Federal Grant available for San Mateo County waterways projects

Press release

By on Sat, November 5, 2011

San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP) has announced a $15,000 grant for projects that enhance and protect the health of local watersheds, creeks, the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Community groups, educators, environmentalists, nonprofit groups, and other organizations with outreach projects promoting the prevention of storm water pollution are encouraged to apply by the November 18, 2011 deadline.

SMCWPPP is a federally mandated program to reduce the amount of pollution entering local storm drain systems. The program offers San Mateo County $15,000 in Community Action Grants each year, with up to $3,000 awarded for each project.

Last year, six organizations located in San Mateo County received grant funding for new and ongoing projects, including school curriculum development and implementation, community environmental education activities, habitat restoration, and cleanup events.

For information and application packets, visit http://www.flowstobay.org or call (650) 372-6245.

The deadline for applicatoins is November 18, 2011.