[KHTS] – Santa Clarita city officials are set to look at nearly $150,000 in community services and arts grants for the 2014-15 fiscal year at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Santa Clarita City Council members increased the budget for the Community Services and Arts Grants program from $120,000 to $150,000 for this year’s budget, with $90,000 for set for community services and $60,000 for arts programs.
City officials received 30 Community Service Grant and Arts Grant applications, with grant requests totaling $144,504.
The funding priority for the arts was “community benefit” and and chose to continue previous funding limits of $5,000 per grant award.
This year’s proposed grant program will fund 20 Community Services Grant applications. The Community Service Grant Committee also chose to continue previous funding limits of $7,500 per grant award.
This year’s Grant Committee for the Community Services Grants included Mayor Marsha McLean, Councilmember Laurene Weste, Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission Chair Ruthann Levison and city staff from the Finance Division, City Manager’s Office and Public Works Department.
This year’s Grant Committee for the Arts Grants included McLean, Weste, Arts Commission Chair Gary Choppe and City staff from the Finance Division, City Manager’s Office, and Public Works Department.
Here is the list of awards expected to be approved Tuesday.
Arts Amt awarded
Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Inc. $7,500 Performances at PAC
The ARTree Community Arts Center $4,911 Celebration of Children’s Art
Santa Clarita Ballet Company $7,500 Sleeping Beauty
Santa Clarita Valley International Program $7,500 LatinAmerica MusicalConcert
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival $7,440 Title 1 School Performances
Santa Clarita Philharmonic $7,500 2015-2016 Concert Season
ESCAPE Theatre $5,880 The Sound of Music
Canyon Theatre Guild $5,880 Broadway Musical
Repertory East Playhouse $5,880 Summer Broadway Series
Total Recommended Amount for Funding: $59,991
Community Service Amt awarded
Domestic Violence Center $5,000 Installation of 2nd Bathroom
Boys and Girls Club $5,000 ClubhouseDoor Replacement
SCV Child and Family Center $5,000 Psychological Testing
Special Olympics World Games Org. Com. $5,000 World Games materials
Triumph Foundation $5,000 Wheelchair Sports Festival
Assistance League $5,000 Operation School Bell HS
Partners for Potential $5,000 Adaptive Tech Comp Lab
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Inc. $5,000 Community Dental Care
Bridge to Home $5,000 Digital X-Ray System
Goodwill – Santa Clarita Resource Center $5,000 Human Services Academy
Special Olympics, Santa Clarita $4,620 Youth Athletes and Unified
Santa Clarita Track Club – SOAR $4,750 SOAR Road Less Traveled
Family Promise of SCV $5,000 Emergency Hotel Services
SCV Quilt Guild $4,500 Habitat for Humanity
Pleasantview Industries $1,534 Equipment for Job Training
SCV Senior Center $4,500 Comm Education/Outreach
Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry $4,500 Replacement Vehicle
SCV Youth Project $4,000 Counseling/Education
Single Mothers Outreach $2,990 Support for Single Moms
Gibbon Conservation Center $3,600 Portable Presentation
Total Recommended Amount for Funding: $89,994
These Community Service projects were not approved by Santa Clarita officials
Entity Request Program
Carousel Ranch $5,000 Family Respite Park
Help the Children $5,000 Love and Share Food Program
Parent Advisory Council $5,000 Parent Awareness Workshops and Support
Santa Clarita Valley YMCA $5,000 Model Legislation and Court Program
The Gentle Barn $5,000 Emergency Rescue/Disaster Preparedness
Young Life $5,000 AV Equip for “Youth Lives” Mentor Program
Avenue of Supported Living $5,000 Emergency Preparedness Project
The Shoe Crew $5,000 Mobile Distribution Center
Crime Survivors $5,000 Hopeful Healing Program
LARC Ranch $5,000 Water Pipeline Planning
These Arts projects were not approved by Santa Clarita officials:
Entity Request Program
Help the Children $7,500 Help the Children Heritage of Service Event
SCV Education Fnd/Newhall Theatre $7,500 Creation of the Newhall Family Theater
Santa Clarita Latino Education Inc $5,000 Latino Cultural & Music Festival