The grants provide funding for community-based projects that enhance and protect the health of local creeks, wetlands, lakes, beaches and other waterways in Alameda County. Proposed projects must be aimed at reducing pollutants that enter the storm drain system and end up in waterways such as litter, garden chemicals, automotive products etc. Projects must also contain a community or public outreach element.
Grants amounts awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000 per project. The total available budget is $25,000.
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 improvement and litter cleanups to public education.
The deadline for submissions is April 12. For details and to download an application packet visit www.cleanwaterprogram.org/grants.