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File #: 19-1200   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/3/2019
Title: Adopt a Resolution Enabling the City of Sunnyvale to Submit Application(s) for all CalRecycle Grants for Which the City of Sunnyvale is Eligible
Attachments: 1. Authorizing Resolution
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution Enabling the City of Sunnyvale to Submit Application(s) for all CalRecycle Grants for Which the City of Sunnyvale is Eligible

Report
BACKGROUND
The City is eligible for Organics Grant Program funding administered by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). CalRecycle distributes funds through this program via a competitive application process. Selected projects receive reimbursement for eligible project costs incurred after the agreement execution date.

The application for CalRecycle grants requires a Council resolution that authorizes the submittal of the application for such grants, identifies the time period for which the authorizations are valid, and identifies the individual authorized to execute such agreements.

EXISTING POLICY
Council Policy 7.1.5 Donations, Contributions and Sponsorships:
The City Manager may apply for grants of any dollar amount, but shall notify the Council when grants are being pursued. Council approval of a budget modification to appropriate grant monies is required before funds can be expended by staff. Such a budget modification shall include the use to which the grant would be placed; the objectives or goals of the City which will be achieved through use of the grant; the local match required, if any, plus the source of the local match; any increased cost to be locally funded upon termination of the grant; and the ability of the City to administer the grant.

Council Fiscal Policy 7.11 Enterprise Fund Policies, 1.1b.3: Local, state and federal funding sources, such as grants and contributions, should be pursued for utility-related capital improvement projects consistent with City priorities.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
Application for these CalRecycle funds is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061 (b) (3) as the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA a...

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