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Community Group Funding Grants

Jun 27, 2016 04:37PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Community Group Funding Grants

At the June 13 city council meeting, council approved the budget subcommittee’s recommendations for grants to local non-profit organizations as part of the city’s Community Group Funding Program for fiscal year 2016-17.

The biennial budget allocated $7,500 in community group funding from the general fund and $2,500 from the recycle fund for fiscal year 2016-17. The budget subcommittee reviewed all grant applications and recommended the council award the following grants to these non-profit organizations:

Worth a Dam - $1,000; Martinez Historical Society - $1,000; Contra Costa Historical Society - $1,000; Sea Scout Ship Albatross - $1,000; Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa - $1,000; Martinez Arts Association - $900; Juvenile Hall Auxiliary - $776; Hospice Foundation of East Bay - $500; College Park High School Grad Night - $500; John Muir Association - $2,500; and New Leaf Collaborative - $1,000. The total for all funding is $11,176. 

Allocations were made in the revised FY 2016-17 budget to provide an additional $176 for grants from the general fund and $1,000 from the recycle fund.