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File #: 19-261    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2019 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 3/26/2019 Final action: 3/26/2019
Title: Adopt resolutions authorizing: A) The Director of Public Works or his/her duly authorized representative to submit grant applications and required supporting documents for funding opportunities that are consistent with Department of Public Works projects; and B) Submittal of a grant application and required supporting documents to the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways for grant funding from their Shoreline Erosion Control Program in the amount of $1,463,765 for the Mirada Road Pedestrian Bridge Replacement and Bank Stabilization Project.
Attachments: 1. 20190326_r_reso1_DBW Grant Authorization Mirada Road_Final, 2. 20190326_r_reso2_DBW Grant Authorization Mirada Road_Final
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Subject: Authorization of Grant Applications in Connection with County of San Mateo Department of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt resolutions authorizing:

A) The Director of Public Works or his/her duly authorized representative to submit grant applications and required supporting documents for funding opportunities that are consistent with Department of Public Works projects; and

B) Submittal of a grant application and required supporting documents to the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways for grant funding from their Shoreline Erosion Control Program in the amount of $1,463,765 for the Mirada Road Pedestrian Bridge Replacement and Bank Stabilization Project.

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BACKGROUND:
The Department continually works to identify applicable grant or funding opportunities that support existing and anticipated projects. These projects generally relate to maintaining and improving County maintained roadway infrastructure and its appurtenances. Typically, a grant application must include documentation from the applicant's governing body authorizing submittal of a grant application.

DISCUSSION:
Grant opportunities have varying requirements and application timelines. The grant application and approval process has become more complex and an agency's success in acquiring grant funds can depend, in part, on having the required documents and approvals prior to grant application submittal. Grant application timelines often do not provide adequate time to obtain Governing Body approval within the application time frame.

The Department is recommending that your Board approve and authorize the submission of grant applications as appropriate grant opportunities are available for projects that maintain and improve the County maintained roadway infrastructure and its appurtenances. A ...

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