Program Eligibility And Process

Non-Profit Grant Program Information

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Applicants shall be a federally recognized 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) non-profit organization physically located and operating within Tehama County with a demonstrated economic need as a direct result of COVID-19.

  • Grants will be limited to one grant per non-profit entity.

  • Organizations must have 20 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) or less. (30+ hour per week equals 1.0 FTE; a part-time employee working 29 hours or less per week equates to 0.5 FTE.)

  • To be eligible for funding under this grant program, that obligation cannot be incurred prior to March 3, 2021. Applicants will need to provide statement(s) or billing(s) showing amounts due for which this grant would directly pay (i.e., name and contact information for landlord, etc.)

  • Applicants must have no outstanding local, state, federal tax liens nor judgments, or if this is applicable, must provide documentation of their current payment plan.

  • Applicants must have no bankruptcy within the last three years; bankruptcies must have a discharge date at least 3 years prior to the date of grant application, verified through credit check. No minimum credit score is required.

  • It must be demonstrated and certified that the applicant has been in operation since March 1, 2020. 

  • For organizations with operations in communities that require a business license (Red Bluff, Corning, and Los Molinos), applicants must show evidence of current license.

  • Applicants must attest to:
    • Their organization adhering to all local, Federal, and State guidance related to COVID-19.
    • Not using these grant funds for the same purposes as other federal, state, or local funding received, such as Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, or other state and local grants, as this would constitute a duplication of benefits under federal guidelines.
    • Grant funds being utilized for expenditures directly related to impacts from COVID-19.


  • Applications will be accepted electronically (or alternatively in written form) during a four-week period.
  • After the four-week application window, eligible non-profit organizations will be selected to receive the grant funds on a lottery basis until available grant funds are exhausted.