What is a Block Action Team?

Founded by Los Altos resident Sherie Dodsworth in 2013, the Block Action Team (BAT) Program began as an initiative of Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) to improve community preparedness levels and strengthen its ability to respond to disasters. Since 2014, LACF has trained 300 volunteer BAT leaders, with over 2,900 households (approximately 25% of the City of Los Altos) covered by a Block Action Team.

Today, BATs participate in activities to get to know each other, share resources, and create safer and more resilient neighborhoods. They work with Neighborhood Watch Captains for crime prevention, and with Community Emergency Response Team members (CERTs) and HAM radio operators to prepare for emergencies.

Los Altos Community Foundation hosts hour-long BAT training and information sessions throughout the year.

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BATs are also eligible to apply for funding for a City-sponsored neighborhood improvement initiative, the Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant Program (now accepting applications through January 14, 2020!)

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Block Action Teams

Getting Started

BAT Leaders Trained


Los Altos BAT Households