Community Reinvestment Grant Program Online Application


Fiscal Year 2023

Who may apply?

This program will provide funds to community groups, associations, or non-profit organizations providing services to residents within the municipal boundaries of the City of Pasadena. Services must be within the eligibility criteria set forth below.

Applicants will be required to provide a federal tax identification number.

What are the minimum application eligibility criteria?

Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Program permits funding of programs or projects that involve:

  1. Crime Prevention,
  2. Neighborhood Safety,
  3. Drug Abuse Education,
  4. Drug Prevention,
  5. Drug Treatment,
  6. Reintegration and Reentry Programs

To be considered for funding a project must:

  1. Fall within one or more of the statutory criteria, a. through f. above.
  2. Include an itemized budget for funds requested.
  3. Include a statement of accounting detailing how expenditures will be tracked.
  4. Funds will NOT be awarded for creation of endowments or scholarships, personal or political use, salaries, food, travel expenses, extravagant or wasteful expenditures and entertainment, cash on hand, secondary accounts, and stored value cards, costs related to lawsuits, loans, video surveillance systems, newsletters, advertising, or other communication media.
  5. Any organization which owes monies to the City of Pasadena will not receive award funds until those other obligations are satisfied.
  6. A Certificate of Status issued by the California Secretary of State certifying active/good standing. 

All applicants approved for funding will be required to enter into an Equitable Sharing Grant  Agreement with the City setting forth the terms and conditions under which funds may be expended and outlining all accounting requirements. A sample of the agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”. Proof of insurance is not required to be submitted with your application but will be required when submitting the signed agreement by July 22, 2022. A copy of the City of Pasadena insurance standard is attached herein as Exhibit “B”.

How may my agency or organization apply?

Agencies or organizations wishing to receive these funds shall apply to the Pasadena Police Department Chief of Police for an appropriation. All applications must be submitted no later than June 10, 2022.

All supporting documents must be uploaded to this form in PDF format. No other format will be accepted. Applicants will receive an email confirmation of the submission.

How will the Pasadena Police Department decide which projects are funded?

All applications that meet the minimum eligibility criteria will be reviewed by the Funding Approval Committee, which is comprised of the Chief of Police, administrative staff, and community member(s). Upon reviewing the applications, the Chief of Police will make the final determination of awards in accordance with the Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Program guidelines and the recommendations of the committee. Prior to awarding the funds the department must ensure the recipient is a qualified entity.

What are the Selection Criteria?

The following criteria will be used to evaluate requests for funding which meet the eligibility criteria. Projects will be rated using the criteria listed below.

  • Timeliness. Applications must be received via email no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 
  • Eligibility Status. Applicant must provide 501(c) 3 certification to be eligible to receive grant funding and a Certificate of Status issued by the California Secretary of State certifying active/good standing.
  • Preparation. The applicant has produced an Application that contains all necessary documentation, a complete budget with supporting estimates, proper signatures, adequate number of copies, and has complied with all other requests outlined in the application package.
  • Compliance. Requests for funds greater than $25,000 or funds for non-allowable uses will not be considered. In the event an applicant requests funds for both allowable and non-allowable purposes, only the portion of the application requesting funds for allowable program expenses will be considered. 
  • Participation. The applicant has a commitment of participation and support of affected neighborhood residents and/or businesses, and the directions of the agency or organization the applicant represents.
  • Neighborhood Impact. The project addresses a concern of and identifies specific benefits of significance to the residents of the neighborhood(s) affected.
  • Individual Impact. The project will affect change or assistance in a great number of people
    as possible. Projects of all sizes are welcome to apply for funding, however, the committee would like the Grants to make as much impact as possible in resident’s lives.
  • Project Quality. The applicant has developed a project that is well planned, adequately budgeted and is ready for implementation or is a part of a broader ongoing effort and includes a well-defined method for demonstrating that the funds are expended appropriately.
  • Originality. The applicant has proposed a project that is original and addresses a problem that is not already being addressed by other entities within that neighborhood. Creative thinking is welcome and encouraged.
  • Qualifications. The applicant must demonstrate, via clearly stated qualifications, an ability to implement the proposed project and/or provide the necessary services.
  • Sustainability. The applicant must demonstrate their plan and capacity to ensure the long-term sustainability of the proposed program/project after the grant funds expire.
  • Commitment to Partnership. The Pasadena Police Department endeavors to build relationships with organizations serving the City of Pasadena community long after the funding period has ended. 

When will my agency or organization receive funding if our application is approved?


  • Application Due: June 10, 2022
  • Application Review: June 13-24, 2022
  • Agreements Emailed to Successful applicants: June 29, 2022
  • Deadline to Return Agreement and Submit Insurance Documents: July 22, 2022

Selected grantees will be notified via email.

For this award, the time frame for reporting on spending will be from the date of the award until June 30, 2023. 

What kind of reporting will be expected to provide?

Recipients must submit quarterly financial reports, semi-annual progress reports, final financial and progress reports, and, if applicable, an annual audit report in accordance with the Uniform Guidance (2 C.F.R. § 200) - Uniform Administrative Requirements or specific award conditions. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

If any applicant has a question or concern, please direct all questions to Ingrid Villela. She can be reached by email at  

This application is currently closed for submissions.