County Awards Grants to Benefit Region
Author: Administrative Office
8/20/2020 1:51:37 PM
The County awarded 74 organizations with $1.6 million in grant funding to benefit the community.
On Tuesday, the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors awarded 74 organizations with $1.6 million in grant funding to benefit the community.
Every year, the County considers offering grant funding to various community-based organizations that support community health and well-being, as well as some ongoing projects and services.
On June 16, 2020, the County Board of Supervisors adopted an overall FY 2020-21 Governmental Budget of $658 million, which included a budget for grants to outside agencies of about $1.6 million of General Fund Support and Tobacco Tax Settlement dollars, which is available to local nonprofit organizations and public agencies through a competitive application process.
For the current fiscal year, 74 organizations from around the region applied for Community Based Organizations and Preventative Health funding and requested about $2.2 million and four applications were received for Other Agency Requests for a total of $120,000. Staff recommended $1.6 million in financial support, of which $19,703 remained for the Board to allocate at its discretion.
On Tuesday, the Board approved the allocation of additional financial support to the following nonprofit organizations:
- $5,000 to the Children’s Resource Network of the Central Coast, which provides a free direct support of clothing and other supplies to the youth in the region (for a total of $17,500 in grant funding).
- $10,000 to the North County Connection, which provides a free, confidential and treatment for addition and recovery (for a total of $30,000 in grant funding).
A complete list of grant awards for Community Based Organizations, Preventative Health, and Other Agency Requests can be found on the County’s website.