DATE: December 10, 2019
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: 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.
VICE-CHAIRMAN GREG COX
1. Allocate $50,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to South Bay Pioneers to re-roof five transitional sober living program apartment buildings.
2. Allocate $36,360 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Just in Time for Foster Youth’s “My First Home” program for the acquisition of beds, with their accessories, for transition-aged foster youth.
3. Amend the purpose of the 12/11/2018 (32) Neighborhood Reinvestment Program allocation of $15,000 to Just in Time for Foster Youth to include expenses related to upgrading their website to improve the online experience, information delivery and facilitate youth recruitment and applications. Authorize the Chief Financial Officer to amend the grant agreement accordingly.
4. Allocate $26,678 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego to replace the roof of the gym at the Bob Payne Family Branch in National City.
5. Allocate $25,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Bonita Historical Society for the acquisition of a public art horse sculpture to welcome museum visitors at the front entrance.
6. Allocate $20,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego for preservation efforts of the H.M.S. Surprise, an 18th century replica British frigate, which requires re-decking and re-planking.
7. Allocate $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Crime Commission to purchase t-shirts and gift cards for the Annual “Shop with a Cop” event.
8. Allocate $10,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Ocean Discovery Institute for the acquisition of a multi-passenger van to support off-site scientific and environmental educational programming for program participants.
9. Allocate $7,499 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Center for Community Solutions for the acquisition of prepaid emergency cell phones for the safety and privacy of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
10. Find that the grant awards described above each have a public purpose.
11. Authorize the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer to execute grant agreements with the organizations awarded Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds to establish terms for receipt of the funds and 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, 4, and 6 exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines.
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $190,537. Funds for these requests are included in the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Operational Plan for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650). The funding source is General Purpose Revenue. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no additional costs.
BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT
ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT
South Bay Pioneers
The South Bay Pioneers is dedicated to providing a safe, structured, residential environment that allows for their residents to recover from alcoholism and substance abuse. Since 1961, they have served Chula Vista and outlying San Diego areas by creating a strong recovery community. Their facilities are typically at 100 percent occupancy. Today’s action, if approved, would allocate $50,000 to re-roof five transitional sober living program apartment buildings.
Just in Time for Foster Youth
Just in Time for Foster Youth was founded as an organization committed to aiding transition-aged foster youth who lack the aid of an adult. Since 2006, it has since broadened to assist foster youth in all aspects of life. Services such as College Bound for youth going to both undergraduate and graduate institutions and Bridges to Success for professional development have created a community for those without a family. My First Home assists foster youth who are transitioning out of foster care and are moving into their first home. The apartments, which are sponsored by Just in Time for Foster Youth, are fully furnished.
There are two actions today related to Just in Time for Foster Youth. Recommendation 2, if approved, would allocate $36,360 to their My First Home program to assist in the acquisition of beds for these youth.
Recommendation 3, if approved, would amend the purpose of the 12/11/2018(32) Neighborhood) Neighborhood Reinvestment Program allocation of $15,000 to Just in Time for Foster Youth to include expenses related to upgrading their website to improve the online experience, information delivery, provide enhanced tracking of services and resources, and facilitate youth recruitment. The previous grant purpose included the purchase of a vehicle for the Foster Youth’s Changing Lanes program and is no longer needed.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego helps children achieve academic success and healthy lifestyle choices. Since 2018, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego has served nearly 27,267 children, provided 294,245 meals and snacks and has an average daily attendance of 1,490 during the summer months. 65% of all children attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego fall at or below the poverty line, meaning that these services are vital to these communities. Today’s action, if approved, would allocate $26,678 for the replacement of the Bob Payne Branch gym roof in National City.
Bonita Historical Society
The Bonita Historical Society is an organization committed to the preservation and rich history of Bonita. Through its citizen historians, many artifacts of the Sweetwater Valley have been preserved and placed on display for residents to grow an appreciation for their community. The museum undoubtedly adds to the personality of Bonita and provides a great service to the community. Today’s action, if approved, will provide $25,000 for the creation of a horse statue to welcome visitors at the entrance of the museum. This statue would be a community landmark and symbol of the equestrian and ranching history of Bonita.
Maritime Museum Association of San Diego
The Maritime Museum Association of San Diego maintains various historic ships docked on San Diego Bay that have historic connections with the Pacific world. The museum collects, preserves, and presents our rich maritime heritage and historic connections in a unique and educational way. Today’s action, if approved, will provide $20,000 to support preservation efforts of the H.M.S. Surprise, an 18th century replica British frigate, which requires re-decking and re-planking.
San Diego Crime Commission
The San Diego Crime Commission is an organization committed to raising public awareness about the impact of crime on communities, finding solutions to problems in the criminal justice system and to educating the public about law enforcement. Their Annual Shop-With-A-Cop event will pair over 325 less fortunate and at-risk youth from throughout San Diego County with hundreds of volunteer police officers in a joyful holiday celebration. The purpose of the event is to expose these impressionable young people to positive experiences with uniformed law enforcement personnel. Through this event, which includes holiday shopping at a local Target store with a volunteer officer, law enforcement can promote stronger public relations and be a positive influence in young people’s lives. Today’s action, if approved, will provide $15,000 towards the purchase of event t-shirts and $150 gift cards, which will be distributed to children at the event and used to purchase clothing, school supplies and educational materials.
Ocean Discovery Institute
The Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI) uses science as an empowerment tool for young people in underserved urban communities. ODI reaches nearly 6,000 students in San Diego to enhance their science curriculum. In communities where less than 10% of low-income first-generation college students earn a degree, 70% of those who participated in ODI earn a college degree within six years. The program has inspired students from the Institute to commit to fields such as environmental consulting, teaching, marine biology, and public policy, and give back to the community that nurtured them, but transportation continues to be a challenge for program participants. Today’s action, if approved, would provide $10,000 for the purchase of a multi-passenger van to shuttle students to off-site locations for scientific research.
Center for Community Solutions
Since 1969, the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) has helped adults and children heal from and prevent sexual violence. CCS operates the only rape crisis center in the City of San Diego along with a countywide 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline and provides emergency shelters, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as legal counseling services. They partner with community groups, schools, and law enforcement to implement prevention programs and protect those who are vulnerable. Today’s action, if approved, would provide $7,499 for the acquisition of prepaid emergency cell phones for the safety and privacy of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
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.
AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET
REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: ☐ Yes ☒ No
WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED
☐ Yes ☒ No
PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS:
Neighborhood Reinvestment Program allocation of $15,000 to Just in Time for Foster Youth, 12/11/2018 (32) for the purchase of a vehicle for the Foster Youth’s Changing Lanes program.
BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE:
Board Policy B-72
BOARD POLICY STATEMENTS:
ORACLE AWARD NUMBER(S) AND CONTRACT AND/OR REQUISITION NUMBER(S):
ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: Board of Supervisors, District 1