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Beach Cities Health District Inviting Applications for its COVID-19 Emergency and Disaster Relief Grants

Emergency and Disaster Relief Grants
Notice is hereby given that Beach Cities Health District will receive emailed applications and proposals for its COVID-19 Emergency and Disaster Relief Grants from Monday, May 11, 2020 until noon on Monday, June 1, 2020. These Grants provide disaster relief health initiatives with funding that may otherwise not be funded by other means. These Grants may be awarded to non-profit agencies and local jurisdictions (e.g., cities, police departments, fire departments) serving Beach Cities residents based on specific operational and recovery objectives and priorities as determined by the District Operations Center.

Emergency and Disaster Relief Grants funding is intended for one-time projects and not intended to be an ongoing source of funding. Grants will be awarded to programs that address one of the following grant recovery priority areas:

  • Testing Initiatives for First Responders and Essential Workers
  • Food Security
  • Support for Older Adults and the Vulnerable
  • Mental Health and Service delivery enhancements to accommodate COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions

An ad-hoc Grants Committee will review applications through a competitive selection process and awardees will be selected based on their ability to fill community health related service gaps to address the community’s needs during the COVID-19 emergency. Grant award announcements will be made in June 2020.

All questions regarding grants should be emailed to charlie.velasquez@bchd.org


Beach Cities Health District offers two types of grants: our Grants for Non-Profits and our Micro Enrichment Grants for small, one-time health projects.

Non-Profit Agency Grants: Deadline Extended to April 30

Beach Cities Health District seeks applicants and proposals for non-profit agency grants

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its non-profit agency grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are welcome to apply. The current application period has been extended through April 30, 2020 at noon. Click here to download application.

BCHD’s ad-hoc grants committee will select applications to recommend to its Board for funding. The BCHD Board of Directors will then approve grant applicants through their annual budget adoption at their May 27, 2020 Board meeting. Awardees will be notified in June and, upon signing the final contract, disbursements of funds will occur in FY 2020-2021 on a performance reimbursement basis.

The District funds programs that provide:

  • Health education and prevention
  • Support groups
  • Health promotion
  • Health maintenance
  • Efforts to develop and test new approaches to solving problems within the health field
  • Safety net programs for vulnerable and underserved populations (e.g., senior and homeless meal program)

"Health" includes both physical and mental health.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. The agency must be an incorporated nonprofit organization with a tax-exempt status under California State law and the Internal Revenue Code.
  2. The agency must demonstrate the ability to provide proposed services. Greater consideration will be given to agencies with experience in delivering health-related programs.
  3. An agency does not need to be located within BCHD service area, but it must demonstrate the ability to make services easily accessible to those residing in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach.
  4. District funds must only be spent on the residents of Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach.


Micro Enrichment Grants
Beach Cities Health District's Micro Enrichment grants (MEG) provide small, one-time project-based health initiatives up to $5,000 of funding. The application period will be open on Monday, March 23 and applications will be due no later than noon on Monday, April 20, 2020. Grant award announcements will be made in May 2020. The project must be completed within one (1) year, if not, you must ask for an extension. Please submit completed application via email/mail/fax to:

Charlie Velasquez
Executive Assistant to the CEO
1200 Del Amo St.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Fax: (310) 376-4738

View Policy 4050: Micro Enrichment Grants

Application Criteria

  • Individuals or groups requesting MEG must be legal residents of or provide services to residents or employees in the three Beach Cities.
  • Grant funding must be used to serve the residents or employees of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.
  • The project must impact the health of the community within the scope of the BCHD health priorities, mission and strategic goals.
  • Funding cannot in any way be related to fundraising activities or sponsorships for charitable events.
  • Funding cannot be related to the general operating budget of the applicant organization. Funding cannot be replacement funds so that a project’s current funding can be shifted to other programs of the applicant.
  • Funding cannot be for basic research, defined herein as the pursuit of knowledge without immediate practical program or human application.
  • The applicant must complete the MEG application form in its entirety for consideration. Incomplete applications will be returned.
  • The applicant must sign an agreement and submit a final summary report at the completion of the project.
  • MEG funding is intended for one-time projects and not intended to be an ongoing source of funding. Projects that have received MEG funding in the past are not eligible to receive funding for the same project.

An ad-hoc Grants Committee will review applications through a competitive selection process. There are two application windows each year in March and October. In FY 2019-2020, there is $45,000 annually allocated for Micro-Enrichment Grants.

In accordance with AB 2019, BCHD staff members and Board members are prohibited from scheduling individual meetings with grant applicants to discuss their grant proposal.

At the completion of the project, a completed final report must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days. 

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