Multi-county partnerships saving county and University funds
Scott Oneto, the director of the first UC Cooperative Extension multi-county partnership UCCE Central Sierra, told the Amador County Board of Supervisors that the new organizational structure has saved participating counties and University funds while supporting local programs, reported Jim Reece on TSPNTV.com in Amador County.
Four counties contributed funds to the partnership: Amador County, $134,000; Calaveras County, $148,000; Tuolumne County, $144,000; and El Dorado County, $270,000. The 2011-2012 budget also included $590,000 in grants, $450,000 in federal and state funding and $110,000 in fundraising and indirect county funding, Oneto reported to the Board.
In all, UCCE Central Sierra ended the year with a budget of $3.025 million. The complete 2011-2012 Annual Report is available online (pdf).