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File #: 19-0070   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 1/29/2019
Title: Adopt a Resolution to Accept Six Grant Awards from the California Public Utilities Commission's California Advanced Services Fund (CASF), Approve Budget Modification No 17 for a total of $313,446 and Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Required Grant Documents for Each Grant Award
Attachments: 1. Grant Award Letters, 2. Resolution
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution to Accept Six Grant Awards from the California Public Utilities Commission's California Advanced Services Fund (CASF), Approve Budget Modification No 17 for a total of $313,446 and Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Required Grant Documents for Each Grant Award

Report
BACKGROUND
In 2018, the City of Sunnyvale and the Sunnyvale School District (SSD) entered into an agreement to jointly fund a grant writer position. This position was established to pursue funding in support of the Columbia Neighborhood Center (CNC) service area. This area is recognized as one of the City's most diverse and economically-challenged communities. A CNC Joint Task Force (comprised of City and School District representatives) meets on a quarterly basis to review CNC programming and to develop strategic direction for CNC operations as provided for in the CNC agreement between the parties. In this capacity, the CNC Task Force identified the following four strategic priorities for grants seeking: 1) Promoting academic success for low-income youth; 2) Closing the digital divide; 3) Expanding enrichment opportunities; and 4) Healthy Youth/Healthy Families.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established the CASF for the purposes of supporting broadband adoption programs in communities with low broadband access. CASF grants may be used to support projects in two areas: 1) Digital Inclusion Projects that provide digital literacy training and public education to communities with limited broadband adoption and 2) Broadband Access Projects that provide publicly available or after-school broadband access that may include free broadband access in community training rooms or other public spaces.

Six schools in the Sunnyvale School District (Bishop Elementary, Columbia Middle, Ellis Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, San Miguel Elementary, and Vargas Elementary) were identified as meeting the grant eligibility criteria. As...

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