Public Safety Grant Writer

In 2023, the Sutter County Grand Jury recommended that the Board of Supervisors should create a Public Safety Grant Writing position to research possible funding opportunities for facility improvements. In 2022, an in-depth analysis of the Sheriff’s Office by an outside firm came to a similar conclusion about the need to hire a professional grant writer. Sheriff Barnes agreed with the Grand Jury report, stating that he recommends the County adds a “Public Safety” grant writing position that would help the Sheriff’s Office, County Fire as well as the Probation Department and District Attorney’s Office. Despite this call for action by the Grand Jury and Sheriff Barnes, the Board of Supervisors has not created the grant writer position. How many millions of dollars is Sutter County missing out on?