SLO County Awards Clubs with Major Grant

After a competitive application and review process, San Luis Obispo County’s Department of Public Health awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast $300,000 from funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds will enable the BGCMCC to decrease the number of youth in the county on waiting lists who need out of school childcare at our SLO County Club sites. This will also help to ensure that all enrolled members are provided the evidence-based programming they desire in order to confirm that out- of- school attendance is worthwhile for them.

From June 2020 until June 2022, the BGCMCC shifted our after-school model to a model operating 5 days a week for 10 hours a day. The Boys & Girls Clubs were a safe space and a place to come for distance learning. Because of our services, parents were able to work and children were not left on their own. The Clubs gained more awareness and enrollment and our programs increased. These funds will help the BGCMCC decrease the budget deficit incurred during those times.