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City grant to help Downtown SLO, CAPSLO address homelessness

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 17:34:44-05

Downtown SLO, the nonprofit focused on economic vitality in downtown San Luis Obispo, is partnering with CAPSLO (Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County) to address homelessness in the downtown area.

The City of San Luis Obispo is reportedly providing a one-year, $30,000 grant for CAPSLO homeless outreach workers to work 20 hours per week in the downtown area.

The outreach workers will work with homeless individuals to connect them with various resources and services.

Officials say the funding will also support a new "Social Enterprise" program.

According to Downtown SLO, the program "will provide job training through supplemental Downtown cleaning activities performed by individuals currently or recently experiencing homelessness."

It's expected to launch in early 2021.

The city's grant includes a 50% matching grant challenge of $28,750. Anyone who'd like to help support the program can make a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Downtown SLO.