Patricia L. Nickols, CEO of Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (“CAPSBC”) announced a countywide partnership to provide services to the public under the auspices of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Community Services Block Grant (“ARRA CSBG.”) Eighteen organizations are operating 21 projects in the program areas of asset building and development, food network expansion and youth training and employment.
Partners include a mix of community and faith-based organizations, training centers, and a local university.
“CAPSBC received a total of $4.2 million in ARRA CSBG funds,” said Nickols. “$1.2 million was awarded on a competitive basis to delegate agencies to serve low-income households while creating or retaining jobs in the community.
The ARRA CSBG is on a fast-track, and agencies will be subject to increased levels of transparency and accountability.”
ARRA, also known as the Stimulus Plan, is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart the economy, save and create millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing longneglected challenges so the country can thrive in the 21st century. It is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression. It targets investments toward key areas that will save and create good jobs immediately, while also laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth.
CSBG is the core funding mechanism for CASPBC, and the ARRA CSBG represents a unique opportunity for CAPSBC to provide funding for public and private communitybased agencies to offer programs and services that assist individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency.
Agencies that comprise the ARRA CSBG partnership are:
Asset Building Arrowhead United Way, $60,000
Inland Empire Women’s Business Center , $59,100
Time for Change Foundation, $52,249
Hearts and Lives, $46,500
Food Network Expansion Catholic Charities of San Bernardino/Riverside, $60,000
Desert Manna Ministries – Food Distribution, $60,000
House of Prayer Gospel Outreach Ministries, $60,000
Greater Faith Grace Bible Church, $60,000
Inland Counties Health Systems Agency - Food Distribution, $59,659
High Desert Domestic Violence, $47,000
Westside Community Services Center, $60,000
Youth Training and Employment Foundation for CSUSB – Student Internship Program, $60,000
Center for Employment Training, $60,000
Young Visionaries Youth Leadership, $60,000
Priscilla's Helping Hands, $59,938
Youth Action Project, $59,932
Foundation for CSUSB – Day Reporting/Job Development, $59,922, $59,912
Black Voice Foundation, $59,200
Inland Counties Health Systems Agency – Youth Training, $40,461
Desert Manna Ministries – Thrift Store, $60,000