District 5, Bill Horn
Supervisor Bill Horn has awarded grants to nearly 350 different organizations. There is no clear priority in his grant giving, although Horn has favored volunteer fire departments and fire protection districts in the unincorporated areas of his district. Six of the top 10 largest recipients of Horn’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants are county departments and funds, including the top two.
Horn also has helped finance several libraries in his district, most notably the Fallbrook Library. In addition to the almost $1 million to Friends of the Fallbrook Library, Horn gave the library itself $342,000 over three grants.
Boys & Girls Clubs are repeat grant recipients. Five of the top six most frequent recipients are clubs; four have received grants in 10 of the past 16 years.
Horn generally has increased the number of grants during election periods, with a couple of exceptions. The number of grants awarded during fiscal years 2005-2006 and 2007-2008, were the highest for Horn during the past 16 years.