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Community Improvement Designations

About Community Improvement Designations (CID)

Community Improvement Designations are designed to help improve the Riverside community by bettering conditions for existing residents, and attracting new growth through educational / recreational projects, arts and cultural programs, environmental awareness programs or projects, economic development and other projects which benefit the community and enhance the region’s quality of life, or which the county might otherwise provide to benefit its residents.

Any public or private community group or non-profit agency/organization located in or providing services in the County of Riverside may apply for CID funding.

Please submit all CID applications and questions to Liliana Allin by phone at (951) 955-1020 or by email [email protected].

The Second District maximum grant allocation for "traditional" CID funding for any application is limited to $4,000

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Download 2023-2024 CID Application

Download CID Evaluation Form

Download Policy A-72

About American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supplemental CID

The County of Riverside was provided funding from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to accelerate recovery from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be provided to strictly eligible non-profits providing direct relief services and/or serving populations disproportionally impacted by the pandemic. Only non-profit organizations that are exempt from federal income taxation as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible for ARPA funding. Please note: ARPA Supplemental CID differs from traditional CID funding.  

Per Second District policy, all ARPA Supplemental grant allocations will allow an awarded range amount from $1,000 to the maximum of $10,000

If applicants are interested in ARPA CID funding, they will be required to submit both the traditional CID fund application AND the supplemental ARPA application. Please note that this is a one-time funding request.

Please submit BOTH the CID and ARPA CID applications to Liliana Allin at [email protected].

Download CID ARPA Non-Profit Supplemental Funding Application 2021