2013 Grant Cycle: DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
Altamont Settlement Agreement Education Advisory Board
A. What are the objectives of the Education Advisory Board?
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);
- Community education through waste prevention and recycling education programs;
- Job training in the field of waste prevention and recycling.
B. What categories do the Board fund and how much money is available in each category?
The Educational Advisory Board offers mini-grants, ranging from $500-$3,000 each, and project grants, which average approximately $20,000 each, with a maximum request of $50,000. Please note, due to lower funding levels this grant category is expected to be very competitive. In addition, no more than (3) applications will be considered from one applicant.
C. What amount of money can an applicant expect and what are the terms?
The length of grants is one year for mini-grants as well as for project grants. The Board will also consider multiple-year grants (up to three years). If applying for a multiple-year grant, applicants must provide justification and an annual budget and schedule. A limited number of multiple-year grants in excess of $50,000 will be considered.
D. Who is Eligible to Apply?
Grant money is limited to individuals and organizations serving citizens of Alameda County and the cities of San Ramon and San Francisco, with the exception of franchise waste haulers.
Past grant recipients have included teachers, schools, school districts, student councils, PTAs, individuals and non-profit organizations.
E. What is the Process for Applying?
Mini-grant applicants must submit a mini-grant application, enclosed with this packet and also available online. Applications must be received by Friday, April 19, 2013. Please check the EAB website altamonteab.org for availability of additional funds.
Project grant applicants must submit a project grant application, enclosed with this packet and also available online, and must also include other requested information by the deadline of Friday, April 19, for the 2013 calendar year.
Multi-year grants must submit a project grant application, enclosed with this packet and also available online. Multi-year grants must also include justification and an annual budget and schedule. Requested information must be submitted by the deadline of Friday, April 19, 2013.
Funding will be awarded to successful applicants as resources allow; notification will be on or before May 31, 2013.
F. What is the Board’s Discrimination Policy?
Pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973, the Altamont Education Advisory Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in the provision of any activities, programs, or grants.
G. How Will Applications be evaluated?
- Does the applicant meet the Board’s eligibility requirements?
- How well does the request meet one or more objectives of the Advisory Board?
- Are the project goals and tasks clear and concise?
- Are the project tasks, timeline, and budget realistic?
- Is the applicant qualified to accomplish the project?
- Does the project leverage other public and private resources?
- Will the project’s deliverables be useful or transferable to others?
Where Do We Send Our Proposal?
Applications can be submitted online at altamonteab.org, via email, by mail or hand- delivered to:
Sharon Arnerich, Staff Liaison Altamont Education Advisory Board
3500 Robertson Park Road
Livermore, CA 94550