Community and Emergency Preparedness Grants Awarded
Block Action Team (BAT) Leaders and Neighborhood Watch Block Captains celebrated helping connect, care, and prepare their neighborhoods at its annual BAT Appreciation Party. Over 60 people gathered at Hillview Hall for Valentine-themed party hosted by LACF on February 13, 2019.
A highlight of the celebration was the presentation of the first 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 emergency preparedness, and supporting crime prevention.
Over 32 grant applications (representing over 60 BAT co-leaders) were submitted, requesting $44,000 in grants.
Los Altos Community Preparedness Coordinator Ann Hepenstal recognized the winning grant applicants. While 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.