REACH awarded grant to develop jobs plan

San Luis Obispo County supervisors approved a $300,000 grant agreement with REACH (then the Hourglass Project) to develop a jobs roadmap and action plan.

The funding was made possible through Senate Bill (SB) 1090, which was authored by Senator Monning and signed into law by Governor Brown in September 2018 to, in part, ease the local impact of the closure of Diablo Canyon Power Plant on the local community.

The grant funding makes up about 35 percent of the total funding required for the project. Non-governmental agencies and organizations in the private sector are expected to provide most of the remaining funding needed for the project.

“The economic health and vibrancy of our community is critical to this place we all love to call home and our region needs a path forward with the coming closure of Diablo Canyon,” said Guy Savage, Assistant County Administrative Officer. “This project is a public-private partnership that is expected to provide an actionable approach to helping us all work together to restructure and build a stable local economy.”

Read the SLO County news release about the grant.


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