Clean Water Program Now Accepting Grant Applications
The Clean Water Program is inviting applications for the 2019 Community Stewardship Grant (CSG) program. Deadline for submissions is 2PM on June 17, 2019.
Click here for more information, projects funded in the past and to download an application packet.
The Community Stewardship Grant program facilitates community-based actions that enhance and protect the health of local waterways. Proposed projects must be aimed at stormwater pollution prevention in Alameda County and contain a community or public outreach element. Grants are awarded between $1,000 and $5,000 per project. A total of $23,000 may be available.
Eligible applicants include teacher and student groups, youth organizations, homeowners associations, community groups, environmental groups and other non-profit organizations. Activities range from creek restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement projects and litter cleanups to public education through art projects, events, videos, printed materials and in-person outreach.
Over the past 20 years, the Community Stewardship Grant program has funded well over a hundred grassroots projects. Recent sample projects include:
Earth Team worked with students at Skyline High School to analyze water samples and design an outreach campaign about the effects of pet waste on water quality.
Friends of Sausal Creek helped volunteer leaders at 15 sites organize workdays, student field trips, public litter cleanups and trail stewardship events, drawing 1,283 participants over the course of one year.
Golden Gate Audubon produced a 17-minute film with and for youth of diverse background, to inspire and motivate effective ecological stewardship of local wildlife.