County hand­ing out grants to ad­dress six press­ing needs

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The Solano County Ad­min­is­tra­tor’s Of­fice has re­leased a re­quest for pro­pos­als for an­nual grants of up to $50,000 per grant to ad­dress the six most press­ing needs in Solano County, of­fi­cials an­nounced Mon­day.

All projects pro­posed for the An­nual Grants Fund must ad­dress one or more of the six most press­ing needs in the county. A to­tal of $250,000 is avail­able for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The limit per an­nual grant is $50,000.

Pro­pos­als will be ac­cepted from non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions, for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions and gov­ern­ment en­ti­ties.

The Solano County Board of Su­per­vi­sors cre­ated the fund af­ter em­bark­ing on a year-long as­sess­ment process, which in­cluded look­ing at com­mu­nity data, talk­ing to com­mu­nity lead­ers, and con­duct­ing a com­mu­nity sur­vey with res­i­dents.

The board iden­ti­fied the top six hu­man ser­vices needs in the county: Men­tal health, hous­ing, home­less­ness, early ed­u­ca­tion, youth de­vel­op­ment and safe and sta­ble en­vi­ron­ments for chil­dren.

A manda­tory pro­posers’ work­shop will be held at 3 p.m., Feb. 10 at the County Events Cen­ter, lo­cated at 601 Texas St., in Fair­field, conference room A.

Pro­pos­als are due by 5 p.m., March 6.

For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing the Re­quest for Pro­posal, visit www.SolanoCoun­ty.com and click on the “Com­mu­nity In­vest­ment Fund RFP” icon or email Me­gan Richards, First 5 deputy di­rec­tor at [email protected]­ty.com.

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