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Community-based Organization and Preventative Health Grants

County Awards Grants to Benefit Region

Author: Administrative Office
Date: 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.