- Education (e.g. performing and visual arts, STEM, reading, mentorship)
- Food Access (e.g. community gardens, farmers market services, food distribution)
- Health (e.g. obesity, diabetes, sports, exercise, nutrition)
- Mental Health (e.g. all ages including seniors, socio-emotional health of youth)
- Public Safety (e.g. community block club, conflict resolution, community and youth service groups)
- Services for Unhoused Individuals
- Small Business Development (e.g. capacity building, entrepreneurship)
- Workforce Training (e.g. certificate programs, job placement)
Funding decisions are at the discretion of the Good Neighbors Grant Review Committee.
*NEW* Deadline to submit a proposal: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). No exceptions will be made for late or incomplete grant applications. Note: Grant seekers who previously submitted a grant proposal in February will be considered and are not required to re-apply. A COVID-19 amendment will be requested for previously submitted grants that are selected for funding. Grant award announcements will be made mid-June, 2020.
Grant application: Submit grant application online at CommonGrantApplication.com. Please register or begin your 2020 USC Good Neighbors COVID-19 Impact grant application at the following Common Grant Application links:
Zoom information session will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PST). Please register for the Zoom session here.
- Preference will be given to grant applications that incorporate a genuine university-community partnerships. Under the current circumstances, flexibility will be given to grant applications without a USC partner and will receive assistance with being paired with a USC partner if awarded.
- Grant applications must support one or more of USC’s university-community initiatives (see above).
- Preference will be given to non-profits with 501(c)3 status.
- Proposed program services must be provided within the neighborhoods adjacent to the University Park and Health Sciences campuses (see preferred service area maps here: UPC and HSC).
Additional criteria used for selecting grant recipients and determining awards are at the discretion of the grant review committee. Such determinations are not subject to review by any other party. Committee decisions are final.