Directors of the Fallbrook Healthcare District presented a total of $600,000 in grants for fiscal year 2015-2016 at their July 8 meeting among 22 organizations they felt were vital to the health and welfare of the community. Funding for the grants comes from county property tax money provided to the healthcare district.
The breakdown of the grant money was stated to be: $126,100 that directly benefited youth, $154,000 specifically for senior programs, and $319,900 that spanned all age groups.
Listed below are the organizations that received grants, beginning with those who received the largest amounts in funds.
Fallbrook Family Health Center
The Fallbrook Family Health Center received the largest amount of funding of any resource. A total of $140,000 was presented to this organization. The funds were designated to be used half ($70,000) toward uncompensated medical care and the other half for behavioral health care.
Foundation for Senior Care
The Foundation for Senior Care received a total of $104,000 in grant funding, with specific amounts provided for each of their four programs. The Senior Advocates program was given $43,000; the Care Van transportation program $35,000; the Expanded Rides program $14,000; and the Senior and Adult Day Care program $12,000.
Fallbrook Smiles Project
The Fallbrook Smiles Project was given a total of $70,000 by the district. It was allotted $53,000 for its health education program and $17,000 for its dental program.
Palomar Family Counseling
A grant in the amount of $63,500 was presented to Palomar Family Counseling in order for mental health services to be provided to local youth.
Fallbrook Food Pantry
The Fallbrook Food Pantry has been given a grant in the amount of $56,000 for the upcoming year.
Fallbrook Senior Center
A grant of $50,000 was allocated to the Fallbrook Senior Center to be used for the purpose of senior nutrition. Specifically, the funds are to be used for the home-delivered meal program.
Boys & Girls Clubs of North County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County were provided with $32,000 in funds. $26,000 of that amount is designated toward the club’s Triple Play program and $6,000 for its water safety program.
REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
To use towards horse care and its development program, REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program was presented with a grant in the amount of $22,500.
North County Fire community disaster program
The healthcare district allocated $10,000 to North County Fire Protection District to assist with its community disaster program.
Jeremiah’s Ranch support group
A grant in the amount of $9,400 was approved for the Jeremiah’s Ranch support group. The group provides support for families with children with special needs of all ages and diagnosis. They assist families with current information, resources and emotional support.
Healthy Adventures Program
In order to foster healthy habits in children and families, the Healthy Adventures Program was provided with a $9,000 grant. Some of the program’s focus includes property dietary education, etc.
NICPP – Fallbrook Youth Advocacy Coalition Group
An $8,500 grant to NICPP Fallbrook Youth Advocacy Coalition Group will be used to present programs to the community and allow young people to work on projects relating to encouraging other young people to make good choices and reduce the use of alcohol and drugs.
Trauma Intervention Program (TIP)
The Trauma Intervention Program has been presented a grant in the amount of $8,000. TIP volunteers respond to emergency situations (911 calls) when asked to do so by a fire or law enforcement agency to assist survivors.
UCSD Eye Mobile for Children (preschool age)
In providing a grant of $6,600 to the UCSD Eye Mobile for Children, the healthcare district is funding eye exams for preschool age children who are underserved in this type of care.
Fallbrook High School Asperger’s support
Fallbrook High School was given a $6,500 grant for the upcoming year to provide support for students with Asperger’s Syndrome. This disorder is characterized by the student having significant difficulties with social interaction and nonverbal communication along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.
Fallbrook Sports Association
A $4,000 grant to the Fallbrook Sports Association will be used to purchase AED (Automated External Defibrillator) devices and conduct CPR training in an environment where young people and families regularly gather for sports activities.
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