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arts_logo-graphic_generic[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


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