County of Riverside Community Improvement Designation (CID) Fund
THE CID APPLICATION FOR FY 2019-2020 IS NOW OPEN – APPLY HERE
Please read the following before completing the application.
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors established the CID fund grant program in Fiscal Year 2005-06. The purpose of the funds is to support valuable services and projects addressing needs in communities across Riverside County. Each member of the Board of Supervisors has an approved CID allocation to be spent in their respective district. Each district may establish its own criteria for selecting recipients of the discretionary CID funding.
The number and variety of funding requests have increased over the years and the annual CID funding allocation has been reduced significantly. In order to provide guidance to those groups and organizations that may wish to request funds, guidelines and policies have been prepared for the allocation of funds.
Local organizations are welcome to apply for financial support through this program, however, applying for CID funds does not ensure that the request will be granted.
CID applications are classified as public records and may be subject to request for copies by the media, the public or any other interested parties.
Every CID application is considered individually and on its own merit.
Funding is not immediately available to the recipient; please allow eight weeks for processing from date of submission.
The awarding of CID funds does not constitute an automatic annual allocation.
CID recipients are permitted to use Supervisor Washington’s name or likeness in promotion of their events or activities, however, it is imperative that our office is contacted for review and authorization.
CID funds must be spent as specified on the application and records may be requested by the Board of Supervisors or their designee to ensure the funds were used appropriately.
CID grants will not be awarded or announced within the 60 days before an election in which the awarding Supervisor is on the ballot.
The recipient shall provide a full accounting with documentation on the use of awarded funds. All awards require a report back on how the money was spent within 60 days of the utilization of the funds. If the award is not entirely spent in the fiscal year it was awarded and over $5,000, a report shall be submitted annually until the funds have been exhausted. The recipient shall return to the county any funds not spent or documented per the signed agreement.
Please submit completed applications to:
Supervisor Chuck Washington
Riverside County, Third District
Attn: Opal Hellweg
37600 Sky Canyon Drive
Murrieta, CA 92563
For questions regarding the CID application or process, please contact Legislative Assistant Opal Hellweg at 951-955-8815 or OHellweg@rivco.org.