Apply by April 22: Grants up to $5K
The Clean Water Program is inviting applications for the 2020 Community Stewardship Grant program. Deadline for submissions is 2PM on April 22, 2020.
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 $500 and $5,000 per project. A total of $23,000 may be available. Application deadline is April 22, 2020 at 2:00PM.
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.
For more information, projects funded in the past and to download an application packet, CLICK HERE.
Over the past 20+ years, the Community Stewardship Grant program has funded well over a hundred grassroots projects. Recent sample projects include:
- I Heart Oakland-Alameda Estuary mobilized boaters, kayakers and others active in the estuary for an on-the-water cleanup that removed over 2,000 lbs of debris from beaches inaccessible on foot.
- 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.
- 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.