Community and Emergency Preparedness Grants Awarded
Block Action Team (BAT) Leaders along with Neighborhood Watch Block Captains celebrated their work in helping connect, care, and prepare their neighborhoods at its annual BAT Appreciation Party hosted by LACF on February 13. Over 60 community members gathered at Hillview Hall to socialize and enjoy Valentine-themed treats.
A highlight of the celebration was the public announcement – and presentation – of the first-ever Community and Emergency Preparedness Grants by the City of Los Altos.
Targeted to eligible Los Altos residents active in a BAT or Neighborhood Watch program, the grants focused on helping strengthen connections in the community, improving neighborhood emergency preparedness, and supporting crime prevention efforts.
Over 32 grant applications (representing over 60 BAT co-leaders) were submitted, requesting $44,000 in grants, which surpassed the $20,000 budget.
Los Altos Community Preparedness Coordinator Ann Hepenstal recognized the grant applicants and announced the grants. Mayor Lynette Lee Eng, Police Chief Andy Galea, and LACF Executive Director Joe Eyre joined Ann in thanking the volunteers for their efforts to make Los Altos an even better place to call home.
The Block Action Team (BAT) Program is a managed program of
Los Altos Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Los Altos.
Thanks to Jim Allen for taking the photos.