1.) Regulatory compliance
2.) Capital Improvement
3.) Fixtures or Equipment
4.) Training and Retention of Equity Verified Workforce
Sample projects for how grant funds can be used in each of these categories are summarized below.
Regulatory Compliance Sample Projects:
Capital Improvement Sample Projects:
Fixtures or Equipment Sample Projects:
Step 1: Obtain a LEEP Designation and Eligibility Number (Application Found Here)
Step 2: Complete the LEEP Direct Grant application found here on this website.
Step 3: Application Review: Applications will be reviewed by an Elevate Impact Mendo Staff to ensure that the application is complete. If the application is complete, the Applicant will receive an email confirming that the application is complete and has been sent to the Elevate Impact Grant Committee for review. If the Application is not complete, the Applicant will receive an email explaining which documents are missing and the Applicant will be able to complete and resubmit their application.
Step 4: LEEP Grant Committee Review: Completed Applications will be submitted to the Elevate Impact Grant Committee for review and scoring according to the Equity Grant Assessment Scorecard found here. An application must receive a minimum score of 60 out of 100 points to be approved for a Grant. If the Application scores 60 points or more, the Applicant will receive an email saying that the application has been approved. If the Application scores 59 points or less, the Applicant will receive an email explaining that they did not meet the minimum score of 60 points. An Elevate Impact Staff person will call the Applicant to explain what they can do to improve their score. The Applicant can then resubmit their Application to improve their score.
Step 5: Grant Signing: When a grant is approved, the Elevate Impact Staff Member will send an email to the Applicant and to the County of Mendocino stating that the grant has been approved. Next, Elevate Staff will virtually meet with the Applicant to review, complete and e-sign the grant documents. Afterwards, the grant documents will be signed by the County of Mendocino.
Step 6: Grant Disbursement: Grant Disbursement: The Applicant will establish a vendor account with the County of Mendocino and will subsequently receive payment from the County of Mendocino.