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Discretionary Funding

We support organizations within the Fourth District that are providing excellent services to our residents. Each request must meet a social need of the residents of our County. Examples of social needs include arts, health, law enforcement, public safety, rehabilitation, welfare, education, legal services, and disability services.

Funding Guidelines

  • Ideally, the agency seeking funding is physically located within the Fourth District. All funding requests must serve the Fourth District residents.
  • Grants should support direct services or community events. For example, a grant could provide hygiene kits to the homeless, educational tutoring for students or a concert series in the park.
  • Discretionary grants cannot be used for political campaigns, religious or purely private purposes or activities.
  • If the agency has received any discretionary funding in the past, the agency must be current on final reports. We will not approve a new request until all final reports are reconciled.
  • The agency agrees to follow the terms of the contract, which includes using the money for the designated purpose and agrees to submit a final report by the end of the contract period.
  • Funding in a particular calendar year does not guarantee funding in future years.
  • Click HERE to review Board Policy. 4.090 (Social Programs)

Application Process

Please submit all applications for funding using the

online application. Supportive documentation will be uploaded at the time of the application. Please have the following ready at the time of application:


  1. A formal letter, addressed to Supervisor Hahn, outlining the request for funding. The letter must include the requested amount, description of how funds will be used, the number of people it will serve, and a description of the agency’s community engagement.
  2. For requests larger than $2,500, please submit a line item budget for funding request.
  3. Agency mission statement.

We look forward to partnering with you to serve our Fourth District communities.

Apply Today!

Discretionary applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact: For questions, please contact Daritza Gonzalez, our Assistant Operations Deputy in the downtown office at (213) 974-4444 or email her at DGonzalez@bos.lacounty.gov