[Zero Waste Grant Awards for Fiscal Year 2017-2019]

Resolution approving Department of the Environment Funding Recommendations for Zero Waste grant awards to thirteen organizations in grant cycle period (FY 2017 – 2019)

WHEREAS, The Zero Waste program of the Department of the Environment provides grant funding to non-profit groups; and,

WHEREAS, the Zero Waste grant program is dedicated to funding projects that recover material from San Francisco’s landfill, thereby assisting the City in achieving its goal of zero waste, and achieving this at a low cost per ton of waste diverted; and,

WHEREAS, in addition to helping San Francisco reach its zero waste goals, these grant funded projects achieve a range of co-benefits such as creating jobs, providing classroom materials for educators, securing healthy food and books for low-income San Franciscans, and building community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Commission approves the award of Zero Waste grants, totaling $857,000 to be disbursed during FY 2017-2019 to the following organizations: 


Organization                                                                                     FY 2017-2019          

Asian Pacific American Community Center- (APACC)                         $75,000         

Bio-Link Depot                                                                                              $80,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco                                                       $60,000

Friends of San Francisco Public Library                                                  $40,000         

Garden for the Environment                                                                      $45,000

Literacy for Environmental Justice                                                           $20,000

Recycle for Change                                                                                    $50,000

SCRAP                                                                                                          $67,000

San Francisco Conservation Corps                                                          $75,000

SF State University                                                                                     $60,000                      San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market                                          $100,000

UCSF Office of Sustainability                                                                    $85,000

UCSF Recycling &Waste Reduction, Facilities Services                      $100,000

I hereby certify that this Resolution was adopted at the Commission on the Environment meeting on October 10, 2017.

Anthony Valdez, Commission Secretary

Vote:               4-0 Approved

Ayes:              Commissioners Ahn, Hoyos, Stephenson and Wan.

Noes:              None.

Absent:          Commissioners Bermejo and Wald.