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File #: 22-337    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/14/2022 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Parks Director, or the Parks Director's designee, to execute a grant agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for $300,000 in California Climate Investment funds for the Quarry County Park Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Invasive Species Control Project.
Attachments: 1. 20220503_r_21_CNR_CZU_015.pdf, 2. 20220503_a_5GA21108 -Agreement (1) -UPDATED VERSION PENDING!
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: Grant Agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for funding to conduct the Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Invasive Species Control Project at Quarry County Park

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Parks Director, or the Parks Director's designee, to execute a grant agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for $300,000 in California Climate Investment funds for the Quarry County Park Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Invasive Species Control Project.

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BACKGROUND:
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's ("CAL FIRE") California Climate Investment Fund Fire Prevention Grants Program ("Program") provides funding to public agencies and other eligible entities to perform wildfire prevention projects and activities in and near fire threatened communities. Eligible activities include hazardous fuels reduction, wildfire prevention planning, and wildfire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Program is funded through the State of California's General Fund with Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds appropriated by the California Legislature.

In coordination with CAL FIRE's CZU Unit, the San Mateo County Parks Department ("Department") identified hazardous fuel reduction and invasive species control efforts at Quarry County Park as a high priority for funding by the Program. CAL FIRE recommended to the California Northern Region grant program administrator that funding for the Quarry Park Hazardous Fuel and Invasive Species Control Project ("Project") be awarded, and grant funding has been allocated to the Department for Project completion. Because the recommendation was made directly by CAL FIRE, these funds have been directly award...

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