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Editor's note: Update from September 10, 2018: Great news! Thanks to your support, AB 2252 was just signed into law by Governor Brown! 

We're including more information about AB 2252 below, and if you have any questions, please let us know. 

If you've ever thought about getting funding from the State of California, you know how difficult it is to find out what opportunities are available.

Each department and agency in state government posts them in a different format in a different section of its website. In fact, there is no centralized state database where nonprofits can find grants for which they might apply.

This absence isn’t just frustrating for individual nonprofits: it also plays a role in the funding disparities we see throughout the nonprofit community.

That's why CalNonprofits is sponsoring Assembly Bill 2252, which would create a searchable database of state grants -- from all state agencies -- on a single portal accessible to the public. The bill also would enable nonprofits to submit state funding applications electronically.

Authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón, this bill reflects her understanding -- as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector -- of the importance of funding access for all nonprofits. Legislators need to know that the full nonprofit community supports this bill!

Action step: Please take a moment to add your organization to the support letter by clicking here: Sign on to Support Letter.

Do you know others who want improved access to information about state grants? Share this article with them . . . we need as many voices as we can!

You can follow AB 2252's progress on our California Legislation Tracker.

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