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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

For the third straight year, San Diego increased grant funding

SAN DIEGO – Mayor Todd Gloria today released the city’s fiscal year 2021 citywide grant report, which shows that grants have been applied for, received, and the total amount received has increased for the third year in a row.

San Diego has received a total of 55 grant awards in fiscal year 2021 with a total value of 141,713,026.

Compared to last year, the total number of awards received in FY 2021 has increased by 10, to a total of, 56,337,246 a year.

Grants are provided for various city priorities and activities such as increasing water reliability, economic development, emergency response preparedness, homeless services, road and bridge repairs, and public safety.

“I am proud of our city’s success in securing grant funds and I look forward to helping our city meet the most challenging challenges in improving our grant performance.”

“Whether the city is given a grant to tackle homelessness, fix our infrastructure or help with equitable economic development, we will follow all our funds to build a city for all San Diegans and leave no money on the table.”

Due to the Covid-1 pandemic epidemic challenge, city workers also worked to reduce revenue and maintain critical services to secure revenue and Covid-1 pandemic-related grants from federal sources.

Most notably, the city received সরাসরি 299,714,755 directly from the U.S. Treasury Department to fund the American Rescue Plan Act. The city received a total of $ 159,587,024 in other epidemiological supplementary funds. These are not included in the list above.

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The Covid-1 grant was allocated to help get San Diego back on track, to provide financial assistance to small businesses, and to the nonprofit organizations most affected by the Covid-1 pandemic epidemic. The city used its Covid-1 related grants to provide rent relief to San Diegans facing financial hardship, to pay their rent and utilities, and to allow them to stay at home.

“The growing success of our grant-writing efforts has allowed the city to meet its budget to provide additional funding for key programs and services in an extremely challenging period for San Diego residents and businesses,” said San Diego Chief Operations Officer Jay Goldstone.

“I am proud of the progress we have made in applying for and securing grants to support our operations and critical services.”

In May 2019, the city implemented policies aimed at strengthening its grant process and reporting to improve the transparency and efficiency of securing grant funds.



This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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