Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: December 15, 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 $40,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Central Commercial District Revitalization Corporation for the purchase of a truck, water wagon, banners and trees.
  2. Allocate $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to The Urban League to provide one-time support to the Community Assistance Support Team (CAST) for the purchase of equipment and supplies including tablets, mobile printers, ID Badge machine, projectors and screens, jackets and t-shirts, logo design, website design, computer software, printer paper and highlighters, ink cartridges, presentation easel, flip charts, Bluetooth hardware, mobile printers, canopy, portable tables and cloths, chairs, logo portfolio pads, recorder, microphone and speaker, first aid kits, pens, megaphones, two-way radios, television, television camera, telephones, 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 $20,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to ElderHelp of San Diego for the purchase of supplies and equipment including computers and monitors, tablets, printers, laptops and iPads, envelopes, letterhead, business cards, brochures, post cards, desks and website design and development.
  4. Allocate $10,650 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to Mandate Project Impact, Inc. for the purchase of a MacBook computer & software, midi controller, microphone and audio equipment for their youth Mentorship/Internship Program.
  5. Allocate $12,072 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Young Artists Music Academy for equipment and supplies for the youth snack bar including an ice cream dipping cabinet, cheese dispenser, refrigerated merchandiser, hot dog broiler and bun warmer, microwave, paint supplies, folding table and sink.
  6. Allocate $250,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to The YMCA of San Diego County for capital improvements that will include a new gymnasium, wellness center, community multipurpose room, teen center, child watch center and playground, and other amenities at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA located at 151 YMCA Way in San Diego.
  7. Allocate $52,484 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Living Coast Discovery Center for a utility vehicle for exhibit and grounds maintenance, facilities upgrades, upgrades and repairs to educational exhibits and air conditioning for multipurpose room and offices at 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive in Chula Vista.
  8. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.
  9. 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.

Fiscal Impact
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $400,206. 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 Central Commercial District Revitalization Corporation 
The Central Commercial District Revitalization Corporation (CCDRC) is a 501(c)3 organization that provides public rights of way cleaning, graffiti removal, safety enhancement and beautification within the Maintenance Assessment District for the City of San Diego. Changes planned for the communities that the CCDRC serves encourages economic development, affordable housing, public recreation areas, better street lighting, training and jobs facilities. Today’s grant will enable CCDRC to purchase a truck, water wagon, banners and trees. These enhancements will bolster community pride and support a positive perception of the District and surrounding areas.

The Urban League of San Diego County
The Urban League of San Diego County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has provided social services to communities since 1953, focusing on the four pillars of healthy living: housing, education, jobs and health. Their selection of comprehensive programs and services in financial literacy, leadership and civic engagement, youth development and mentorship, give community members tools to achieve self-sufficiency. The Urban League of San Diego is assisting the Community Assistance Support Team (CAST) and has agreed to serve as the fiduciary agent for this grant.

CAST is a mobile violence response team created in 2012 that has impacted over 3,500 residents and 250 former and active gang members since its inception. In collaboration with three San Diego Police Divisions, Gang Suppression Unit police officials and the San Diego Compassion Project, the CAST response team is equipped with an exceptional understanding of gang issues and effective strategies to address gang violence. As a result, CAST has developed a comprehensive strategy to change the culture in vulnerable neighborhoods afflicted by violence which includes a gang intervention approach that incorporates easier access to services for families and individuals.

Today’s grant, if awarded, will provide one-time support for CAST to assist with the purchase of equipment and supplies including tablets, mobile printers, ID Badge machine, projectors and screens, jackets and t-shirts, logo design, website design, computer software, printer paper and highlighters, ink cartridges, presentation easel, flip charts, Bluetooth hardware, mobile printers, canopy, portable tables and cloths, chairs, logo portfolio pads, recorder, microphone and speaker, first aid kits, pens, megaphones, two-way radios, television, television camera, telephones, 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. These items will help improve the 24 hour mobilization efforts, accommodate new requests for training services and expand operations throughout San Diego County.

ElderHelp of San Diego 
ElderHelp of San Diego is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing physical and mental health support through socialization, recreation activities, care coordination and improved access to healthcare for over 205,000 seniors in need. Many of the seniors ElderHelp supports are low-income populations with little to no means of transportation to travel and receive services from free-standing agencies. The organization’s primary goal is to help older adults remain in their homes while improving their quality of life and reducing the likelihood of major health crises. Today’s grant will assist ElderHelp of San Diego with costs associated with the purchase of computers and monitors, tablets, printers, laptops and iPads, envelopes, letterhead, business cards, brochures, post cards, desks, website design and development.

Mandate Project Impact, Inc.
Mandate Project Impact, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization established as the teaching and charitable organization for M.A.N.D.A.T.E Records Inc., a record label with over 20 years of experience developing music artists, providing artist management, music production and major event performance opportunities to youth and young adults in underserved urban communities. Some of the events supported by Mandate Project Impact, Inc. include the Jazz at the Creek concert series, Bayside Gospel Concert aboard the Midway and their Mentorship/Internship Program. Approximately 50 high-potential youth and young adults from urban communities are anticipated to participate in their Mentorship/Internship Program which will immerse them in constructive learning and social activity while increasing their knowledge of the music industry and experience. Today’s grant, if awarded, will allow Mandate Project Impact, Inc. to purchase necessary equipment and software including MacBook computers, midi controller, microphone and audio equipment. These enhancements will allow Mandate Project Impact, Inc. to effectively build capacity for their program and provide the highest quality learning experience to participants.

San Diego Young Artists Music Academy
The San Diego Young Artist Music Academy (YAMA) was founded in 1998 as an independent non-profit organization that provides after-school programming for disadvantaged youth in Southeastern San Diego. Yama provides professional music mentoring at low or no cost in choral, instrumental and dance to students ages 7-18 as a positive alternative to gangs, drugs and violence. Over the past 17 years, YAMA’s music programs have served more than 3,000 youth in need of after-school care and music education. Today’s grant will allow YAMA to upgrade and replace the aging equipment for their youth snack bar including an ice cream dipping cabinet, cheese dispenser, refrigerated merchandiser, hot dog broiler and bun warmer, microwave, paint supplies, folding table and sink.

YMCA of San Diego County - Jackie Robinson YMCA
As the longest lasting and largest youth and family services organization in San Diego County, YMCA of San Diego County oversees a number of camps, developmental programs, service projects, swimming pools, and YMCA facilities throughout San Diego County. One of the longest lasting facilities that the YMCA of San Diego County oversees in our region is the Jackie Robinson YMCA, located in Southeastern San Diego.

For more than 60 years, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA has been a place to belong for families. Now serving more than 25,000 individual families annually, they provide youth development, healthy living, educational, recreational and sports programs to communities that lack sufficient resources. Their programs seek to address the severe lack of health and fitness opportunities available to families in the region, many of which are low-income. The YMCA is constantly challenged to increase the stability and influence of the family, to help kids develop values in a complex world, and to make sure all kids attend, behave and succeed in school.

To meet the growing physical, educational and social needs of the Southeastern San Diego communities, the YMCA of San Diego County has embarked on a capital campaign to rebuild, expand and upgrade the Jackie Robinson YMCA facility. The planned 44,000 square foot facility will house a new gymnasium, wellness center, community multipurpose room, teen center, childcare center and playground, and many more amenities that will significantly improve the health and well-being of children and families. The total cost of the project is $18,352,000. Today’s grant will assist the YMCA with capital improvements to the facilities located at 151 YMCA Way in San Diego.

Living Coast Discovery Center
The Living Coast Discovery Center is a non-profit corporation that provides environmental programs and exhibits on a multitude of educational topics. Located at the water’s edge in the City of Chula Vista at 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, more than 75,000 visitors have had the chance to observe habitat displays and experience the native plants and animals that are found in the bay environment. Today’s grant, if approved, will provide the Discovery Center with $52,484 to upgrade facilities and exhibits, purchase air conditioning units and a utility vehicle for continued grounds maintenance. These funds will help the Living Coast Discovery Center provide the highest quality educational experience for all visitors.

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: [] Yes [X] No

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

PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS:

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

CONTACT PERSON(S): Khea Pollard, (619) 531-5511, khea.pollard@sdcounty.ca.gov