Discretionary Funding Grants (“Grants”), also referred to as Social Programs, are established pursuant to Government Code Section 26227. Grants are district specific and are allocated at the discretion of each Los Angeles County Supervisor. Supervisor Kuehl has established a Discretionary Funding program that is intended to award grants to a variety of Third District organizations for projects that promote and enhance the quality of life for Third District Constituents.
Our Grant program has two application periods: May and November of each year. Applications must be submitted to our office by the first of April and October. During each funding cycle, individual Grant requests will be carefully reviewed and considered for possible funding by the Supervisor. Please understand that, given the number of requests received, Supervisor Kuehl cannot accommodate all requests. However, all Grant requests will be given careful and due consideration.
To be considered for a Grant, a project must meet the following criteria:
The requesting organization must have a location in the Third Supervisorial District, and the funds requested are for the benefit of Third District constituents and communities.
Grants will only be provided to non-sectarian, Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) non-profit organizations located within the Third District.
Grants cannot be used to promote a particular religion or religious belief.
Requests may include but are not limited to educational/recreational projects, arts and cultural programs, environmental awareness programs/projects, public safety programs, health and social service initiatives and programs. Grants can also help support an organization with one-time funding to purchase equipment, needed materials, repairs or augmentation of a physical site, etc.
“Seed” Grants to establish new and innovative work will be considered as long as all other criteria are met.
Grants for an individual or private entity will not be considered
Grants are for a one-year period only. Grants requesting multi-year or ongoing funding will not be considered. For example, applications for ongoing staffing, operations and/or salaries will not be considered.
To be considered, applications must be received
no later than April 1st and October 1st
for each funding cycle. Early applications will be accepted and are encouraged.
To apply, please complete the “Third District Discretionary Funding Application” below along with all required supporting materials.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact:
Lisa Mandel, Chief of Staff
(213) 974-3333 or email@example.com
Yolanda Valadez, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff
(213) 974-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org