Archives for the month of: July, 2012

Free books at South Lake Tahoe libraryImage

Posted by Lake Tahoe News on July 24th, 2012
 
EyeC Books is sponsoring Take A Book Home Day at the South Lake Tahoe branch library on Aug. 10 form 10am-2pm.

Each attendee may choose two books to take home for free.

The library is at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

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SLTPD changes hours to put more officers on streets

Posted by Lake Tahoe News on July 25th, 2012 
 
 
 South Lake Tahoe patrol officers are switching from four 10-hour shifts to three 12-hour shifts.

Police Chief Brian Uhler said this would provide better coverage on the streets as well as save the city money when it comes to overtime.

He told the City Council last week he expects the savings to be $25,000 a year, while the police association believes the savings to be $90,000 per year.

Mayor Claire Fortier and Councilman Tom Davis expressed concerns about fatigue and insisted Uhler report back in three and six months about how the change in hours is working – in terms of fatigue and if money is being saved.

This is not the first time, though, that SLTPD has worked 12-hour shifts.

The four hours officers will get paid for but are not scheduled to be on the street will in part be used when they need to work overtime, as well as for training hours.

– Kathryn Reed

Scholastic Book Grants
Grant Amount: Up to 1,000 books
Application Due Date: Ongoing
Grant Purpose: The donations will have significant impact on fostering literacy and a joy of reading among underserved children. Applicant Eligibility: Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations with quality literacy programs focused on serving the needs of at-risk children or families, particularly those living in inner city or rural areas. Website: http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/files/ScholasticBookGrantsPolicyAndApplication2007.pdf

Marine Toys for Tots Literacy Program

Deadline: Ongoing

The Marines’ Toys for Tots Foundation has been providing new toys for economically disadvantaged children at the holidays for over 60 years. Since 2008, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program has also been taking requests for books to benefit economically disadvantaged children throughout the year. The purpose is to provide access to new books and materials to less fortunate children, and help them break the cycle of poverty. Providing books can bring the joy of reading to children as well as enable them to compete academically and improve their reading and communication skill. Website:   http://www.toysfortots.org/.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Grant Amount:  $2,000-$5,000

Application Due Date: October 12, 2012

The Toolbox for Education Grant Program, offered by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, provides grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to public K-12 schools and school parent-teacher groups associated with public schools throughout the U.S. that develop projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit. The fall 2012 application deadline is October 12; however, if 1,500 applications are received before the application deadline, then the application process will close.  Website:  http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/.

Free Walk-in Shrine Screening ClinicOn Saturday September 15, 2012, from 10 AM to 1 PM, at 2820 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, the local Shrine Clubs will be conducting a free walk-in screening clinic to identify children, through the  age of 17, who can benefit from expert orthopaedic, spinal cord and burn care provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. No appointment necessary.
Although the emphasis is on orthopaedic, spinal cord and burn care, the hospital also offers other services, including plastic surgery for non-burn related scarring, birthmarks, abnormal skin growths, congenital ear deformities, and cleft lip and palate repair.  At Shriners Hospitals for Children care is provided regardless of the ability of a patient or family to pay.  

Questions regarding the Clinic: Contact Michael Day, Placerville Shrine Screening Clinic Chairman,  

(530) 622-6440, day10@comcast.net
 
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If parents would like more information about Shriners Hospitals they are encouraged to visit the following web site. www.shrinershq.org/hospitals/. For info re the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, Click on “Hospitals by Specialty” in the left column, Click on “Northern California” in the listing of hospitals.

 

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Click here to read the entire newsletter or click on the section headings for specific grant opportunities and important announcements.

National Funding Opportunities

  • Support for Social Justice Groups in the U.S. and Canada
  • Innovative K-12 Projects Funded
  • Grants Enhance Community Dog Parks
  • National Economic Literacy Initiatives Supported

Regional Funding OpportunitiesSizzlin' Sale

  • Funds for Oral Health Programs in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
  • Grants Address Environmental Issues in South Florida and Alabama
  • Support for Organizations in Northern California and Hawaii
  • Community Programs in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming Funded

Federal Grant and Loan Programs

  • Funds for the Development of 21st Century Vocational Rehab Strategies
  • Stewardship Activities on Military Installations Supported
  • Funding Available to Further Child Labor Reduction in Liberia
  • Research and Development Grants Support Innovations in Agribusiness

Online Education Sessions 

  • Now Is the Time – Mobilize Your Board to Raise Funds: Part II
  • One Little Tool With Such Big Benefits: The Logic Model (NEW)
  • FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
  • How to Secure Funding from Foundations

Partner Depot

  • Get NTEN:Change for Free to Stay on Top of the Latest Developments in Nonprofit Technology 
  • Reach Your Target Audience – Increase Attendance, Sales, and Membership!

GrantStation Announcements 

  • GrantStation’s Sizzlin’ Summer Sale!
  • Tracks to Success – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fundraising (but were afraid to ask)

The GrantStation Insider will be taking a two-week hiatus this summer to address maintenance and upgrade issues. The Insider will not be distributed on July 30 or August 6. We appreciate your support and send you best wishes for a wonderful summer.

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First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission, in partnership with GrantStation, brings you the weekly GrantStation Insider. In addition to this newsletter,GrantStation, a member-based company, provides online grantseeking resources for organizations throughout the world.


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National Funding Opportunities

  • Support for K-12 Community Projects
  • Innovative Contemporary Visual Arts Presentations Funded
  • Grants Promote Cooperative Programs for Rural Seniors
  • Grassroots Environmental Initiatives Supported

Regional Funding OpportunitiesSizzlin' Sale

  • Funds for Homeless and Transitional Housing Projects in the Eastern U.S.
  • Grants Address Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Mississippi
  • Support for Ethnically Diverse Communities in Oregon
  • Quality of Life Programs in Company Communities Funded

Federal Grant and Loan Programs

  • Community Facility Financing Available
  • National Development Activities Advancing Wetland Programs Funded
  • Investigations Furthering Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Supported
  • Funding for Efforts Developing the Next Generation Pediatric Care Workforce

Online Education Sessions 

  • The Fundamentals of Conducting Focus Groups
  • The Nonnegotiable Feasibility Study (NEW)
  • Now Is the Time – Mobilize Your Board to Raise Funds: Part II
  • One Little Tool With Such Big Benefits: The Logic Model (NEW)

Partner Depot 

  • Get NTEN:Change for Free to Stay on Top of the Latest Developments in Nonprofit Technology
  • Reach Your Target Audience – Increase Attendance, Sales, and Membership!

GrantStation Announcements 

  • GrantStation’s Sizzlin’ Summer Sale!
  • Tracks to Success – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fundraising (but were afraid to ask)

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Click here to read the entire newsletter or click on the section headings for specific grant opportunities and important announcements.

National Funding Opportunities

  • Support for Grassroots Environmental Protection Campaigns
  • Initiatives for the Underserved Funded
  • Grants Address Relief, Safety, and Environmental Issues
  • Services for Individuals with Paralysis Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities

  • Funds for Local Programs in Company Communities
  • Grants Encourage Social Change Projects in Hawaii
  • Support for Sustainable Initiatives in Vermont
  • Programs in Selected States Funded

Federal Grant and Loan Programs

  • Development/Demonstration of Green Agriculture-Based Products Supported
  • Funds Support Interventions Promoting Stability Among At-risk Youth
  • Research and Development Grants for Projects in the South Atlantic
  • Funding for Media Arts Initiatives Extending the Arts in Underserved Areas

Online Education Sessions 

  • FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
  • Now Is the Time – Mobilize Your Board to Raise Funds: Part I
  • The Fundamentals of Conducting Focus Groups
  • The Nonnegotiable Feasibility Study (NEW)

Partner Depot 

  • Get NTEN:Change for Free to Stay on Top of the Latest Developments in Nonprofit Technology
  • Reach Your Target Audience – Increase Attendance, Sales, and Membership!

GrantStation Announcements 

  • GrantStation’s Sizzlin’ Summer Sale!
  • Tracks to Success – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fundraising (but were afraid to ask)

Please find the links below for the booth vendor cover letter and registration form for this year’s Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Festival. This is a partnership between Barton Health and the City of South Lake Tahoe, merging two previous events (the City’s Bijou Bash and Barton’s Family Health Day) into one. The event is focused on health, recreation and fun – emphasizing the overall wellness of our community. There are also sponsorship opportunities available if you are interested.

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Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Festival_Vendor Application

 


Letter from Alissa Nourse, Executive Director of Tahoe Youth & Family Services

We are building a coalition over the next 6 months in preparation for a Federal Drug Free Communities grant application to be submitted in March 2013.  This grant would provide $125,000 annually for five years to the community to support the reduction of substance abuse and use among youth in SLT.

Our regular meetings are on the second Monday of the month from 2:30 – 3:30 PM at the Al Tahoe School (Boys and Girls Club) meeting room, immediately following the Lake Tahoe Collaborative meetings (those meetings are held from 1:00 – 2:30). 

The Coalition must have 12 sectors represented:

Youth

Parent

Business

Media

School

Youth Serving Organization

Law Enforcement

Religious or Fraternal Organization

Civic or Volunteer Group

Healthcare Professional

State, Local, or Tribal Governmental Agency with Expertise in the Field of Substance Abuse

Other Organization involved in reducing substance abuse

We are in need of people to represent all sectors.  We invite you to be a part of the planning and implementation process for what could be a very exciting future for our community.

If you are interested but can’t make a meeting, feel free to call or email me and will answer any questions you may have.

Alissa Nourse

Executive Director

Tahoe Youth & Family Services

A safety net of services.

Phone:    530-541-2445

Address:  1021 Fremont Ave. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

www.tahoeyouth.org

SLT Drug Free Community Coalition Meeting Agenda 070912

Coalition Involvement Agreement CIA SLT DFCC-1

South Lake Tahoe Drug Free Community Coalition Minutes 061112

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