FARMINGTON -- Ten Davis agencies will receive grant money from Davis County as part of the annual pass-through social services block grant funds it administers.
The county is receiving $113,389, with $10,389 of that total being used to administer the program, Davis County Planner Scott A. Hess reported Tuesday to the county commission.
"It's an annual grant with different recipients each year," he said.
Those programs receiving funds this year include the Family Connection Center in Clearfield, 20,000; Safe Harbor Crisis Center in Kaysville, $15,000; and the Davis Community Learning Center in Clearfield, $11,500.
The Family Connection Center will be using the grant it receives to maintain the truck the center uses to pick up and distribute food, FCC Director of Development Daneen Adams said.
"Without our trucks, we couldn't help the other agencies," Adams said.
The money will be used to insure the trucks, put new tires on them and provide compensation for a warehouse staff member who works in the FCC food bank in Layton.
Other programs receiving funds were the Utah Council of the Blind, $11,000; and the Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield and Bountiful Community Food Pantry, each to receive $10,000.
Davis Behavioral Health will receive $9,000; Davis Head Start, $6,500; and Catholic Community Services in Ogden and AAA Fair Credit Foundation in Salt Lake City are to receive $5,000 each.
Hess said the Ogden and Salt Lake City agencies are receiving funds from Davis County because of the "bleed over" of county residents using those two service providers.
The social services grant money is a federal program administered at the state level and funded based on county population, Hess said.
"It's a true block grant, where the funding is flexible," he said of what the federal funds can be used for.
A rating committee consisting of "community stake holders" reviews the funding request. They also have the applicant come in for an interview prior to the committee prioritizing the applications using summaries provided by United Way as a guideline, Hess said.
The intent of the funding is to help low- to moderate-income families by giving funds to those service providers that can give the county the most "bang for their buck," Hess said.
What the county received this year in funding is a few hundred dollars less than what it received last year, Hess said.
"It's a lesser amount of money, but it has been pretty stable," he said.
Davis County has administered the SSBG funds for the past two years. Before that United Way administered the program before requesting the county take over the program, he said.