There were 3 Board Initiated Projects during the 2011 grant cycle.
Project-Grant #: 11-33 David Darlington, Environmental Education for Kids! (EEK!), Livermore, East County, $40,000.00 - The EEK! Program’s primary goal is to expose students to the issues of solid waste and to give them the power to reduce and divert as much of their solid waste from the landfill while at school and at home. This grant will provide funding for 210 classroom presentations reaching 5,000 students.
Project-Grant #: 11-34 Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), OUSD Green Glove Waste Reduction Program, Oakland, West County, $43,720.00 - This proposal builds on the lessons learned from the districts previous efforts and over the next three years will create a sustainable, effective, district wide waste reduction program. A school Board policy to achieve 75% diversion from landfills by 2015 and a 90% reduction by 2020 will provide the foundation for this effort. The Green Gloves Waste Reduction Program creates a framework for standardizing waste reduction efforts across OUSD.
Project-Grant #: 11-35 StopWaste.org, Sustainability Intern Program, Oakland, West County, $28,500.00 - With these funds, StopWaste.org staff will hire and place interns in the EAB’s designated city/school district and will incorporate those interns into the agency’s existing intern training program.
The total 2011 Expenditure Plan budget of $102,500 for Board Initiated grants was approved by the Board along with the option to carry over all unexpended funds from previous grant years and expend if necessary. Funds from previous years were expended, and a total of $112,220.00 in Board Initiated grants were awarded.
There were 2 Board Initiated Projects during the 2010 grant cycle.
Grant #: 10-40, StopWaste.org, Sustainability Intern Program, Oakland, West County, $228,000.00 - With these grant funds, StopWaste.org will work with city/school district and ACOE staff to hire interns and will provide a month long training along with twice-monthly training events to provide interns with the opportunity to expand their sustainability knowledge base and their exposure to a range of sustainability policies and practices. StopWaste.org will be using a non-profit organization to do the hiring and payroll for the interns. Host agency staff will supervise interns on a daily basis and engage them in additional sustainability work areas depending on their work flow with teachers and students in their jurisdiction.
Marsha Jones, Board Member, Reimbursement for RU 14 Update Workshop, $133.60 – Board members voted on and approved the reimbursement of fees acquired while attending the RU 14 workshop.
There were no Board Initiated Projects during the 2009 grant cycle.
There were no Board Initiated Projects during the 2008 grant cycle.
There were no Board Initiated Projects during the 2007-2008 grant cycle.