Agenda Item Title:
Authorize staff to apply for and accept if awarded the Pollution Reduction Planning Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Jamie Toennies, Grants Manager
Agenda Item Summary:
The purpose is to submit a grant request for the EPA’s Pollution Reduction Planning Grant. The goal of the grant is for cities and states to develop action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across multiple sectors (solid waste, transportation, water, etc.). The deliverables are to develop a Priority Climate Action Plan (year 1), Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (year 2), and a final Status Report (year 4) for the city. This project should support the work of the City’s Sustainability Coordinator. Strings: Rapid City is only eligible for these funds if the state opts not to accept their allocation.
Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):
Funding Source & Fiscal Impact Notes:
US Environmental Protection Agency. Fiscal impact - We can collect indirect costs. No match required. There will be opportunities for implementation grants later this year (but only if we are part of a planning grant).
Origination Recommendation Action: