Suisun City Receives $2.3M Grant for Police Activities League
Published on May 02, 2023
Suisun City Parks, Recreation and Marina Department received word that the city was successful in our application for funding for the creation and operation of a Police Activities League through the Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant. The $2.3 million grant, awarded over five years, will fund youth prevention and intervention programs focused on helping young people under the age of 21 build the skills and competencies they need to become successful adults. The programs will address substance use and addiction, promote healthy behaviors and environments, and minimize the harms associated with substance use.
"We are thrilled to have received this grant funding for our youth development and prevention programs," said Mayor Alma Hernandez. "Investing in the future of our children is always a top priority for our city, and this grant will allow us to provide even more opportunities for our young people to grow and thrive."
The Recreation, Parks, and Marina Department will be implementing the Suisun City Police Activities League, which will include leadership programs, education opportunities, enrichment activities, and field trips. The program will also build relationships between law enforcement officers and young people in the community.
"We're excited to see the positive impacts that the Suisun City Police Activities League will have on our community's youth," said Deputy City Manager Kris Lofthus. "As a former Executive Director of a local Police Activities League chapter, I've seen firsthand how these programs can change lives. This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people in our community to learn, grow, and connect with others from across California and the nation."
Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant Program funds are generated by state revenues from cannabis sales as a part of the implementation of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). This grant funding is only available to local government agencies that have not banned both indoor and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products.
City Manager Greg Folsom added, "The Suisun City Police Activities League will be a great addition to our community and to the opportunities we can offer to the youth of Suisun City. We're grateful to the Board of State and Community Corrections for recognizing the importance of these programs and awarding us this grant."
For more information about the program or to get involved, contact the Recreation, Parks, and Marina Department at (707) 421-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the Press Release, click here: Police Activities League (PAL) Grant(PDF, 130KB)