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FPUD's Community Benefit Program sets Nov. 14 deadline for applications

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Public Utility District’s (FPUD) Community Benefit Program committee is now available to receive applications for public benefit grants, Jim Mendelson, chairman of the committee, announced Oct. 6.

According to Mendelson, the committee held a public workshop Monday, Oct. 2, to explain the process and procedures along with the appropriate forms the Community Benefit Program will use to evaluate the merits of local projects. The four-page application form and the scoring rubric the Community Benefit Program uses are available at https://form.jotform.com/231093935203047.

“To apply for funding from the $548,000 annual funding pool, a request for a project must be sponsored by a tax-exempt organization and be within the FPUD service area,” Mendelson said, adding “qualifying organizations will have a six-week grant period from now until Nov. 14, 2023, to submit requests for funding.”

Established by FPUD’s Board of Directors in late 2022, the Community Benefit Program’s seven members meet on the second Monday of each month. The group has a framework for considering requests by FPUD-area nonprofit organizations seeking financial assistance for parks and recreation, street lighting and roads and other projects that benefit the community.

Funding proceeds are from existing San Diego County property tax revenues received by the utility. Mendelson can be reached at 949-201-9967 or [email protected].

Submitted by the Community Benefit Program committee.

 

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