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File #: 20-1346    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/2/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Environmental Management Department recommending the Board: 1) Find that a public benefit is derived from establishing new, or expanding existing, food waste prevention programs to assist County residents who are experiencing food insecurity while also reducing the amount of recoverable and edible food that would otherwise be disposed of in landfills; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Funding Agreement 3883 with the Food Bank of El Dorado County for the purchase of and reimbursement for various equipment, supplies, and personnel expenses to further expand its food collection and donation programs, effective upon final execution by both parties through April 1, 2021, in the amount of $254,605, with funding provided by the 2017-18 Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program. FUNDING: Non-General Fund / State of California, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 2. B - Funding Agreement 3883 with Food Bank, 3. Executed Agreement 3883
Related files: 18-0500
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Environmental Management Department recommending the Board:
1) Find that a public benefit is derived from establishing new, or expanding existing, food waste prevention programs to assist County residents who are experiencing food insecurity while also reducing the amount of recoverable and edible food that would otherwise be disposed of in landfills; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Funding Agreement 3883 with the Food Bank of El Dorado County for the purchase of and reimbursement for various equipment, supplies, and personnel expenses to further expand its food collection and donation programs, effective upon final execution by both parties through April 1, 2021, in the amount of $254,605, with funding provided by the 2017-18 Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program.

FUNDING: Non-General Fund / State of California, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Pursuant to Public Resources Code section 42999(b)(4), and on behalf of the California Climate Investments, the State of California, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), is responsible for administering the Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program (Food Waste Grant Program). The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower the overall greenhouse gas emissions by establishing new, or expanding existing, food waste prevention projects (through source reduction or food rescue for people) in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed of in landfills.

In July 2017, the Environmental Management Department (Environmental Management), submitted an application to CalRecycle for the 2017-2018 Food Waste Grant Program in the amount of $277,140. On March 8, 2018, notification was received from CalRecycle advising the award of the Food Waste Grant Program to the County in the amount of $277,140 during Cycle 2 of the allocated grant fun...

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