FAIRFIELD — The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has agreed to donate $1 million to Solano County to implement four projects through the end of 2024.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, as part of its consent calendar, approved the intergovernmental agreement with the tribe and approved an appropriation transfer recognizing the unanticipated revenue.

“Over the past seven years, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has provided $6.75 million in funding to help people in need throughout Solano County. This partnership has funded programs such as Vibe Solano, the Mobile Food Pharmacy, Helping Families with Basic Needs, the Vallejo First 5 Center, High School Diplomas for Adults, increasing access to transportation for seniors, transition support for at-risk youth, and promoting youth workforce development,” the staff report to the board states.

“Numerous families throughout Solano County have benefitted from these programs and the programs have evolved to meet the needs of the residents of Solano County,” the report added.

The four projects, as outlines in the staff report, are:

• Helping Families: Support for Helping Families with Basic Needs and services at the Vallejo First 5 Center.

• Mobile Food Pharmacy and Food Rx: Bring healthy and nutritious food to those in need via health clinics and throughout Solano County.

• VibeSolano: Innovative equity engagement to reduce health disparities by improving the health outcomes of those who otherwise may fall through the cracks.

• Transition Support for At Risk Youth: Preparing youth to transition out of the juvenile justice system by providing them Chromebooks, mentoring, housing support, and more.

In other action, the board:

• Recognized Peter Duch, Department of Health and Social Services, Administrative Support Bureau, courier, upon his retirement after more than 25 years with Solano County.

• Appointed Christina Love to the Solano County Fair Association board of directors, representing District 4, for a term to expire on March 12, 2028.

• Appointed Samuel Benson to serve as an alternate member of the Solano County Assessment Appeals Board to fill an unexpired term through Sept. 1, 2025.

• Appointed Dick Vanderkous to the Suisun Resource Conservation District board of directors to complete the remainder of the term ending Nov. 27, 2026.

• Appointed Derek Abel, Tom Atwood, Doug Bartman and Donnie Reeve to the Reclamation District No. 2136 board of trustees for terms to expire at noon on Dec. 1, 2027.

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