Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: June 27, 2017

#7

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBJECT:

NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM GRANTS (DISTRICTS: 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.

RECOMMENDATION(S)

SUPERVISOR GREG COX

1. Allocate $12,297 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the County Department of Parks and Recreation for Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Visitor Center Improvements.

2. Transfer appropriations of $12,297 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650), Services and Supplies, to Contributions to Capital Outlay Fund, Operating Transfer Out, for the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Visitor Center Improvements Project.

3. Establish appropriations of $12,297 in the Capital Outlay Fund for the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Visitor Center Improvements Project to provide funds for new flooring and interior improvements based on an Operating Transfer In from the General Fund. (4 VOTES)

4. Allocate $16,912 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Otay Mesa- Nestor Community Association for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the National Night Out Crime Prevention and Resource Fair including marketing materials, signage equipment and supplies, printing, banners, flyers, postage, decorations, and graffiti abatement supplies such as paint sprayers, paint, brushes, rollers, and gloves.

5. Allocate $19,915 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the The Bonita Historical Society dba Bonita Museum and Cultural Center for the purchase and installation of sound baffles in the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center located at 4355 Bonita Road in Bonita. 

6. Allocate $3,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Labrats San Diego dba LabRats Science Education Project for the purchase of building materials including lumber, bolts, axil and framing for the South Bay Pumpkin Smash.

7. Allocate $39,287 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Outdoor Outreach for the purchase of an eight-passenger van and vehicle wraps. 

8. Allocate $15,180 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Partnerships with Industry for the purchase of iPads and keyboard cases. 

9. Allocate $42,279 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County for costs associated with website development and design, LED signs for clubhouses, vehicle wraps, and registration software. 

10. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose. 

11. Authorize the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Auditor and Controller to execute grant agreements with the organizations awarded Neighborhood Reinvestment funds establishing terms for receipt of the funds and to make minor amendments to the agreements that are consistent with the general purpose of the grants but do not increase the grants.

12. Find that the grants identified in Recommendation Nos. 1, 5 and 9 are 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 $149,370. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 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

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ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT

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BACKGROUND

Otay Mesa- Nestor Community Association 

Otay Mesa- Nestor Community Association (OMNCA) is a 501(c)(3) grassroots  organization founded as volunteer stewards of the Otay Mesa – Nestor communities. Since 2008, OMNCA has sustained programing for beautification of the community through graffiti removal while facilitating strong ties between law enforcement and community membership. OMNCA hosts community events such as National Night Out (NNO) Crime Prevention and Resource and organizes the Graffiti Abatement Committee of Residents (GACR) to improve public safety through collaboration and communication between multiple stakeholders. If approved, today’s grant of $16,912 will assist OMNCA with the purchase of equipment and supplies for the NNO Crime Prevention and Resource Fair including marketing materials, signage equipment and supplies, printing, banners, flyers, postage, decorations, and graffiti abatement supplies such as paint sprayers, paint, brushes, rollers, and gloves.

The Bonita Historical Society dba The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center (Bonita Museum) is a nonprofit organization originally established in 1987 as part of annual Bonitafest community celebration. In 2003, the Fire Board of Bonita- Sunnyside Fire Protection District made the old firehouse available for use by the Bonita Museum. In November of 2005 the community and the County celebrated the completion of the new Bonita-Sunnyside Library and adjacent museum buildings. The Bonita Museum displays photographs of South Bay, memorabilia from past Bonitafests, the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Department, and the dairy industry. Currently, inadequate sound buffer installations in the Bonita Museum’s meeting rooms prevent community groups from effectively utilizing the space. If approved, today’s grant of $19, 915 will assist with the purchase and installation of sound baffles in the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center located at 4355 Bonita Road in Bonita. This upgrade will enable the Museum to effectively utilize meeting space for lectures, meetings and activities for museum staff and the community. 

Labrats San Diego dba LabRats Science Education Project 

LabRats Science Education Program (LabRats) is a 501(c)(3) education non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of youth to love learning about science and technology. LabRats strives to teach students about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. LabRats supplements students’ classroom education by holding events that directly tie to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.  If approved, today’s grant of $3,500 will assist with the purchasing of building materials including lumber, bolts, axil and framing for the South Bay Pumpkin Smash—a Renaissance- themed event which challenges young people to design, build, and test a catapult, trebuchet, or similar medieval device to throw a pumpkin with distance and accuracy using STEM principles. 

Outdoor Outreach

Outdoor Outreach is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for at-risk and underprivileged youth to gain confidence and improve self-esteem through participation in outdoor activities. Outdoor Outreach programs support underserved youth in San Diego County who are at risk for school dropout, substance abuse, violence and unintended pregnancy. They are the only agency in San Diego, and one of just a few in the country, that utilizes outdoor physical experiences to provide youth with the support, relationships, resources and opportunities they need to become successful adults.  To date, Outdoor Outreach has served over 10,500 underserved youth through its programs. If awarded, today’s grant of $39,287 will assist with the purchase of an eight-passenger van and vehicle wraps to expand programming for youth from urban communities.

Partnerships with Industry

Partnerships With Industry (PWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goal is to provide adults with an intellectual, developmental or other disability the opportunity to reach their potential and realize their dream of community employment and independence. PWI connects people with jobs at industry partner locations that provide them with self-esteem, income, purpose, and connections.  Thus far, PWI has helped over 12,500 individuals find meaningful employment and increased self-sufficiency.  PWI is in need of remote technology in order to improve their operations and transition to an environmentally friendly organization.  Today’s grant, if approved, will provide PWI $15,180 for the purchase of iPads and keyboard cases for staff.

Boys & Girls Clubs of South County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of South County is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that our communities’ disadvantaged youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures. Since its inception, the Club has grown from serving youth at a single site to now serving youth at 17 different program sites throughout the communities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and San Ysidro, serving over 1,800 youth each day. In order to better market programs to youth and families and increase capacity, the Club is seeking $42,279 for costs associated with website development and design, LED signs for clubhouses, vehicle wraps, and registration software. If approved, this grant of $42,279 will kick-start the Club’s expansion efforts in South County and increase the overall number of youth served in years to come. 

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

ATTACHMENT(S)

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AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET

REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: ☒ Yes ☐ No

WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED

☐ Yes ☒ No

PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS: 

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BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE:

Policy B-72

BOARD POLICY STATEMENTS:

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MANDATORY COMPLIANCE:

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

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ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: Board of Supervisors, District 1

OTHER CONCURRENCE(S):   

County Counsel Review

CONTACT PERSON(S):

Khea J. Pollard

Name

(619) 531-5511

Phone

Khea.pollard@sdcounty.ca.gov

E-mail