August 12, 2019
THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF THE 2019-2020 MAINTENANCE & SERVICING EXCESS FUNDS PROGRAM
The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) announces the availability of up to $946,000 for the 2019-2020 Maintenance & Servicing Excess (M&SE) Funds Program. Applications for program funds are available to eligible agencies whose Excess Funds grant-funded projects are complete and the grants are closed. Eligible agencies are the 88 cities in LA County, LA County Departments, and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority through the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The eligible agency must be in Good Standing with RPOSD and must have satisfied its Proposition A Youth Employment Goal in order to apply for M&SE.
For the 2019-2020 cycle, submissions are a two-step budget/claim process through the online Grants Management System. https://grantfunding.rposd.lacounty.gov
Step One: Submit a M&S Budget Application between Monday, August 12, 2019 and Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. RPOSD will send budget approval notices via email to applicants by Thursday, September 19, 2019.
Step Two: Submit a Claim between Monday, September 23, 2019 to Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:00pm.
- Maintenance & Servicing Excess Funds Budget Application Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 5, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
- Maintenance & Servicing Excess Funds Claim Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
Budgets received after the deadline will not be considered and claims cannot be submitted without an approved budget. Therefore, it will be to the agencies benefit to submit M&SE documentation as soon as possible before the submission deadlines.If the total amount of approved budgets exceeds the total funds available, a prorated portion may be approved for each agency with an approved budget.
The list of closed eligible projects funded by Excess Funds for the 2019-2020 cycle is available on the Grants Management System.
A reminder for agencies requesting for advance payment of extraordinary maintenance requests:
- The extraordinary maintenance work must commence upon receipt of the advanced funds and must be completed by the end of the fiscal year the funds were received. Any unspent funds must be returned to the RPOSD no later than the end of the fiscal year (June 30th) the funds were received.
- A project timeline must be submitted along with the cost estimates, invoices, or other documentation. Requests with timelines indicating the work to be completed beyond the end of the fiscal year (June 30th) the funding is received are not eligible.
The RPOSD looks forward to helping you apply for the M&SE funds to use on your agency’s closed Proposition A Excess Funds grant-funded projects. If you have any questions, please contact your designated Grants Officer or call (626) 588-5060.