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SLO Co. to grant $90K for 2020 beautification project

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 29, 2020

San Luis Obispo County officials are asking local non-profits to apply for a one-time grant that would help beautify unincorporated areas in the county.

The county says eligible projects can include trails, public art, benches or decorative landscaping. Applications are due by March 19.

The County Board of Supervisors allocated $90,000 for this grant program that will enhance cultural, environmental, recreational, or historical resources in the county.

Officials say all applications should include specific details about the project and its overall budget. They say the focus should be on the outcome and its benefit to the community.

The County’s Tourism Business Improvement District (CBID) will help review applications and give feedback to the Board of Supervisors.

Last year the county awarded grants to seven of the nine proposed projects, which included a native habitat restoration project in San Simeon, new renovation of the entryway to Rios Caledonia Adobe, repair and upgrade of the Mission Street sidewalk gardens in San Miguel, creation of art to be placed around Oceano, and renovations to the Maggetti House in Cambria.

Anyone interested in applying can visit the county's website at Beautification/Infrastructure Grants.