TULARE COUNTY – A dozen non-profits whose mission is to improve the quality of life for Tulare County youth received a total of $100,000 from the board of supervisors last week.
The organizations awarded funding were: Family Services of Tulare County, $10,000; Pesticide Action Network of North America for the El Quinto Sol de America, $10,000; Community Services Employment Training (CSET), $10,000; Grandma’s House, $10,000; Arts Visalia, $5,000; Christ Lutheran Church CLIP Arts Program, $10,000; Proteus, Inc., $5,000; Act for Women and Girls, $5,000; Mending Fences, $5,000; America Youth Soccer Organization, $5,000; Self Help Enterprises, $10,000.
One grant was pulled from the list by staff. Ferrero said the $10,000 grant to the Tulare County Symphony League was pulled because county staff is still working on finalizing some details of the funding. That item will return to the consent calendar of a future meeting.
The grant applications were made available to non-profits in March during a grant workshop. The deadline to submit applications was March 23, 2018. The applications were reviewed by the Tulare County Youth Commission which then makes recommendations to the board of supervisors. When the commission was formed in 2008, the supervisors allocated $100,000 from the General Fund to be awarded up to $20,000 in each of the five supervisorial districts as part of the Step Up Youth Activities program. Grants are typically awarded in $5,000 and $10,000 amounts.