Over $1.6 million will be distributed to 87 county agencies and East County nonprofit organizations. The grants will fund a wide array of projects for several East County schools, including providing dictionaries to students, drug education programs, extra personnel to enforce building codes, and the hiring of campus resource officers.
"The work being done by the nonprofit groups and the county are important to East County," said District 5 Supervisor Federal Glover. "Since there are tight restrictions on the county budget this year, the grants are even more vital. Thank goodness for the Keller funds."
The mitigation fund was established to help those communities which were most affected by the location of the Keller Canyon Landfill off of Bailey Road in Pittsburg. Former District 5 (Bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Bethel Island) Supervisors Tom Torlakson and Joe Canciamilla, and now current Supervisor Glover, reviewed applications for the annual grants and have used the funds to help fill the needs of East County communities and organizations that serve the residents of District 5.
Some of the groups receiving funds from the Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Funds include Ambrose Recreation and Park District, Bay Point Partnership, Youth Gang/Narcotic Intervention in the City of Pittsburg, Midnight Basketball League, East County Boys & Girls Club, Give Always To Others (GATO), La Clinica de la Raza, Los Medanos College Foundation, Pittsburg Arts Collaborative, the municipal advisory committees of Bay Point, Bethel Island and Byron, the Knightsen Town Advisory Council and the Discovery Bay Community Service District.
The following is a list of county agencies and non-profit organizations benefiting from this round of Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund grants:
African American Academic Achievement Committee, $15,000; Ambrose After School (Sports), $7,500; Ambrose Computer Lab, $15,000; Ambrose Teen Center (Recreation), $5,000; Ambrose Cheerleading, $10,000; Antioch Historical Society, $13,500; Antioch Jamboree, $10,000; Arts & Cultural, Free Children's Concert, $4,000; Arts & Cultural, Art 4 Schools, $8,000; Bay Area Legal Aid, $8,000; Boy Scouts of America, Advance Camp Inc., $1,500; Center Human Dev., Community Forums, $8,000; Center Human Dev., Empowerment Project, $5,000; Child Abuse Prevention (New Connections), $8,075; City of Oakley PD, SRO, Freedom HS, $35,000; City of Oakley PD, SRO, Oakley Middle Schools, $10,000; City of Oakley, Science Week, $4,000; City of Pittsburg, PD, Youth Gang/Narcotic Intervention, $5,000; City of Pittsburg, Park & Recreation, Every Day is Special, $5,000; City of Pittsburg, Park & Recreation, Fun, Fellowship & Food, $1,950; Community Violence Solutions (Youth Trauma/Recovery Services), $15,000; CCC, Animal Services - Humane Education, $25,200; CCC, Bethel Island, District V Code Enforcement, $100,000; CCC, General Services, East County Beautification Program, $75,000; CCC, East County Midnight Basketball League, $15,000; CCC, County Counsel, Code Compliance Attorney, $100,320; CCC, Sheriff, Resident Deputy (2), $318,843; CCC, Sheriff, School Resource Officer (1), $159,421.50; CCC, Sheriff, Holiday Dinner & Toys, $3,000; CCC, Probation, Juvenile Drug Court, $40,000; CCC, Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence, $25,000; CCC Library, BP, Animal Program, $1,863; CCC Library, Pitt., Animal Program, $1,677; CCC Library, Pittsburg, Animal Program MLK, $1,863; CCHS, Bay Point Center, African American Health, $15,728; CCHS, Cali House Youth Shelter, $5,000; CCHS, Patient Navigator Program, $10,000; CCYC, Read to Live Program, $20,000; Creative Arts Building, Seat Bethel Island Refurbishing, $20,000; Delta 2000, $9,000; Delta Pop Warner Football, $15,000; East County Boys & Girls Club, $50,000; Kids in Motion, $5,000; El Campanil Theatre, Children's Theatre, $7,000; El Campanil Theatre, Capital Improvements, $25,000; Family Stress Center - Proud Father Program, $15,000; Filipinana Dance Troupe, Marketing Program, $1,000; First Baptist Head Start, Alumi Program, $7,500; GFWC Woman's Club of Antioch - MS Yoga, $3,000; Give Always to Others, Multicultural Program, $6,500; Give Always to Others, Seniors Citizens, $500; HALO, $7,000; Jewish Family, Multicultural Senior Project, $5,000; Junior Achievement of the Bay Area, Inc., $10,000; La Clinica De La Raza (Health Fair), $5,000; League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC), $7,000; Los Medanos College, Community Emergency Response Training, $5,000; Los Medanos College Foundation, $10,000; Mt. Diablo HaBethel Islandtat for Humanity, $5,000; MDUSD, After School 4 All, Building, $10,000; MDUSD, After School Enrichment Program, $25,000; MDUSD, After School Youth Development, $15,000; New Connections, $15,000; One Day At A Time, $10,000; OPTIC, Job Placement Program, $25,000; Pacific Community Services Inc, $15,000; PACO, $10,000; PIECES, $5,000; PHS Academic Achievers, $3,000; PHS Wrestling Uniform & Equipment, $10,000; Pittsburg Kiwanis Make a Difference Luncheon, $1,000; Pittsburg National Little League, $5,000; PPCC, El Pueblo After School Program, $25,000; PPCC, Seniors for Children, $7,000; Pittsburg Senior & Handicapped, Meal Program (Stoneman), $20,000; PUSD, Central JHS, Accept No Boundaries, $10,000; Rotary Club of Pittsburg, $10,000; Service Integration Program, Community Career Center, $15,000; Service Integration Program, YAP Gap, $5,000; Soroptimist, Reading Project, $7,500; Soroptimist, Mervyns, $5,000; The Bedford Center - Adult Day Health Care, $10,000; West Pittsburg Youth Football Association Inc., $15,000; WW Ministries, The Positive Edge, $12,000; Women's Health Summit, $7,500; Bay Point Municipal Advisory Council, $10,000; Bethel Island MAC, Byron MAC, Discovery Bay CSD, Knightsen TAC, $20,000.
The total allocation for Fiscal Year 2006-07 comes to $1,658,940.50.