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Altamont Education Advisory Board

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03/05/21 Receipt


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations, public agencies, schools, and individuals for projects in eligible regions that promote recycling and waste prevention. Priority will be given to projects that address the culture of waste prevention and recycling in schools. Eligible applicants are those that serve citizens of Alameda County and the City of San Ramon, with the exception of franchise waste haulers.

The objectives of the Education Advisory Board are to promote waste prevention and recycling, job training and education through:
  • Waste prevention and recycling programs that serve schools (recycling supplies, program materials and other education activities such as field trips);
  • Projects in: waste prevention, source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and procurement of recycled content products;
  • The Education Advisory Board is especially interested in supporting school projects in food waste prevention, food donation, and organics separation pursuant to Senate Bill 1383;
  • Projects that provide a learning opportunity for students and/or the community and projects that result in high quality recovered materials and products are prioritized;
  • Priority will be given to programs that change the culture/behavior of waste prevention and recycling in schools;
  • Community education through waste prevention, source-separation and recycling education programs;
  • Job training and internships in the field of waste prevention and recycling. This grant year, the Education Advisory Board will not be considering grants for job training programs in general retail or construction.

The following categories of funding are available: 

Mini-Grants: The mini-grant program awards between $500-$3,000 to all eligible projects that meet award criteria up to the funding allocation amount. In 2019-20, mini-grants supported environmental science programs and school recycling and composting infrastructure projects.

Project Grants: The project grant program would award competitive grants up to $50,000 for projects that would make significant contributions to the development of sustainable diversion education programs and job training in waste prevention and recycling. Types of projects could include: curriculum development, district-wide diversion education programs, job training programs, and community-based programs.

Multiple Year Grants: Multiple year grants allow applicants for the project grant program, to propose multiple year grants for up to three years of on-going support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127688

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Mini-Grants: $500-$3,000
- Project Grants: Average approximately $20,000 each, with a maximum request of $50,000
- Multiple Year Grants: A limited number of multiple-year grants in excess of $50,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

- Multiple Year Grants: Up to three years of on-going support
- Mini-Grants and Project Grants: The grant objectives for the mini-grants and project grants should be accomplished within the 2021-2022 grant year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant money is limited to individuals and organizations serving citizens of Alameda County and the city of San Ramon, with the exception of franchise waste haulers.

Past grant recipients have included teachers, schools, school districts, student councils, PTAs, individuals and non-profit organizations.

The Board will not fund hand dryers, water stations, battery chargers, document readers or gardening equipment.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by Friday, March 5, 2021.

No more than (3) applications will be considered from one applicant.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications can be submitted via email to:

Altamont Education Advisory Board
ATTN: Lauren Arnerich
4393 Stoneridge Road
​Banta, CA 95304


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