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COMMUNITY-BASED GRANT MAKING INITIATIVE 2021

South LA Decides is how Best Start Region 2 will expand grant making decisions to the residents of South LA and Compton. This community-based grant making initiative builds on the successful work that each Best Start community in Region 2 has achieved. This initiative will ensure that residents of Region 2 are able to participate in the decision-making process of distributing funding to organizations working to increase the health and well-being of children living in South LA and Compton, prenatal to 5 living in South LA and Compton.

 

This funding will support the planning and implementation of projects focused on strategic actions that create policy-centered solutions and/or improve systems of services around early childhood education, parks, green spaces and more, with the goal to improve the lives of children, prenatal to 5, and their families. 

 

Funds from this initiative may NOT be used to fund capital projects, or capital improvement projects. 

  

A total of up to $200,000 will be awarded per each Best Start community. Awards will be made for a 12-MONTH period (anticipated: August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022). 

Work under this program must take place in one or more of the four Best Start Region 2 geographies. Funds awarded are intended to support work on priority issues (see page 4) that benefit residents and stakeholders of Best Start Region 2 and are not for individual or personal use. 

 

CHC encourages applications from a spectrum of organizations, community groups and/or coalitions. 

Proposed Timeline:

 

  • June 4, 2021, at 2:00PM PST--Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the 4 Best Start priority areas released. 

  • June 9, 2021, 5:00PM--Questions and requests for additional information due 

  • June 11, 2021, 10:00AM to 11:00 AM--Bidders/applicants Q&A webinar 

  • June 18, 2021, 5:00PM PST--Full proposals due 

  • Week of July 5, 2021--Intent to award announcements 

 

Please click here for additional information about South LA Decides and access to the application.

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2021 SOUTH LA Decides – COMMUNITY-BASED GRANT MAKING INITIATIVE 

 

SOUTH LA Decides is a Community-Based Grant Making initiative designed to ensure that residents in South LA and Compton participate in the decision-making process to distribute funding to organizations focused on increasing the health and well-being of children ages zero to five in their communities.

The Regional Task Force role is to elevate local issues affecting all of Region 2 by developing recommendations to increase systems-change impact and stewarding community-based grant making.

The Regional Task Force role is to elevate local issues affecting all of Best Start Region 2 by developing recommendations to increase systems-change impact and stewarding community-based grant making. The local members were elected by residents of South LA who attend Best Start Local Council meetings in West Athens, Compton/E. Compton, Broadway Manchester and Watts/Willowbrook.

The Regional Task Force is comprised of 8 elected residents and 4 elected alternates from across South LA and Compton.

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