Council Accepting Applications for Community Event Grant Program

The City of Saratoga has allocated $20,000 to help support local events.


If you are planning to hold an event in the City of Saratoga during the 2013-14 fiscal year you may want to apply for an event grant or waiver of city-related fees to offset the cost of your event.

According to a recent news release, the Council for many years considered requests for community event grants or waivers. Last year it started a formal application process and was directed to allocate $20,000 annually to the Community Event Grant Program.

Last year the Council awarded allocations ranging from $5,000 to the Celebrate Saratoga/Art and Wine event to $2,000 to celebrate the Saratoga Library’s 10 anniversary to $750 to the Memorial Day observance at the July 18 Council meeting.

The Council plans to release the application and application requirements on Jan. 23. The application deadline is due to the city manager’s office by 5 p.m. March 6. Event organizers will be invited to the Council meeting on March 20 to answer Council questions regarding their events before their decision is made regarding who will get the benefits of the grants and waivers.

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