SMBMI Awards Grants to Four San Bernardino County Agencies

Running Springs Fire Department

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded grants to four local agencies working to improve community spaces and facilities near the Serrano ancestral territory and Reservation.

In December 2022, the Tribe granted $1 million to the Running Springs Fire Department for a new fire engine, as well as another $1 million to the city of San Bernardino in October 2022 to help renovate Speicher Park, including ADA restroom improvements, artificial turf additions to the ballfield and new scoreboard installation.

Additionally, SMBMI granted $725,000 in September 2022 to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection for a fire bulldozer and trailer and $260,000 to the city of Highland for a joint fire-training facility in March 2023. These grants were dedicated to community public safety efforts and well-being as well as enhancing overall conditions for fellow surrounding communities.