Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: October 27, 2015
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM GRANTS (DISTRICT: 1)

Overview
The County of San Diego is fortunate to have an opportunity to reinvest taxpayer money into our communities for the benefit of the public. This action will assist the County in meeting the needs of the community.

Recommendations
SUPERVISOR GREG COX

  1. Allocate $3,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to The PGK Dance Project for costs associated with the printing of flyers, brochures, and ticket vouchers for The PGK Project Passport Program promoting dance access and engagement.
  2. Allocate $9,300 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to MANA de San Diego for the purchase of computer supplies and office equipment including computers, monitors, software, wireless keyboards and external hard drives, PA system, easel carrying case, wireless presenter and laptops with accessories such as a wireless mouse and laptop case.
  3. Allocate $50,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to 2-1-1 San Diego for the purchase and installation of a generator at 3860 Calle Fortunada, 92123.
  4. Allocate $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to Just in Time for Foster Youth to purchase 100 mattresses, box springs and metal frames to provide to youth participating in the My First Home program.
  5. Allocate $6,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the Chula Vista Rotary Foundation for the purchase of approximately 275 bicycles and helmets for their 37th Annual Bike Give Away.
  6. Allocate $5,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to Mission Edge San Diego to provide one-time support for the Three Wise Men Foundation including the purchase of banners, brochures, posters, t-shirts, awards and plaques, and pop-up tents for their inaugural Veteran’s Day Tribute.
  7. Allocate $2,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Military Advisory Council for costs associated with the printing and reproduction of their annual Economic Impact Study.
  8. Rescind the 5/5/2015 (10) allocation of $5,000 from the District One Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Caltrans so the funds can be allocated to other projects.
  9. Establish appropriations of $20.32 in the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) based on the return of unused portions of prior year allocations so the funds can be allocated to other projects. (4 VOTES)
  10. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.
  11. Authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute grant agreements with these organizations establishing terms for receipt of the funds described above and to make minor amendments to the agreement that are consistent with the general purpose of the grant but do not increase the grant.
  12. Find that the grant identified in recommendation number 3 is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines.

Fiscal Impact
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $91,300. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Operational Plan for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650). The funding source is General Fund fund balance. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no additional costs.

Business Impact Statement
N/A

Advisory Board Statement
N/A

Background

The PGK Dance Project
The PGK Dance Project is a dance-centered 501(c)(3) organization based in San Diego since 2002. Their mission is to ensure that world class, professional dance performances, activities and programs are affordable and available to all by utilizing an extensive network of community partnerships. The PGK Dance Passport Program is a program which provides improved economic access for low-income, underserved groups to take dance classes and attend their year-round professional dance performances. Today’s grant, if awarded, will support the program by assisting with the printing of ticket vouchers, program brochures, and flyers to be distributed throughout Sherman Heights, Chollas View, Imperial Beach and other communities within their network. This program will help make quality dance accessible to underserved groups with limited access to the arts.

MANA de San Diego
MANA de San Diego is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering Latinas through education, leadership development, community service, and advocacy. The San Diego chapter is the largest with a local membership totaling nearly 700 participants. MANA de San Diego provides mentorship and scholarship programs, health fairs, conferences and educational seminars to the Latina community. Today’s grant, if awarded, will help MANA de San Diego purchase computer supplies and office equipment including computers, monitors, software, wireless keyboard and external hard drives, PA system, easel carrying case, wireless presenter and laptops with accessories such as a wireless mouse and laptop case.

2-1-1 San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego is a non-profit organization serving the entire population of San Diego County. 2-1-1 is the resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and searchable online database. Last year alone, 2-1-1 San Diego made more than 400,000 calls connecting people to resources such as Medi-Cal, CalFresh, Healthy Families, Utility Assistance, and Patient Pharmacy Assistance. In times of disaster, 2-1-1 is a critical partner to the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services (OES), providing public information to the community and rumor control and trend analysis to County officials, reporting community needs, and acting as the central communications point for other community agencies. In order to increase organizational capacity, 2-1-1 is moving to a new facility and is in need of a new generator to match the demand of their operations and ensure continuous disaster response functionality. Today’s grant, if awarded, will support the purchase and installation of a generator at 3860 Calle Fortunada, 92123.

Just in Time for Foster Youth 
Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) engages a caring community to help transitioning foster youth ages 18-26 achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. JIT currently offers seven programs that focus on serving San Diego County’s transitioning foster youth to help them on their path to self-sufficiency, one of which is the My First Home program. This year, JIT will ensure that foster children transitioning from foster care into their first homes will receive beds. With this grant, JIT will purchase 100 mattresses, box springs and metal frames to provide to youth participating in the My First Home program to help them transition into the next phase of their lives.

Chula Vista Rotary Foundation
The Chula Vista Rotary Foundation has been an active part of the South Bay community for over 75 years. The Rotary Foundation is dedicated to providing service to others, promoting high ethical standards, and advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Every year the Rotary Club partners with other community organizations to assemble and distribute bicycles and bike helmets for youth in the South Bay. Bicycling is a recreational activity that promotes active lifestyles and improves health. Today’s grant, if awarded, will assist with the purchase of bikes and helmets for the 2015 December Bike Giveaway and extend the benefits of bicycling to deserving youth.

San Diego Military Advisory Council
The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation whose mission is to facilitate and advance the partnership between the military, elected officials, civic leaders and the business community in order to enhance the understanding of the military’s many contributions to the San Diego region. The annual SDMAC Economic Impact Study documents the current impact of the Military’s presence in San Diego including jobs, income and output while exploring the future role of national security spending. Today’s grant, if awarded, will assist SDMAC with the printing and reproduction costs of the study.

Mission Edge San Diego 
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Mission Edge San Diego supports the non-profit community with the infrastructure necessary to accomplish their mission. They offer comprehensive solutions in finance, operations, human resources and information management to help non-profits scale with maximum efficiency. Mission Edge San Diego is assisting the Three Wise Men non-profit organization and has agreed to serve as the fiduciary agent for this grant.

The Three Wise Men is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating resources and awareness around the issues veterans face during their transition from service to civilian life. The organization is named after three military veterans, two of which lost their lives while serving. Proceeds raised by the organization go toward providing training, mentoring, transition space and support services.

Today’s grant, if awarded, will provide one-time support for the Three Wise Men Foundation including the purchase of banners, brochures, posters, t-shirts, awards and plaques, and pop-up tents for their inaugural Veteran’s Day Tribute.

Caltrans
The grant allocated to Caltrans on May 5, 2015 for the preliminary review for the Sate Routh 94 and Millar Parking Highway widening grant project is being rescinded because the organization is no longer able to execute the grant agreement as originally planned. Approving recommendation #9 will rescind the grant so that funds can be allocated to other projects. The County and Caltrans did not enter into an agreement.

Linkage to the County of San Diego Strategic Plan
These grants provide an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors to assist worthy organizations that promote the County’s vision of a region that is safe, healthy, and thriving.

Respectfully submitted,

 

GREG COX
Supervisor, First District

 

AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET

REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: [X] Yes [] No

WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED [ ] Yes [X ] No

PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS: Episcopal Community Services original allocation of $32,410, $20.32 returned 6/09/15(20).

BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE: Policy B-72

BOARD POLICY STATEMENTS: N/A

MANDATORY COMPLIANCE: N/A

ORACLE AWARD NUMBER(S) AND CONTRACT AND/OR REQUISITION NUMBER(S): N/A

ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: District 1, Board of Supervisors

OTHER CONCURRENCE(S): N/A

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