Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: May 5, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBJECT: Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Grants

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)

CHAIRMAN GREG COX

1. Allocate $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the RISE Urban Leadership Institute of San Diego to work with Youth Will to organize and create a team of Emergency Resource Ambassadors to proactively reach out to youth in underserved communities and connect them with information and resources needed during this COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Allocate $40,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of its San Diego campus, for the development of the San Diego Mothers’ Milk Bank, to acquire milk processing and storage equipment, and to develop a Mothers’ Milk App and milk lab clean room.

3. Allocate $36,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Historical Society to support the production of a Centennial of Lincoln Acres History book project including the manuscript and editorial work, design and layout, printing and binding of 500 hard-bound copies, and its related archival photo licensing fees, as well as to support the historical center’s collections and other archival efforts.

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

5. 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. 

6. Find that the grants identified in Recommendation No. 2 is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines. 

7. Waive Board Policy B-72 to allow for allocation of Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds to the RISE Urban Leadership of San Diego, to allow for the payment of operation expenses to Youth Will for delivery of services for needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Waive Board Policy B-72 to allow for allocation of Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds to the San Diego Historical Society, to allow for the payment of operation and production expenses so the organization can deliver a historical resource to the public.

FISCAL IMPACT

The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $91,000. 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

N/A

ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT

N/A

BACKGROUND

RISE Urban Leadership Institute of San Diego

The mission of the RISE Urban Leadership Institute of San Diego is to elevate and advance urban leadership through dialogue-based civic engagement, dynamic nonprofit partnerships, and direct training and support to increase the capacity of urban residents to effect meaningful community change. While COVID-19 has a disproportionate health impact on the elderly population, the youth population has also been impacted with unprecedented challenges. The RISE Urban Leadership Institute has a strong track record of training and empowering youth to make a difference in underserved and historically marginalized communities. Through their partnership with Youth Will, they will proactively reach out to the youth community to better facilitate access to information and resources and determine other needs they may have during this crisis. If approved, today’s grant of $15,000 will go toward the creation of a Youth Will Emergency Resource Ambassador Program to reach out to approximately 2,500 youth and connect them with resources needed during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The Regents of the University of California

The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of its San Diego campus, are supporting the San Diego Mothers’ Milk Bank operated by UC San Diego Health. In partnering with the San Diego Blood Bank, they are working to create a local source of mothers’ milk to help fragile infants get the nutrients they need to fully develop. Currently, our region relies on a single Northern California source and limited out-of-state sources, which make it a challenge to have milk available to infants in our region. Today’s action, if approved, would allocate $40,000 for the development of the San Diego Mothers’ Milk Bank, to acquire milk processing and storage equipment and develop a Mothers’ Milk App and milk lab clean room.

San Diego Historical Society 

The San Diego Historical Society is one of the oldest and largest historical organizations on the West Coast that was established in 1928. The Center holds a collection of 45 million documents and records, 2.5 million historic photographs, and several thousand other items such as historic objects, artifacts and oral histories. If approved, today’s grant of $36,000 will go toward the production of a Centennial of Lincoln Acres History book project that includes manuscript and editorial work, design and layout, printing and binding, and its related licensing fees. It will also support the center’s collections and other archival efforts in our region.

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

Chairman

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:

Board 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: Board of Supervisors, District 1

OTHER CONCURRENCE(S):   

County Counsel

CONTACT PERSON(S):

Genevieve Fong

(619) 531-5511

 Genevieve.Fong@sdcounty.ca.gov