Palm Springs community encouraged to submit proposals for portion of $1 million in Measure J funds set aside for community initiated projects

PALM SPRINGS — The Measure J Commission is encouraging residents, neighborhood organizations, businesses and non-profits in Palm Springs to submit proposals in order to receive a portion of $1 million set aside for community projects to be paid for from the City’s Measure J tax dollars.

Measure J is a one-cent sales tax increase approved by Palm Springs voters in 2011 to provide a source of revenue to maintain local community services and help economically revitalize the City’s downtown core. Over the last ten years, Measure J tax dollars have helped fund a wide variety of important community projects that have transformed Palm Springs, including Citywide street paving, upgrades and renovations to the Police Department and Fire stations, restoration of historic buildings such as the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, a plethora of upgrades to parks and recreational facilities, and the construction of the new Downtown Park.

To download an application, click here. Hard copies of the application will be made available for pick up at various City locations, including City Hall, the Palm Springs Public Library, Welwood Murray Memorial Library, Demuth Park Community Center, James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, and the Leisure Center at Palm Springs Parks and Recreation. Applications are due by 6 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2021 and must be submitted via email to — or by mail, or in person to:

City of Palm Springs
Attn: Evelyn Beltran, Executive Administrative Assistant
Department of Finance & Treasury
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Applications that meet the Commission’s criteria will be considered for recommendation to the City Council for final approval.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for new and innovative community projects to come to fruition,” Mayor Christy Holstege said in a prepared statement. “My City Council colleagues and I encourage anyone interested in obtaining Measure J community funding to get creative, think out of the box, and submit proposals that will further enhance the quality of life in our city.”

For more information about Measure J funding and projects, click here.

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