The Oakland City Council approved $480,000 in fiscal year 2020-21 grants to Oakland-based nonprofit organizations and individual artists through the City’s Cultural Funding Program, Neighborhood Voices (VOICES). The arts grants range from $7,000 for individual artist projects to $20,000 for organization projects and have been awarded to 37 recipients.
Economic & Workforce Development
The Economic & Workforce Development Department works to bring about a vibrant, innovative, globally competitive economy in Oakland. Our mission is to increase investment in Oakland in a way that contributes to the growth of the City’s economy, fosters fiscal sustainability, expands job opportunities for all Oakland residents, and enhances the City’s sense of place and quality of life.
From May 2 to 8, 2021, Oakland will celebrate Small Business Week with more than a dozen webinars, virtual events and other activities for small business owners and entrepreneurs. See the full schedule and registration links at www.oaklandca.gov/SBW.
Application Launch Coincides with National Poetry Month