Second District Funding Request

The Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell is able to provide discretionary funding to a limited number of selected organizations in the Second District of the County of Los Angeles. All funding requests must be submitted using the form below so that we can begin our review and approval process.


Please note that your funding request must meet the social needs of the population of Los Angeles County, including but not limited to the areas of health, public safety, rehabilitation, well-being, education, and legal services, and to assist in the needs of the physically, mentally and financially challenged persons and aged persons pursuant to California Government Code 26227. Prioritization will be given to organizations based in the Second Supervisorial District. Requests must focus on serving the residents of the Second Supervisorial District. We prioritize funding requests for direct programs or services. We are unable to provide support for general fundraising donation requests. Our office is not able to directly provide County equipment for events, but you may submit a funding request to support your organization’s costs for renting equipment for events.

Funding requests can be submitted all year long. Our office reviews funding requests on a quarterly basis. The next submission deadline for funding requests is Friday, April 7, 2023 at 5:00pm. After this deadline, you are welcome to submit your funding request for our next review period that will begin in July 2023. For requests submitted by April 7, you can expect to receive a response regarding the status of your funding request in June.

You may be contacted by a member of our review team if they need more information about your request. If you do not respond to our office’s inquiries regarding your request, then your funding request may be delayed or rejected. If your request is approved, it takes an additional 4-8 weeks after approval to complete the paperwork and County approval process before funding can be issued by the County.

We are unable to approve all of the funding requests that we receive.
Submitting a request does not guarantee approval of your funding request.

Thank you for providing services to improve the quality of life in the Second Supervisorial District.

Funding Guidelines:

  • Funding must directly benefit Second District residents.
  • Funding is one-time in nature.
  • Funding is intended for small grant amounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of this social program funding is to support and develop services that support the diverse needs of the residents of the Second District. The goal is that funding will improve the quality of life for our residents. Our office strives to provide these funds through an equity lens, focusing funds on services that support our most underrepresented and underserved communities.

To apply for funding, please begin by completing the application above.

 

Once completed, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt along with additional information regarding the funding process.

 

Once the next quarterly deadline is passed, our funding request Review Team will begin the review process.

 

You may hear from Second District staff on the Review Team as they reach out to learn more about your organization’s programs and services.

 

Application DeadlineDecisions By
January 6, 2023 @ 5pmEarly March
April 7, 2023 @ 5pmEarly June
July 7, 2023 @ 5pmEarly September
October 6, 2023Early December

 

Funding must serve a social need and cannot be used towards political, religious, or private purposes.

There are many factors that are considered during the review process, including but not limited to:

 

    • Amount of funding requested (larger funding requests require greater justification and social benefit).
    • Potential positive impact on Second District residents.
    • Specific population that will be served using the funding.
    • Benefits of providing one-time funding for the project (and demonstrated understanding that this is not ongoing funding).
    • Organization’s history of serving residents of the Second District.

Our office reviews funding requests on a quarterly basis.

 

Once a quarterly deadline passes, it will take about 2 months for our internal review process. This process can be delayed if there are additional questions from the funding request review team. It is important that you are responsive and prompt in the case that Second District staff reaches out for further information.