Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Parks Commission awards grants

The Suisun City Parks and Recreation Commission recently awarded the City's first Quality of Life Grants totaling $21,000 for youth-serving non-profit organizations.

The funds were awarded through a competitive grant process. The winning proposals were all submitted by the North Bay YMCA, which will use the funds to support
  • Teen Drop-in Center, $10,000
  • Youth Life Skills & Leadership, $5,000
  • Jr. NBA, $6,000

The Quality of Life Grant Program was established by the City Council on October 16, 2007. The Council authorized $30,000 to be awarded in the 2007/08 Fiscal Year as follows:

  • 70 percent of the allocation - or $21,000 - was to be awarded by the Parks and Recreation Commission through a one time annual application.
  • 20 percent of the grant - or $6,000 - was designated for applicants to apply to use to develop a youth quarterly calendar resource of events and “things to do.”
  • 10 percent - or $3,000 - was set aside for individual requests, not to exceed $300 each, throughout the year.

For more information on the Quality of Life Grant Program, contact the Park and Community Services Department at 707-421-7200.

In the Vacaville Reporter.

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