DATE: December 11, 2018
TO: Board of Supervisors
NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM GRANTS (DISTRICT: 1)
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.
SUPERVISOR GREG COX
1. Allocate $50,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the National Christian Information Center Incorporated dba Saved in America to support the purchase of a class ‘A’ RV, electronic equipment, and an enhanced physical security system, which will enable the creation of a mobile command center.
2. Allocate $20,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego to assist in renovating the steam ferry Berkeley. Renovation efforts will repair damage related to weathering and sun exposure, splintering, rotting, warping, poor window sealing, deterioration of the rub rail, and window replacement.
3. Allocate $20,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) for essential facilities improvements, including lamination of cabinets and island surfaces in six labs and the installation of new fiberglass reinforced plastic wall surfaces in eight labs needed for the maintenance of the EIS Learning Center.
4. Allocate $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Just in Time for Foster Youth for the purchase of a vehicle for the Foster Youth’s Changing Lanes program.
5. Allocate $6,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to The Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce to fund equipment, including: a projector, webinar equipment, iPad, SR-905 signage, and a canopy.
6. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.
7. 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.
8. Find that the grants identified in Recommendation Nos. 2, 3 and 5 are exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines.
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $111,500. 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. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no additional costs.
BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT
ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT
National Christian Information Center, Incorporated dba Saved in America
Saved in America Incorporated is a non-profit organization consisting of former law enforcement officers and Navy SEALS who now serve as licensed, insured private investigators. Saved in America assists law enforcement in locating missing and runaway children. For victims of exploitation, Saved in America also assists in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy. If approved, today’s grant of $50,000 will support the purchase of a class ‘A’ RV with custom logo and paint, electronic equipment, radio repeater extender, WiFi satellite extended coverage, software, antennas, anti-piracy software for repeater and WiFi system, in addition to an enhanced physical security system. This will enable Saved in America to create a mobile command center to serve victims of human trafficking.
Maritime Museum Association of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego was incorporated as a non-profit cultural institution in 1948 to serve as the community’s repository for the San Diego region’s seafaring experience through the collection, preservation, and presentation of seafaring heritage, artifacts and vessels. If approved, today’s grant of $20,000 will support a maritime preservation project specific to the steam ferry Berkeley. The project involves replacement of the fascia on the ship’s southern superstructure, in addition to significant window replacement.
Elementary Institute of Science
For over 50 years, the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) has provided students of all racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds with the opportunity to participate in quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) enrichment experiences through after-school programs, camps, school partnership projects, and teen leadership initiatives. If approved, today’s grant of $20,000 will support facilities improvements at the EIS Learning Center, including lamination of cabinets and island surfaces in six labs and the installation of new fiberglass reinforced plastic wall surfaces in eight labs.
Just in Time for Foster Youth
Just in Time for Foster Youth assists transition-age foster youth in San Diego County in achieving self-sufficiency and well-being through programs like Changing Lanes, which empowers transition-age foster youth to become good drivers, purchase reliable transportation, and create a foundation for maintaining responsible vehicle ownership. If approved, today’s grant of $15,000 will support the one-time purchase of a reliable vehicle for Just in Time for Foster Youth’s Changing Lanes program.
The Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1987, The Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce provides San Diego business organizations with business resources and access to local and global markets. Strategically located along the international border, the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce advocates for major infrastructure projects and public education to support the needs of South County’s business community. If approved, today’s allocation of $6,500 will fund the purchase of a new projector, webinar equipment, an iPad for credit card processing, new SR-905 signage, and a canopy for events.
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.
Supervisor, First District
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WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED
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ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: Board of Supervisors, District 1