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San Diego County announced up to $250,000 is available to support community and non-profit organizations that aim to improve educational options for K-12 youth and their families. 

The San Diego County District Attorney will be finding this initiative through the successful prosecution of the nation’s largest fraud schemes targeting state dollars intended for K-12 education. Grants are expected to range from $50,000 to $250,000 to be utilized for up to twelve months.

“It is truly rewarding for our team at the District Attorney’s Office to see millions of dollars that were recovered in restitution as part of our massive public corruption prosecution be used to care for our children by reducing inequities and improving opportunities for students across San Diego County,” said San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan.

Through this funding, the county will identify and implement new and innovative methods to support educational equity and acceleration of learning, support behavioral health needs, address housing, food stability, and poverty, and provide mentorship opportunities. A workgroup convened last fall to help identify areas of need that could positively impact K-12 youth. 

A workgroup was convened last fall to help identify areas of need that could positively impact K-12 youth, which representatives from the Office of the District Attorney, the Office of Equity and Racial Justice, Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services, and Child Welfare Services, Live Well San Diego Youth Sector and the County Office of Education participated. 

“It’s critical to provide students with the tools necessary not just to survive but thrive in life,” said San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. “But schools can’t do that alone. This grant program will help support students, families, and communities with high-impact partnerships, wraparound services, and deeper learning. By working with our partners, we can fully prepare students for the world as it is today so they can forge the tomorrow they want and we all need.”

Organizations interested in applying for a K-12 Youth Services Community Grant must apply by 5 p.m., Friday, June 3. 

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