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FRAQMD Mini Grant Program

Grants to California Organizations, Businesses, Individuals, Agencies,
and Schools to Reduce Car Usage in Yuba and Sutter Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD)

Deadline Date:

05/31/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,000 to California organizations, businesses, individuals, public agencies, and schools for projects and public education programs to reduce motor vehicle emissions in Yuba and Sutter Counties. Funding is intended to support projects that have a relatively low cost and quick turnaround.

Examples of eligible projects for the Mini Grant Program include:

- May Is Bike Month energizer stations for May 2019 in Yuba/Sutter Counties (Up to $100 per station)
- The purchase of flags to initiate the School Flag Program ( Up to 100% cost of flags); for more information: http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=school_flag_program.index
- Funding for publicly accessible bicycle racks (Up to 100% cost of racks)
- Grants for teachers to provide air quality curriculums
- “Kickstarter” grants for larger bicycle and pedestrian projects
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148635

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The Mini Grant will allow up to $100 as a reimbursement to a Energizer Stations project.
- The Mini Grant will reimburse a commercial property owner or public agency 100% of the cost to purchase and install one or more bicycle racks or electric vehicle charging stations, up to $2,000.
- No individual project can receive more than $2,000.

Term of Contract:

All projects should be completed and Post Event Wrap Ups submitted to the FRAQMD within one year from Application approval.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Projects should not be for personal gain or required by any law, statue, or court order. Projects that may result in a conflict of interest will not be funded.

Projects must provide a benefit to the general population of Sutter and Yuba counties and should not be for the primary benefit of the individual or organization submitting the application.

Companies, organizations, public agencies, individuals, and schools may apply.

For Publicly Accessible Bicycle Racks or Electric Vehicle Charging Station projects, the racks/stations must be easily accessible to the general public, located where the public would utilize a them (not a personal residence), and located within Yuba or Sutter counties. If a commercial property renter is applying, you must submit written proof that you have gained the permission of the property owner to install the rack.

Pre-Application Information:

Interested applicants can apply for a Mini Grant beginning 8:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2019, or whenever funding has been fully allocated.

FRAQMD will review the Application and send you a letter specifying whether the Application is approved, requesting more information, or denying the Application within 15 business days.

FRAQMD will have your check available in approximately two weeks after the submittal of the Post Event Wrap Up.

For specific application procedures for Energizer Stations, School Flag Programs, and Publicly Accessible Bicycle Racks and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, see the guidelines: https://www.fraqmd.org/files/66db7bbbd/Guidelines+2018-19.pdf#page=2

Contact Information:

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

Completed Applications should be delivered to the FRAQMD office:

541 Washington Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991

Sondra Spaethe, FRAQMD Air Quality Planner
(530) 634-7659 ext 210
sspaethe@fraqmd.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Yuba and/or Sutter counties