FARMINGTON -- The Family Connection Center in Clearfield and the Safe Harbor shelter for victims of domestic abuse were each allocated $22,000 as Davis County officials distributed the Social Services Block Grant money.
The county received $112,218 for the 2011-12 fiscal year, said Scott A. Hess, Davis County planner, who oversees the county's grant application process.
The FCC received $22,000 of that amount for an employment self-sufficiency program offering support to the unemployed or underemployed through case management services, Hess said.
Safe Harbor also received $22,000 to provide services to counteract the generational cycle of domestic violence and reduce the dangerous impact it has on the community, Hess said.
Other recipients of the funds are the Utah Council of the Blind, $6,115 to teach skills to help the recently blind regain independence; Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center, $10,000 for job coaching; and Bountiful Food Pantry, $15,000 for case management to low-income county residents and to assist with housing, transportation, disability, elderly services or emergency food.
Davis Behavioral Health Inc. received $14,000 for a latch-key program to teach life skills to youths in need.
The National Alliance on Mental Health also received $10,000; TURN Community Services, $5,000; and Utah Legal Services, $10,000, to provide an array of information and advice for those experiencing legal problems.
The county used surplus funds from the 2010-11 SSBG funds to meet $114,115 in allocation requests, Hess said.
The SSBG dollars are federal money provided by the Department of Human Services and paid annually to the county through the state, Hess said.