The Butte Strong Fund committee approved several grants this month.


According to a Butte Strong Fund press release:


The Trauma and Grief Recovery program requested $25,000 for a 10 week counseling program for 14 to 18 year olds and the cost for running trauma and grief support groups.


A grant of $21,219 will cover wages and benefits for a part-time case manager, which will help the Jesus Center to take on more Camp Fire cases.


Butte County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit received a grant for $50,000 that will allow the department to add two K-9 units and provide a basic handler course for two officers.


$50,000 went to the Peg Taylor Center to partially cover salaries and benefits for a program director, administrator, assistant administrator, social workers, therapeutic activity coordinator and nurses.


Another $50,000 was requested from Resilience Resources for group counseling for people distressed by the Camp Fire.


The Paradise Symphony was given $12,000 to cover facility rentals for four concerts at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.


Nearly $49,700 was granted to Forest Therapy for Community Recovery to cover costs to develop a pilot project to provide forest therapy guide certifications to local mental health professionals and other health and wellness service providers. This in order to provide guided forest therapy sessions for at least 450 Camp Fire survivors.


Camp Fire Acupuncture Program, Phase II of Chico Community Acupuncture was given $25,000 grant to provide about 1,000 free acupuncture treatments to 200 to 300 individuals.


With the latest grants, the North Valley Community Foundation has granted $27.5 million for community recovery through the Butte Strong Fund, Camp Fire Relief Fund and donor-designated funds.