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File #: 19-862    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/22/2019 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County of San Mateo to accept a grant in the amount of $500,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and further authorize the Director of the Office of Sustainability or his/her designee to enter into the grant agreement and procure design services for regional stormwater capture systems and identification of additional regional project opportunities for an amount not to exceed $500,000; and B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request recognizing $500,000 in grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to fund design services for regional stormwater capture systems.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_EPA Grant.pdf, 2. 20190917_a_EPA Grant, 3. 20190917_atr_EPA Grant.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5th

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Jim Eggemeyer, Director of Office of Sustainability

Subject: Grant Funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Regional Stormwater Capture Design

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the County of San Mateo to accept a grant in the amount of $500,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and further authorize the Director of the Office of Sustainability or his/her designee to enter into the grant agreement and procure design services for regional stormwater capture systems and identification of additional regional project opportunities for an amount not to exceed $500,000; and

B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request recognizing $500,000 in grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to fund design services for regional stormwater capture systems.

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BACKGROUND:
In December 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF), a competitive grant program to protect and restore San Francisco Bay by improving water quality and restoring aquatic habitat in the Bay and its watersheds. A FY 2019 Request for Proposals was released on October 10, 2018, with a 50 percent funding match and preference given to proposals that benefit disadvantaged communities. For the grant, emphasis was placed on multi-objective, multi-benefit projects that result in direct and measurable water quality improvements.

In December 2018, the Office of Sustainability (OOS) submitted a grant proposal to the U.S. EPA for the Water Quality Improvement Fund FY 2018 Request for Proposals. Letters of support from City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG), City of Redwood City, City of San Bruno, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier were included with the submission. In March 2019, the EPA notified the County of San Mate...

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