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Manteca gives HOPE shelters $200,000 for sewer upgrade
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Federal pass through funds will replace deteriorating sewer lines at the HOPE Family Shelters’ Raymus House on Union Road as well as expand the Manteca Senior Center parking lot.
The Manteca Council approved those and other expenditures using the federal Community Development Block Grant funds that must address the needs of low- to moderate-income persons, eliminate a slum or blight conditions, and resolve an urgent need.
The city received $337,927 in CDBG funds this year.
The HOPE project will receive $200,000 to replace the plumbing at the shelter for women with young children that originally was built as a convalescent hospital.
The city has a long track record of assisting the HOPE Family Shelters. Included was more than $1 million to modernize the family shelter at Yosemite and Sequoia avenues five years ago.
The senior center parking lot expansion project will receive $87,386 in CDBG funds. The work is to the west of the senior center and will require the removal of the shuffle board courts.
Other funding awarded included:
uSan Joaquin County Fair Housing: $10,000 to provide fair housing services for Manteca residents as mandated by the federal Housing & Urban Development department. 
uCity of Manteca Youth Scholarship Program: $7,781 to cover partial scholarships for children of low- to moderate-income to access Parks & Recreation fee-based programs. The family pays 20 to 30 percent of the cost and scholarship funds cover the rest. The funds are expected to assist 60 youth.
uEmergency Food Bank: $4,000 for the mobile farmers’ market program to supply needy households Funds are expected to benefit 128 Manteca residents.
uGive Every Child a Chance: $7,781 for supplies, snacks and health education connected with the tutoring of low- to moderate-income youth.  Funds are expected to benefit 1,400 Manteca youth.
uHOPE Ministries: $7,781 to help continue to provide services for homeless families at two emergency shelters and transitional housing. There are 155 Manteca residents expected to benefit.
uMeals on Wheels: $7,781 to purchase food for those 60 and older who — due to illness or disability — are house bound. Funds will benefit 43 people in Manteca.
uSecond Harvest Food Bank: $7,781 for operational expenses associated with Food Assistance Program, Senior Brown Bag, and Food for Thought. The funds will help assist 12,585 Manteca residents.