Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: October 9, 2018 

#11

TO: Board of Supervisors

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 $9,280 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation for the purchase of equipment and supplies including a refrigerator and signage for the co-working and business accelerator space located at 404 Euclid Avenue in San Diego. 

2. Allocate $9,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Traveling Stories for the purchase of an iPad, lanyards, a canopy, carpets, chairs, and printers to provide additional services to youth in the Imperial Beach community for the StoryTent program. 

3. Allocate $10,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Pacific Arts Movement for the purchase of technological equipment and supplies including cameras, camera kits, microphones, light kits, and computers to support the REEL Voices program at Monarch School in Barrio Logan.

4. Allocate $13,620 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to GenerateHope, Inc. for the installation of roofing and security cameras at its recovery center in Bonita. These upgrades will support the safety and well-being of survivors of human trafficking. 

5. Allocate $3,600 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to assist The Bonita Historical Society with the purchase of equipment and supplies including a computer and monitor, software, lighting fixtures, scrims, and vitrines in the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center. 

6. Allocate $42,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to The Friends of San Pasqual Academy, Inc. for costs associated with construction and design upgrades to the Dragon Lounge including electrical, plumbing, wall coverings and shelving, cabinets, appliances, refrigerator, freezers, sinks, prep stations, coffee machines, and food displays.

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

8. 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.

9. Find that the grants identified in Recommendation Nos. 4 and 6 are exempt from CEQA review by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines. 

FISCAL IMPACT

The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $88,000. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Operational Plan for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650). The funding source is General Fund fund balance. There will be no change in net General Fund costs and no additional staff years.

BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT

N/A

ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT

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BACKGROUND

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) is a 501(c)(3) community-based non-profit organization whose mission, “Resident ownership of neighborhood change,” is based on the philosophy that residents must envision, drive, and own change in their community to make it meaningful and sustainable.  JCNI believes that investment in diverse businesses is critical to realizing the economic potential of communities. CONNECT ALL is a diversity-focused business accelerator based at JNCI that is designed to grow small businesses through mentoring, workshops, networking events and more. Businesses will be able to utilize the furnished, flexible co-working and office spaces within the CONNECT ALL center while accessing critical programs and services. If approved, today’s grant of $9,280 will assist the JCNI with the purchase of equipment and supplies including a refrigerator and signage for the co-working and business accelerator space located at 404 Euclid Avenue in San Diego.

Traveling Stories

Traveling Stories is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing mobile literacy programs, one-on-one reading support and motivational incentives to kids throughout San Diego County. Through their mobile StoryTent program, Traveling Stories teaches money management skills and implements creative programs that inspire kids to enjoy reading and improve their literacy skills by the 4th grade. At the StoryTents, kids pick out books that interest them and read out loud with volunteers. Traveling Stories currently serves over 3,000 local kids a year through their programs in El Cajon, City Heights, Imperial Beach, Vista and La Mesa. If approved, today’s grant of $9,000 will support the purchase of an iPad, lanyards, a canopy, carpets, chairs, and printers for the Imperial Beach StoryTents. These supplies will enable Traveling Stories to provide additional services to youth in the Imperial Beach community.

Pacific Arts Movement

As a 501(c)(3),) Pac-Arts Movement has worked to provide educational opportunities to communities through film events such as the San Diego Asian Film Festival, collaboration with youth through high school outreach and university partnerships and culturally-enriching programs that provide a holistic education. The Pac-Arts Reel Voices program is a digital storytelling program that highlights students’ unique voices while fostering creativity through the art of storytelling, serving disadvantaged students at Monarch School in Barrio Logan. If approved, today’s grant of $10,000 will assist with the purchase of equipment and supplies including cameras and camera kits, microphones, light kits, and computers.

GenerateHope, Inc.

GenerateHope, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide long-term, comprehensive housing and recovery programs to young women who have been sexually trafficked, to reintegrate them into society and provide the tools necessary to succeed in the future. Over the years, GenerateHope has operated a Home for Sex Trafficked Women, a Transitional Living House and a comprehensive Day Program including individual and group therapy. They provide education services to help young women achieve a high school diploma or GED, college preparation, exercise and recreational opportunities, and job preparedness programs. GenerateHope currently houses women in a confidential location in Bonita. If approved, today’s grant of $13,620 will assist GenerateHope with the installation of roofing and security cameras at their recovery center in Bonita. These upgrades will support the safety and well-being of survivors of human trafficking.

The Bonita Historical Society dba The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

The Bonita Historical Society dba 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. If approved, today’s grant of $3,600 will assist the Bonita Museum with the purchase of equipment and supplies including a computer and monitor, software, lighting fixtures, scrims, and vitrines in the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center.

The Friends of San Pasqual Academy, Inc.

The Friends of San Pasqual Academy, Inc. (Friends) is a non-profit organization that supports the specialized staff of the residential-educational campus at San Pasqual Academy to provide a stable and caring environment for foster youth. Through quality services, programs, and recreational opportunities, the Friends enrich the lives of foster youth who may not otherwise receive family support. The San Pasqual Academy Dragon Lounge is the location for the work readiness program available to resident foster youth of the Academy. Students gain hands-on financial management skills, entrepreneurial experience, career exploration as well as leadership and interpersonal skills. Currently, the Dragon Lounge is in need of renovations to improve the utility and the comfortability of the space for students and faculty on campus. If approved, today’s grant of $42,500 will support costs associated with construction and design upgrades to the Dragon Lounge including electrical, plumbing, wall coverings and shelving, cabinets, appliances, refrigerator, freezers, sinks, prep stations, coffee machines, and food displays.

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: 

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):

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ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: Board of Supervisors, District 1

OTHER CONCURRENCE(S):   

County Counsel

CONTACT PERSON(S):

Khea J. Pollard

(619) 531-5511

Khea.Pollard@sdcounty.ca.gov