Hemet opens special event funding application period

HEMET – The City of Hemet has announced that the 2017-2018 application period for community event funding opened March 13. Community groups and nonprofit organizations interested in partnering with the city to deliver events are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted from now to April 6, at 5 p.m.

A City Council ad hoc Committee will review applications and make a final recommendation to the full City Council for consideration of approval before June 30, as a part of the FY 2017/18 city budget process.

In 2012, the City Council established a Special Event Funding Program to support community and special events. The program is managed by the City Manager’s Department. For fiscal year 2017-2018, events proposed to be held in City parks: Weston, Gibbel or Mary Henley, will receive priority for possible funding by the City Council.

The 2017-2018 Program Guidelines and Application materials for both small events (funding from $100 to $999.99) and large events (funding for $1,000 or more) are available at www.cityofhemet.org or by contacting Kathleen Aguilar in the City Manager’s Office at (951) 765-2301.

In 2016, the City awarded over $25,000 in cash and in-kind services to the following local organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Hemet-San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, Hemet Valley Art Assoc., Ramona Bowl Association, Soboba Foundation, Central County United Way, Valley Queens Production and Diamond Valley Arts Council.

This announcement or submission of an application is in no way a commitment of funding or participation by the City. Due to potential City budget constraints in Fiscal Year 2017-2018, there is a possibility that the City Council will not award any grants.

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