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  • Writer's pictureTom Kenny

California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) Update

The next grant solicitation for CalCRG is anticipated for late summer 2023.

California's Go-Biz office would like to remind prospective applicants that all community-based organizations must meet eligibility requirements by the grant application deadline.

All CBOs that apply for a grant from the CalCRG program must:

  • Have been duly organized, in existence, and in good standing for at least six months prior to the date the Grant Solicitation is issued by GO-Biz;

  • Have a tax-exempt status with both the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board;

  • Be registered with the California Secretary of State’s Office, with an “Active” status;

  • Have a “Registry Status” of “Current” or “Exempt” with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts;

  • Have any other state or local licenses or certifications necessary to provide the proposed services (e.g., facility licensing by the Department of Health Care Services, etc.), if applicable; and

  • Have a physical address in California.

Prospective applicants should check their current status with the following entities:

Now is the time to address any issues with the above agencies because it may take several months to resolve adverse statuses.

In addition, the California Association of Nonprofits recently hosted a webinar that featured representatives from the Franchise Tax Board and the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts who discussed their agencies’ applicable filing deadlines and requirements. The webinar can be accessed here.

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