2018 SBF Notice of Funds Available (NOFA)

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RELEASED:  Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 12:10 p.m.

SBF Public Meeting for all applications that were submitted:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 starting at 2:00 PM has been rescheduled to, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 starting at 1:00 PM in the City of Oroville Council Chambers,  1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville, CA 95966 

A determination was made on, July 25, 2018, by the SBF Steering Committee that $2,530,000 would be made available and offered through the 2018 Notice of Funds Available (“NOFA”).  On, August 27, 2018 the SBF Steering Committee approved the release of funds to be effective Thursday, September 6, 2018. The SBF Steering Committee’s approval provided that funds be offered in the following categories which is consistent to those approved in the Regional Fund Strategic Plan (“RFSP”).

  • Marketing/Community Benefit Fund:  $230,000.00
  • Project Fund:  $2,070,000.00
  • Revolving Loan Fund: $230,000.00

Please select from the following for complete information about each category and an interactive application form.

2018 NOFA Legal Announcement

2018 NOFA Guidelines

2018 NOFA Flowchart

2018 NOFA Workshop


Please note it is important to follow all guidelines.  Questions may be directed to the SBF Program Specialist at or (530) 538-2518




The SBF received three applications for the Marketing Community Benefit Fund and seven for the Project Fund. All thirteen applicants were invited to present at the January 16th & 23rd, 2019 SBF Special Meeting. The following NOFA applications were approved.


Marketing Community Benefit Fund:

Birdcage Theatre $25,000

Upstate Community Enhancement Foundation $25,000

Oroville Downtown Business Association $41,500


Project Fund:

Feather River Recreation & Park District -Brad Freeman Trail $260,760

Feather River Recreation & Park District -Thermalito Family Center at Nelson Pool $750,000

S.T.A.G.E. $638,500 & $375,000

Oroville Veterans Memorial Park $92,098

Feather River Center $300,000