San Jose: : Safe Summer Initiative Grant 2021
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Charlotte Graham, Interim Public Information Manager, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services; (408) 838-2859

Safe Summer Initiative Grant 2021

Funding opportunity for organizations offering educational and recreational services to youth

SAN JOSE, Calif. (January 19, 2021) The City of San José's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is now accepting applications for the Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG) for summer 2021.

The SSIG program aims to provide and enhance recreational or educational opportunities for youth not normally available to the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force target population during the summer months. This provides youth a safe environment while keeping them active and engaged in positive activities.

"The Safe Summer initiative provides vital aid to programs that support youth in our community," said Andrea Flores Shelton, Interim Deputy Director for Recreation and Neighborhood Services. "Due to the pandemic, this year's program is especially crucial to ensure that those in need of educational or recreational support, or simply a safe space, are provided with those resources."

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Applicants proposing services that run from June 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021 are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status, a government agency or a legally-recognized faith-based organization.

Agencies interested in applying for the grant are invited to attend a pre-proposal workshop to review critical information about the grant program and how to apply for this funding opportunity. Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend this workshop.

The pre-proposal workshop is scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom.
  • Meeting ID #931 8309 5726
  • Passcode: 684377

Proposals will only be accepted online via WebGrants. To register for a WebGrants user ID and to access the application, please go to: The average time for WebGrants registration to be complete is three (3) business days.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 4 p.m.

If you have questions regarding this Request for Qualification, please contact Martin Cruz at

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About the City of San José
With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States and is Northern California's largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. San José's transformation into a global innovation center has resulted in one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and expertise in the world. In 2011, the City adopted Envision San José 2040, a long-term growth plan that sets forth a vision and a comprehensive road map to guide the City's anticipated growth through the year 2040.

About Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services
The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) oversees nine regional parks, 207 neighborhood parks, 290 park playgrounds, 48 community centers, and almost 61 miles of trail. It has one of the most diverse service models of any agency of its type. ActivateSJ, PRNS' latest strategic work plan, is committed to building healthy communities through people, parks and programs by following six guiding principles to establish healthy communities that inspire belonging. For more information, please visit the ActivateSJ homepage.


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