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    Camarillo | FY 2019/20 Community Service Grants Totaling $64,162 Awarded

    Camarillo, California – On March 27, 2019, the Camarillo City Council awarded $64,162 in Community Service Grants to 15 non-profit groups to provide needed services to seniors and youth, and to provide cultural enrichment in the community.

    In November 2018, the Camarillo CityScene newsletter announced the FY 2019/2020 Community Service Grant (CSG) Program.  The article informed the grant applicants who were interested in requesting funds to attend an informational workshop held on December 5, 2018. As of the application deadline on January 25, 2019, the City received grant requests from 16 organizations for the CSG Program.

    The CSG Program receives discretionary funding from the General Fund in the amount of $63,400. Additional funding of $1,000 is available from beneficiaries of conduit financing projects, resulting in $64,400 of total available funding in FY 2019/2020.

    The City Council reviewed each request during a Study Session on March 13, 2019. At a public hearing on March 27, 2019, the City Council approved the following Community Service Grants for FY 2019/2020:

    • Adolfo Camarillo High School Music Boosters
      • Granted $10,000 for the purchase of two (2) new Marimbas
    • Adolfo Camarillo High School PTSA
      • Granted $3,500 for the After Prom Safe and Sober Event
    • Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo
      • Granted $10,000 to update and improve the club’s audio-visual equipment in the auditorium
    • Camarillo Academic Olympics
      • Granted $2,500 to finance expenses for the Camarillo Academic Olympic competition for grades 4 – 8
    • Camarillo Art Center
      • Granted $3,512 for total replacement of existing irrigation system and timer
    • Camarillo Community Band
      • Granted $2,000 for the purchase of music for the band
    • Channel Islands Choral Association
      • Granted $1,539 to purchase concert folders, music lights, and batteries for the music lights
    • kidSTREAM
      • Granted $3,500 for the cost of course materials and supplies for the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) summer program
    • New West Symphony Association
      • Granted $10,000 for concert tickets and transportation for PVSD students to attend Symphonic Adventures, and for program costs of the Music Van program
    • Pleasant Valley Historical Society
      • Granted $2,200 to build displays for historic farm implements
    • Rancho Campana High School Safe & Sober After Prom
      • Granted $2,250 for the After Prom Safe and Sober Event
    • Save Our Kids Music
      • Granted $3,601 for one Guitarron, two Vihuelas, two Golpes, and 15 Guitars
    • Special Olympics – Ventura County Region
      • Granted $2,500 for purchase of uniforms, transportation costs, and facility rental for three competitions
    • Studio Channel Islands
      • Granted $3,700 for elementary school visits to the Gallery and to provide workshops at Rancho Campana and Adolfo Camarillo High Schools
    • Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology
      • Granted $3,360 to cover the cost of buses from local schools to the museum

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