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J.L. Sousa, Register

Eight nonprofit organizations are expected to receive grants from the city of American Canyon as part of an annual program supporting local groups that help the community.

The Parks and Community Services Commission last week recommended that the City Council approve $15,000 in grants next month to aid efforts ranging from free meals for seniors to football uniforms for youths.

The eight organizations sought grants totaling $23,319, according to Parks and Recreation Director Creighton Wright.

The city, however, budgeted $15,000 for the Community Grant Program, the same amount as last year. The program each year provides funding to programs and projects that benefit American Canyon residents.

After hearing presentations from all eight groups on Dec. 14, members of the Parks and Community Services Commission decided to recommended grants for all the nonprofits.

But the amounts for each were less than they asked for to avoid exceeding the $15,000 budget.

The City Council is scheduled to consider the PCS recommendations on Jan. 16.

The eight grants are:

  • AHI Swim Team, which sought $2,000 for program scholarships, was given $1,700.
  • American Canyon Arts Foundation, which wants to create a cultural events series, sought $2,500, but got $1,800.
  • American Canyon Youth Football & Cheer – Jr. Wolves wanted $3,000 to purchase two portable lights for practice field and new away jerseys. They got $2,000.
  • Boy Scouts of America – Troop
  • 7062 wanted $2,600 for summer camp scholarships, equipment for outdoor activities, and uniform purchase. They got $1,500.
  • Collabria Care sought $4,050 but got $2,500 to finance workshops for residents on dementia, caregiver support, and grief/loss.
  • Community Action of Napa Valley Support, which provides senior nutrition and a meal -on wheels program in American Canyon, got $3,000 out of $4,050 requested.
  • Donaldson Way Elementary School asked for $2,344 to complete infrastructure of its schools garden and outdoor classroom. It got $1,750.
  • Eagle Scouts got $750 out of $1,200 to purchase supplies and equipment to create an Orienteering Course at Newell Open Space Preserve.

Ahi Swim Team, American Canyon Arts Foundation, Collabria Care, Community Action Napa Valley and Donaldson Way Elementary received grants last year through the city’s program.