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File #: 13-1462    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/14/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/3/2013 Final action: 12/3/2013
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board accept with thanks a Local Community Contribution Grant Award from the Walmart Foundation in the amount of $700 for the purchase of an EZ Up Tent for sun protection at public events, folding chairs and a table for the STAR (Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees) volunteers. FUNDING: Walmart Foundation Local Community Contribution Grant.
Attachments: 1. A - Local Community Contribution Application 12/3/13, 2. B - Walmart Award Letter 12/3/13
Title
Sheriff's Office recommending the Board accept with thanks a Local Community Contribution Grant Award from the Walmart Foundation in the amount of $700 for the purchase of an EZ Up Tent for sun protection at public events, folding chairs and a table for the STAR (Sheriff's Team of Active Retirees) volunteers.
 
FUNDING:  Walmart Foundation Local Community Contribution Grant.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
 
Total Estimated Cost……………
$700.00
 
 
Budgeted…………………………
 
New Funding…………………….
$700.00
Savings…………………………
 
Other……………………………
 
Total Funding Available…………
$700.00
 
 
Change To Net County Cost……
 0
 
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no Change to Net County Cost. This is a Grant award for the purchase of equipment for the STAR volunteers.
 
Background
The Sheriff's STAR volunteer program provides patrol and community education, which covers personal/residential protection via the Neighborhood Watch program. In addition, volunteers assist with the Safety Pup program which introduces young children to the Sheriff's Office and increases their safety awareness.  Some of these events are held outdoors during the summer months without any protection from the sun.
 
Sheriff's staff applied online for funds to purchase items for STAR volunteers who attend public events on behalf of the Sheriff's Office.  On November 15, 2013, the Walmart Foundation notified the El Dorado County Sheriff's office that they had been chosen to receive a grant award.
 
Reason for Recommendation
The Sheriff's Office applied and was awarded $700.  These funds will be utilized to purchase equipment for STAR volunteers.
 
Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
The Sheriff's Office will forward a letter of appreciation to the Walmart Foundation.
 
Contact
Undersheriff Rich Williams