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File #: 19-0845   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 10/8/2019
Title: Adopt a Resolution Approving Application(s) for "Per Capita" Grant Funds from the California State Department of Parks and Recreation
Attachments: 1. Resolution
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution Approving Application(s) for "Per Capita" Grant Funds from the California State Department of Parks and Recreation


BACKGROUND
The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation has statewide grant funds available for local governments to rehabilitate, create and improve local parks on a per capita basis. This grant program originates from Proposition 68 (the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018), approved by state voters in June 2018. The funds are available to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors. Sixty percent of the funds are allocated to local governments based on population with a minimum allocation of $200,000.

To be eligible, projects must be for recreational purposes, either acquisition or development, and grantees are encouraged to partner with other grantees on projects. The Per Capita grant funds must be used to supplement existing expenditures, rather than replace them.

To apply for this non-competitive grant opportunity, the Per Capita program requires that Council adopt the attached Resolution and submit it no later than November 1, 2019. The complete grant application must be submitted by January 31, 2020.

EXISTING POLICY
General Plan, Chapter 3, Goal LT-9, "Adequate and Balanced Open Space - provide and maintain adequate and balanced open space and recreation facilities for the benefit of maintaining a healthy community based on community needs and the ability of the city to finance, construct, maintain, and operate these facilities now and in the future."

Council Policy 7.1.5, "Grants, Donations, Contributions and Sponsorships"

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
Adopting a resolution authorizing staff to submit a grant application alone does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to...

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