#childsafety | Oakley Set to Award ARPA Grants to Non-Profits


On Tuesday, the Oakley City Council is set to allocate a portion of its American Plan Act Funds to its grant program for local non-profits. The city allocated $180,000 to the program.

Back in April, the city issued its Request for Proposal and registered non-profits were invited to submit grant applications and were eligible to request up to $15,000.  The city received a cumulative request of $233,150 in funds—each application was reviewed by the council ad-hoc subcommittee.

The eligibility and proposal requirements included the following:

  • A complete and responsive application
  • Proof of 501(c)3 legal status equal under the United States Internal Revenue Code
  • Service to Oakley residents or businesses through their services or programs
  • Up-to-date filings (business license, taxes, etc.)
  • Capacity to administer grant funds in compliance with federal funding guidelines
  • Agreement to the terms outlined in the “Grant Agreement Template”

In total, the subcommittee recommended 14 nonprofits receive a total of $173,150 in grant awards—with $6,850 be reserved for supplemental grant awards in the future.

Here is a rundown of the funds approved and rejected:

Nonprofit: Adventure Therapy Foundation

  • Project Title: Adventure and Awareness: A day of fun for families impacted by cancer
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
    Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Host a family-friendly event for residents impacted by cancer; event to include outdoor activities, food, education, and provide follow-up to attendees afterward

 

Nonprofit: Be Exceptional

  • Project Title: Be Exceptional Expansion
  • Requested Amount: $8,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Funds to cover the move-in costs and renovations of the building they will lease so they can expand services

 

Nonprofit:  Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

  • Project Title:  Breakfast for Seniors: The Breakfast Bag Program
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Delivers a week’s worth of healthy breakfast foods to low-income, homebound Oakley seniors over six months

 

Nonprofit: Oakley Church

  • Project Title: Child & Water Safety Day
  • Requested Amount: $8.500
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Host a 3-hour event for water and child safety + hand out life jackets for children

 

Nonprofit:  St. Vincent de Paul – St. Anthony Conference

  • Project Title: Emergency Housing, Utility, and Food Assistance
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Emergency assistance of up to $1,500 per household towards housing assistance, move-in help, assistance with utility bills, and food

 

Nonprofit:  We Get It Foundation

  • Project Title: Hazyl Diaz Scholarship for the Arts
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Provide scholarships to neurodivergent individuals for music lessons, an instrument, martial arts lessons, sports uniforms or equipment, etc

 

Nonprofit:  No Paws Left Behind Kitty Rescue

  • Project Title: Kitty Rescue
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Funds to cover Spay/neuter fees for felines, TNR, and adoptions

 

Nonprofit: Newberry’s B.L.O.C.K. (Benefiting Leagues Offering Children Kindness)

  • Project Title: Newberry’s BLOCK
  • Requested Amount: $10,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Provide financial assistance for sports registration fees to children 18 years and younger

 

Nonprofit:  Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa

  • Project Title: Nourishing Lives in Contra Costa County
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Funds to support general operating expenses of its hot meal program in Oakley (food, meal/kitchen supplies, to-go containers, staffing, and transportation

 

Nonprofit:  Hijas Del Campo

  • Project Title: Oakley Campesinx Support
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Funds to provide operational support + food assistance, basic hygiene products, financial assistance, and more for campesinx families

 

Nonprofit:  East Contra Costa Historical Society

  • Project Title: Oakley History Through Time
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Development of content (text and images) and physical exhibit materials for a mobile exhibit featuring the History or Oakley Through Time

 

Nonprofit:  Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)

  • Project Title: Oakley Legal Immigration Assistance
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Provide legal information, advice, and assistance for immigrant families in Oakley with low income

 

Nonprofit:  Friends of the Oakley Library

  • Project Title: Oakley Library Programs and Friends Membership Support
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Funds to provide quality programming for the Oakley Library and help promote membership

 

Nonprofit: A Path Forward for Seniors

  • Project Title: Senior Support Services
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: No
  • High Level Description: Help locate programs and resources for Seniors to remain safely independent

 

Nonprofit:  Brentwood Community United Methodist Church

  • Project Title: The H.O.P.E House
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: No
  • High Level Description: Funds for food, utilities, and other operating expenses

 

Nonprofit: Village Community Resource Center

  • Project Title: VCRC’s After School Academy – Oakley
  • Requested Amount: $15,000
  • Recommended Grantee: No
  • High Level Description:  Support in order to serve Oakley residents attending their After School Academy program in Brentwood with the goal of finding space and opening a new location within Oakley

 

Nonprofit: Strong Vets Strong Community

  • Project Title: Veterans of Oakley
  • Requested Amount: $11,650
  • Recommended Grantee: Yes
  • High Level Description: Computer workstations to help local veterans connect
    to resources, emergency grant fund for student veterans or military connected students attending local colleges or vocational schools and scholarship fund to provide college scholarships to students involved in the local JROTC program

Full Staff Report: Click here

Oakley City Council meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

6:30 PM
Oakley City Council Chambers located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California 94561





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