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Grants Review Committee

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Regional Access Project Foundation provides funding, oversight, technical assistance and guidance to tax-exempt/nonprofit agencies, community-based organizations, or collaborative groups, which serve the populations of eastern Riverside County, in the areas of health, mental health, and juvenile intervention

Grants Review Committee Meeting
Monday, June 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Join Zoom Meeting
CALL-IN Information 669 900 6833 MEETING ID: 391 508 1607

This meeting is being conducted utilizing teleconferencing and electronic means only. There will not be a physical location.

Members of the public may be able to participate by telephone, using the following dial-in information: Phone number: 669900 6833 Meeting ID: 391 508 1607
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I. Call To Order                                                                             Chairman Craig Borba

II. Public Comment:
All persons wishing to speak are requested to fill out a comment card so they may be recognized at the appropriate time. General comments regarding non-agenda items will be called for at this time. Specific comments regarding agenda items will be called for during discussion of each item. Please be prepared to limit your remarks to three (3) minutes.

III. Minutes of May 18, 2020 Committee Meeting (Attach. #1) Action Item
Staff Recommendation: Accept and file May 18, 2020, Meeting Minutes.

Motion:       Second:        Approve:       Oppose:       Abstention Name(s):

IV. Available Funding Budget (Attach. #2) INFO ITEM Review available funding.

V.JamesIrvineFoundationRegrantingFundsRFP2020.1Applications (Attach.#3) Recommended applications for funding consideration by Reviewers.

A. ConsejodeFederacionesMexicanas(COFEM) (Attach.#4a 4b 4c 4d 4e 4f 4g) Action Item
Program Name: Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norte America (COFEM)
Amount Requested: $25,000 Awarded first year at $20,000
Reviewers recommendation: $25,000
Reviewer Score/Percentage: 80%
Executive Summary– The project will inform families about DACA and opportunities for undocumented students; constitutional, workers’ and tenants’ rights; and access to food and health care. Delivery methods will include information sessions (online and in-person), a resource guide (online and print), and public service announcements (radio, social media, and text messages).

Representative(s): Maria Bastida Frausto, M.A., Director of Development & Administration
Interview Time: 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM

B. Training Occupational Development Educating Communities (TODEC) Legal Center (Attach. # 5a 5b 5c 5d 5e 5f 5g) Action Item
Program Name: TODEC’s Informate, Prepárate, y Resiste program
Amount requested: $40,000 Awarded first year at $20,000
Reviewers recommendation: $40,000
Review Score/Percentage: 71%
Executive Summary– TODEC aims to improve the well-being of underserved, immigrant communities by listening to and organizing around their unique challenges. TODEC will expand support in the Coachella Valley by providing access to timely and up-to-date information and communication, know-your-rights education, and legal awareness support to prevent family separation and deportation.

Representative(s): Luz Gallegos, Community Programs Director
Interview Time: 1:50 PM to 2:05 PM

C. Inland Congregations United For Change (ICUC) (Attach. #6a 6b 6c 6d 6e 6f) Action Item
Program Name: The ICUC Coachella Valley Immigrant rights project
Amount requested: $40,000 Awarded first year at $20,000
Reviewers recommendation: $40,000
Review Score/Percentage: 74%
Executive Summary– The Coachella Immigrant Rights project will provide information, know your rights education, rapid response organizing and legal support to immigrants in the Coachella Valley. The collaboration between ICUC congregations, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Rights and the San Bernardino Community Service Center will serve undocumented families and DACA youth.

Representative(s): Tom Dolan, Ph.D, Executive Director Interview
Interview Time: 2:10 PM to 2:25 PM

D. California Partnership (CAP) (Attach. #7a 7b 7c 7d 7e 7f 7g 7h 7i) Action Item Community Partners serves as Fiscal Sponsor
Program Name: Rapid Response Mental Health Therapy and Peer Support
Amount requested: $96,774 Awarded first year at $20,000
Review Score/Percentage: 76%
Reviewers recommendation: No Recommendation
Executive Summary– This grant would expand the CVID rapid response line to refer callers to Jewish Family Services for mental health therapy and to Danza Azteca Citlaltonac’s for peer support. It will also support Get in Motion Entrepreneurs to enhance the reach to raise awareness about mental health services available to immigrants.

Representative(s): Maribel Nunez, Executive Director
Interview Time: 2:30 PM to 2:50 PM

E. Loma Linda University (LLU) Children’s Hospital Foundation (Indio Clinic) (Attach. #8a 8b 8c 8d 8e 8f) Action Item
Program Name: Behavioral Health Services
Amount requested: $60,000 First Time Applicant
Reviewers Score Percentage: 43%
Reviewers recommendation: Did not meet threshold-Not Recommended to re-write Executive Summary– Loma Linda University Children’s Health Indio clinic in seeks to provide behavioral health services to the underserved immigrant population of the Coachella Valley. A large number of those we serve are part of this population and would benefit from culturally sensitive behavioral health services.

Review Time: 2:55 PM to 3:10 PM

VI. Special Funding Request (Attach. #9a 9b 9c 9d 9e 9f 9g) Action Item
Alianza was allowed by the Executive Committee to apply for funding consideration because the request did not fit Small Grant Criteria nor is there a current consideration Request for Proposal open.

Program Name: Community Justice through Restorative Justice Practices
Amount requested: $25,000
Reviewers recommendation: Recommend fund $25,000
Reviewers Score Percentage: 80.4%
Executive Summary
– “Restorative Justice practices have been adopted by school districts across the state, including Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). Restorative Justice aims to achieve a shift from punitive discipline methods to restorative practices that address the root causes of conflict and misbehavior, and in so doing supporting the social-emotional well-being of individuals. Community Justice is born as a natural next step of Alianza’s successful effort to address the social emotional needs of students through restorative justice practices at Coachella Valley Unified School District. With the school district’s second year of training in restorative justice practices in their middle schools, first year in high schools, a desire to expand these practices to our communities has emerged among the parents familiar with restorative justice. Engaging communities in restorative justice can strengthen the effort already started within the schools. The goal of the community justice campaign is to increase the understanding and practice of restorative justice in community settings to shift our community’s response to conflict and misbehavior from punitive to restorative, thus creating alignment between our communities and efforts at our schools.”

The funding requested is for educating parents of students in CVUSD to become familiar with and understand Restorative Justice practices to support this model for better outcomes concerning their children. The request is an effort to obtain funding support to match $100,000 offered by donors to support Alianza’s programs.

Representative(s): Silvia Paz, Executive Director and Maria Paz, Director of External Relations
Interview Time: 3:15 PM to 3:30 PM

VII. Funding Recommendations  Action Item
A. James Irvine Foundation Regranting Funds RFP 2020.1

  1. COFEM – Request $25,000
    Motion:      Second:      Approve:     Oppose:     Abstention Name(s):
  2. TODEC – Request $40,000
    Motion:      Second:      Approve:     Oppose:     Abstention Name(s):
  3. ICUC – Request $40,000
    Motion:      Second:      Approve:     Oppose:      Abstention Name(s):
  1. CAP – Request $ $96,774
    Motion:      Second:      Approve:      Oppose:     Abstention Name(s)
  2. LLU Children’s Hospital Foundation (Indio Clinic) – Request $ 60,000
    Motion:      Second:      Approve:     Oppose:     Abstention Name(s):

B. Special Funding Request Action Item
Alianza – Request $ 25,000

Motion:      Second:      Approve:      Oppose:     Abstention Name(s):

VIII. Grants Review Committee Structure (Attach. #10).    Action Item
Staff Recommendation: To modify Committee Structure to formalize the Scope, Membership and Process of this Committee and recommend to the Board to adopt these changes.

Motion:      Second:      Approve:     Oppose:       Abstention Name(s):

IX. Foundant Update
Update on Foundant and schedule a meeting for software overview.

X. Announcements

XI. Schedule Next meeting
July 13, 2020, 1:30 PM

Standing meeting on the second Monday of the month, 1:30 PM, at RAP Foundation

XII. Meetings for First Half of Fiscal Year 2020/2021
July 13, 2020

August – Dark
September 14, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 9, 2020

XIII. Adjourn

Agenda Posting: Agendas will be posted on the Foundation website – www.rapfoundation.org – a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting date. All public record documents for matters on the open session of the Agenda are available for inspection upon request.

If a public record document that relates to a matter on the open session of the Agenda is distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting date, the public record document shall be available for inspection, at the same time it is distributed, at the address listed above. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.



June 8
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm