it is determined that the cash aid grant is not an allowable ARPA expense, your organization will reimburse the funds to the County
Timeline

Round 1 applications are due no later than close of business Friday, April 29th. Notification of grant award will be in late May/early June.

Round 2 applications are due no later than close of business Friday, June 10th. Notification of grant award will be in July.

If your application is not awarded in Round 1, it may still be considered as part of the applicant pool for Round 2.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the District 3’s Cash Aid Grant application process, eligibility criteria, or timeline, please do not hesitate to contact Vanessa Cedeno at vanessa.cedeno@acgov.org or at (510) 272-6693.

Program Details

In response to the negative economic, health, and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local non-profit and business organizations, the County of Alameda is launching a new program, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants program. This new program will infuse much needed cash aid into the community and spur Alameda County’s economic recovery.

The County has allocated $3.1 million to each Supervisorial District for the ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants program with the goal that each Supervisorial District will provide cash aid grants that reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of Alameda County, prioritizing organizations operated by or serving populations and communities that were disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Organizations that have experienced negative economic impacts caused by COVID-19 during the period March 1, 2020, to the present are eligible to apply for a cash aid grant under this program. Cash aid grants may be awarded beginning April 11, 2022, through September 30, 2024. Cash aid grants are subject to availability of funds within each Supervisorial District’s $3.1 million allocation, eligibility of applicants, and any other relevant factors.

Through the application process, applicants must demonstrate and attest to the harm and economic loss sustained by the organization due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications that are not adequately documented may be rejected. Additionally, not all worthy applications will necessarily be funded.

Eligible organizations may receive cash aid grants up to the maximum amount of $100,000 per Supervisorial District based on demonstrated and qualifying impacts. However, the total amount of cash aid grant funds awarded to an organization by the County as part of the ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants program cannot exceed the amount of the organization’s losses due to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARPA guidelines require that the cash aid grants be reasonably proportional to the negative economic impacts they are intended to address. Economic losses that were reimbursed through insurance or other sources cannot be used to qualify for a cash aid grant. Each applicant is required to provide the demographic makeup of the organization and basic demographic information about the population served as part of the completed application.

All Alameda County ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants must be approved by the Board of Supervisors at a regularly scheduled meeting. By submitting an application, the organization agrees to maintain and provide records to the County during the U.S. Treasury Department audit period and agrees to fully cooperate with any audit by the County, the Federal government or their designees. If through an audit, or any other means, the County or US Treasury Department determines that because of fraud, misinformation provided by an organization, or for any other reason, that a cash aid grant is not an allowable ARPA expense, the applicant must agree to reimburse the funds to the County.

How to apply: Complete the following application and forms. When all the information is completed, sign the W-9 and the application. To submit the application online, click on “Finish” and the application will be filed with the County automatically. To submit the application by mail, send to 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

Remembering Supervisor Chan and Her Legacy

Dear Alameda County community,

I would like to extend my gratitude to the community for your moving remembrances of Supervisor Wilma Chan these past few weeks. Nearly 2,700 community members joined us – both in-person and online, from California to the East Coast – on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, as we honored a dedicated and passionate leader and paid tribute to her extraordinary legacy.  

For those who were unable to view the live broadcast, the recording is available on the official County of Alameda YouTube channel: Community Celebration of Supervisor Wilma Chan and her Legacy.

I would also like to thank our speakers for sharing their personal experiences working with Supervisor Chan and their touching tributes to her steadfast commitment to serving and listening to the community, fighting for justice and equity, and changing the world for the better.  

 

We have much ahead of us to carry on Wilma’s work. I am humbled and inspired by the outpouring of support from the many community members who want to step up to do just that. We have a lot of work to do. Her legacy matters. Deeply. Profoundly. 

With Gratitude,
Supervisor Dave Brown 

 

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan Legacy Fund

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors in collaboration with the non-profit Vision Alameda County (VAC) have established the Supervisor Wilma Chan Legacy Fund. The Chan family suggests that donations to honor Wilma be contributed to the Legacy Fund, which will support grants to community non-profits and other eligible programs serving a public purpose in support of Supervisor Chan’s legacy.

We remember and honor Wilma as a champion of community, a fierce leader, and a trusted colleague. She devoted her career to helping the underserved and uninsured, with a passion for children, families and seniors, early childhood education, environmental health, job creation and economic development.

Donations to the Legacy Fund can be made online or by mail. Please visit the Supervisor Wilma Chan Legacy Fund website for more information on donating.

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