Healthcare District cuts grants from $694K to $500K

At the June 9 board meeting, the board of directors of the Fallbrook Healthcare District was faced with the difficult task of cutting the monetary amount of grants from the fiscal budget for the 2010-2011 year from $694,000 to $500,000.

The directors reviewed and discussed each grant application and deliberated to see how much each of the 14 applicants seeking grant money would receive from the district.

According to Vi Dupre, administrator for the Fallbrook Healthcare District, the board of directors determined at their May 10 general meeting that the amount allocated for the 2010-2011 year would be limited to $500,000.

“The Fallbrook Healthcare District has been hit with reduction in revenue, as has every special district in the state,” said Dupre. “The amount requested is beyond that limit. The task before the board is assuredly a difficult one.”

During the meeting, the board agreed to the following disbursements:

• Cal State San Marcos – School of Nursing: a modified grant of $5,000, a drop from the $10,000 requested

• Fallbrook Family Health Center – Behavioral health: a modified grant of $74,000, a drop from the $80,000 requested

• Fallbrook Family Health Center – Uncompensated care: a modified grant of $74,000, a drop from the $80,000 requested

• Fallbrook Food Pantry: a modified grant of $60,000, a drop from the $80,000 requested

• Fallbrook Smiles – Dental: a modified grant of $9,000, a drop from the $12,000 requested

• Fallbrook Smiles – Diabetes: a modified grant of $45,000, a drop from the $50,000 requested

• Foundation for Senior Care – Care Van: a modified grant of $20,000, a drop from $30,000

• Foundation for Senior Care – Senior Advocate program: a grant of $45,000, meeting the requested amount

• North County CERT: a modified grant of $7,500, a drop from the $15,000 requested

• North County Disabled Services: a modified grant of $5,000, a drop from the $10,000 requested

• NICPP – Youth Advocacy Program: a modified grant of $15,000, a drop from the $26,500 requested

• Palomar Family Counseling Services: a modified grant of $60,000, a drop from the $73,124 requested

• REINS – OTPT program: a modified grant of $35,000, a drop from the $130,750 requested

• Think First: a grant of $11,800, meeting the requested amount.

The grant disbursements totaled $466,300 after the modifications. It was decided that if additional funds were needed, board would distribute some of the Health Fair’s budget for the upcoming year.

“This is not fun to do,” said board president Milt Davies, in response to the cuts. “I feel like King Solomon with the baby and the sword. We just hope that [the nonprofits] will be able to perform to the same level of quality that we have expected from them with what they have been given.”

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5 Responses to "Healthcare District cuts grants from $694K to $500K"

  1. Handler   June 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I just wonder how many of those are meeting the needs of illegal aliens. The district should require all applicants to certify that none of our tax dollars are going to support illegal aliens. Stop the food and the wild birds will go away.

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  2. Whitetrash   June 20, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    You will be glad to know
    county medical services do not go to illegal aliens.
    You most show you have legal status.
    Now that you know; shout your white trash mouth.
    The kids (US citizen)of illegals thats another problem.

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  3. Ray (the real one)   June 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Whitetrash: Actually your incorrect. Many government funded programs go to illegal aliens and especially their "anchor babies". If an illegal alien is treated at Fallbrook Hospital and they pull the "no si habla insurance or denero" line, the hospital bills the county and the people who actually have insurance. Some of the programs funded that contribute to illegals WIC, EBT, Section #8,to name just a few. By giving services and money to "anchors" is just like giving money to their criminal parents. Handler: Talk to someone who actually knows about the costs that illegal aliens to "we the people", me.

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  4. justwondering   June 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Comment #3..when we were seen in the ER we were NOT treated until we came up with a CASH deposit of 500.00. Why arent ALL emergengy room patients demanded that? Because we had no insurance..we are English speaking ..Cant someone out there help with this way outta control giving to those who are not citizens??When is it gonna stop??

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  5. Ray (the real one)   June 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    justwondering: Ever since I started taking my mother to Tri-city hospital and saying so long to the community clinic that calls itself a hospital in Fallbrook, my mother gets the best care, the hospital respects my legal medical power of attorney and I am informed by the staff physician every day. At Fallbrook, I was never notified, Always kept in the dark, forced to file numerous complaints with the state for violations, having some nurses fired for negligence, all this prior to March of 2009. Maybe that was the real reason. Next time go to Tri-City, Palomar or Scrips, no Telemundo on the waiting room televisions.

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