COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant Program

The application period has ended and all funds have been awarded.

The City of Oceanside has allocated $1 million for a non-profit grant program, funded with a portion of the City’s share of Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.  The intent of the ARPA economic stimulus funding is to speed up the United States' economic recovery and to address the health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify for grant funds, applicant must be an Oceanside-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization in good standing, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Nonprofit organizations operating prior to March 1, 2020 will have priority over organizations that formed more recently.

Two grant types will be awarded:

  • Grants to offset revenue losses to the organization due to COVID-19 ($1,000 - $10,000)

  • Grants for specific programs or activities (either new or existing) to help to address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19 ($5,000 - $50,000)

Before applying:

  • Please review the full program description

  • Organizations will need to submit PDF versions of income statements from years 2019, 2020 and 2021 (if organization was not operating in 2019 or 2020, 2021 will suffice)

  • Organizations applying for grant funds for new programs and activities will need to submit a PDF of a proposed budget showing specific expenses (e.g. staff time, materials and equipment, etc)

(Application process closed January 31, 2022)

For questions about this program, please contact Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager, at or 760-435-3351.