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File #: 20-874    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: Parks & Recreation Commission
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Recommendation on Resolution to Apply for Proposition 68 "Per Capita" Grant Funds available from the California State Department of Parks and Recreation for Maywood Park Rehabilitation
Attachments: 1. Draft Resolution
REPORT TO PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Recommendation on Resolution to Apply for Proposition 68 "Per Capita" Grant Funds available from the California State Department of Parks and Recreation for Maywood Park Rehabilitation

Report
BACKGROUND
On June 5, 2018, state voters approved Proposition 68 (the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018). In July 2020, the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) announced Per Capita Program funding amounts for local governments to rehabilitate existing parks infrastructure (not maintenance) and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors. The City of Santa Clara is eligible for $177,952 from the General Per Capita Program and an additional $78,670 from the Urban County Per Capita Program, for total funds in the amount of $256,622.

In order to receive funds, the City must approve and submit an authorizing resolution to the State, followed by a project application and agreement. The Per Capita grant funds may not supplant existing funds, and a 20% local match is required. The grant application is due by January 31, 2021, with Project completion due December 2023.

One of the City Council pillars is to "enhance community sports, recreation and arts assets." Over the past several years, Santa Clara has prioritized the rehabilitation of parks and recreation facilities to make them more inclusionary, environmentally sustainable, age-friendly, and to provide measurably increased play value while meeting the diverse needs of the increasing resident population. In addition, the City's parks and recreation Facility Condition Assessment (Kitchell, 2018) provided an inventory of existing park buildings and assets in need of rehabilitation/renewal to meet current accessibility, building and safety codes.

The Parks & Recreation Commission, as part of their Work Plan go...

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