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City Supports Community Health and Wellbeing Programs

Post Date:08/22/2019

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved the 2019-2020 Grants-in-Aid (GIA) funding allocations of $150,000 in support of 26 programs recommended by the Human Relations Commission (HRC) at its meeting on Tuesday, August 20.

The approved disbursement included an additional $10,000, as a result of the recently-adopted 2019-2021 Financial Plan. 

Among the causes supported, the City approved grants for the following:

  • Nutrition: $12,000 to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County for fresh produce and no-cook bags; $9,000 to Senior Nutrition Program of SLO County for Meals that Connect senior nutrition program
  • Educational Programs: $3,000 to One Cool Earth for the school garden education program
  • Homelessness Prevention: $5,400 to the Access Support Network (ASN) for its homeless prevention and supportive housing program; $9,000 to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. (CAPSLO) for homeless prevention and stable housing program; $13,000 to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing for homeless prevention and housing for special needs groups; $4,200 to Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) for Homeless Outreach library project 

The City’s GIA program, overseen by the HRC, provides financial support to non-profit organizations that promote the economic and social wellbeing of the citizens of San Luis Obispo. The HRC reviewed grant funding requests from 31 agencies requesting funding for 32 different programs and recommended supporting 26 of the programs, with grants ranging from $1,000 to $13,000. 

More information on the 2019-2020 GIA funding can be found on the City’s website, HRC Grants-in-Aid.

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