Teen group gets $95,000 from Hart

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – After asking for funding for nearly five months, the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project has received $95,000 from the William S. Hart Union High School District. With very little discussion, Hart board members granted the teen counseling group $95,000 – $5,000 more than its original request. The youth project will be required to provide proof of services before receiving payment. District officials will pull funds from a share of the district’s estimated $400,000 discretionary block grant fund. The grant is a one-time funding source that can be spent by the district with few restrictions. “There are certainly other needs, we just haven’t prioritized them yet,” said Hart’s spokeswoman Pat Willett. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The youth project had asked for $90,000 from a counseling grant received by the Hart district but later discovered it was ineligible because of certification requirements. “We are going to be all right,” said Kim Goldman, executive director of the youth project, relieved since only two weeks earlier it looked like the project would close its doors indefinitely. The youth project received a $26,000 donation last week that would have helped keep it afloat through 2006. [email protected] (661) 257-5254last_img read more