FAIRFIELD — Solano County plans to ask the state for $2 million to develop a First 5 Heart in Fairfield.
It was certainly one of three legislative proposals authorized Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The others are to proceed to offset the prices of Covid-19 on agriculture, and to develop the Household Stabilization Program in Well being and Social Companies.
“Kids in Solano County fare worse than youngsters within the state total on a number of indicators of kid and household well-being, together with the proportion of infants born at a wholesome beginning weight, the proportion of 3- and 4-year olds enrolled in pre-school, and third-grade math and studying proficiency charges,” a legislative proposal authorized Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors states.
The proposal notes a particular space of Fairfield the place the kids are at the next threat.
“The mannequin for this heart relies upon the Vallejo First 5 Heart, which began delivering companies in 2020 and is already demonstrating vital optimistic outcomes for each the households and the group,” the proposal states. “This heart in Fairfield shall be positioned in a neighborhood with excessive poverty charges and can make the most of an revolutionary place-based technique to supply college readiness and early intervention packages for kids; and, coordinated companies and sources for folks and households.”
First 5 would commit $600,000 yearly towards the middle, the proposal doc states.
The county can also be asking the U.S. Division of Agriculture to proceed its Coronavirus Meals Help Program because it applies to native growers.
The proposal notes that the second spherical of funding by means of the Coronavirus Meals Help Program expired Dec. 1. The primary two rounds totaled $30 billion. The county is asking this system be prolonged to “advocate for continued inclusion of specialty crops grown in Solano like almonds, walnuts, tomatoes and grapes.”
The ultimate proposal would enable the county to additional intervene in youngster welfare points as they relate to parental neglect. Greater than 40% of kid welfare referrals relate to youngster neglect, and sometimes associated to poverty.
Addressing these points extra constantly, the county contends, will resolve most of the issues.
Solano County Well being and Social Companies want to develop its Household Stabilization Program in Employment and Eligibility to behave in its place response to neglect referrals that aren’t egregious coming into Youngster Welfare Companies, the proposal states.
“Household stabilization will be capable of help households with housing and wrap-around companies to handle the dearth of sources households going through issues of neglect typically cope with,” the proposal states.