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Small Grants program

Illustration of helping handsThe city created the Small Grants program to encourage and fund activities, programs or events developed by 501(c) organizations that serve the public and provide a fair return value to the city.

Eligible programs, activities or events include those that promote public health, safety, general welfare and/or foster the well-being and prosperity of the city and its residents. Individual grant amounts have typically ranged from $2,000 to $20,000.

Eligible programs, activities or events that may be funded should:

  • Promote public health, safety, general welfare, prosperity or contentment.
  • Significantly impact the well-being and prosperity of Sedona residents.
  • Demonstrate that city funding is an important factor in the success of the program or services.
  • Directly benefit city of Sedona residents and preferably occur within the city limits.
  • Strive for programs that are innovative and distinctive.
  • Provide documented benefits directly to city of Sedona residents.
  • Advance the goals established in the Sedona Community Plan.

Timeline for fiscal year 2018-2019 grant cycle

Feb. 22, 2018  Grant application for fiscal year 2018-2019 available
March 22   Optional applicant workshop 10 a.m. – noon
April 30  Grant applications due no later than noon to the City Manager's Office
May 30-31  Evaluation Committee meets with applicants and determines funding recommendations
July   City Council approves funding awards

The cycle for the 2019-2020 grant cycle will begin late February 2019. Please check back here or sign up for city news releases.