January 5, 2022
District 3 Seeking Community Review Panelists For 2022 D3 URJGENT Grant Program
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - Supervisor Otto Lee and the District 3 Team are seeking applicants for the Community Review Panel for the 2022 D3 URJGENT Grant Program.
The D3 URJGENT Grant Program is a community centered funding opportunity, with the review and selection process also community centered. The Community Review Panel is comprised of Santa Clara County Residents chosen after submitting their own applications to join the panel. Each panelist will score the grant applications received based on specific criteria. We were fortunate to have an outstanding panel for our 2021 program. We are looking for volunteers to join our Community Review Panel for 2022!
We are looking for individuals who can commit approximately twenty hours over the course of four weeks to help us evaluate and score grant applications - the grant program application period will end in late April. Those who join the Community Review Panel will be scheduled for an orientation meeting and a training meeting where they will be trained on the goals of the URJGENT Grant Program, evaluation rubric, and review process. There are no meeting commitments beyond that unless requested by the CRP. Staff will be provided to support the work of the CRP. To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Santa Clara County. Selection of panelists will take into account the following three factors:
1. Geographical Representation
2. Knowledge and appreciation of the experiences of traditionally disadvantaged communities and/or geographical needs of Santa Clara County residents; and
3. Diversity of lived experiences
We also want to thank our 2021 panelists again for their great work this year. This was our first year and they stepped up to the call and did great; Ruth Silver-Taube, Ketzal Gomez, Kelly Martinez, Susan Fowle, Carlos Rosario, and Dan Huynh.
Click HERE for more information about the D3 URJGENT Grant Program
The URGENT Grant Program is open to registered 501(c)3 non-profit entities or organizations with 501(c)3 fiscal agents that provide services in Santa Clara County and meet all eligibility and application requirements. Please review all of the information included to determine if you are eligible to apply, and our application requirements. If your organization is NOT eligible for an URJGENT Grant, you may still apply using the form online form, but it will be considered separately.
The application process for 2022 will open soon. Please contact our office at [email protected] or 408-299-5030 with any questions, or you may contact our D3 Special Projects Coordinator Huy Tran at [email protected].