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File #: 67617    Version: 1 Name: Amending the 2021 Sustainability Improvements capital project budget to add $90,000 of grant funding, approving the City of Madison’s application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) grant program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2021 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: 10/25/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00714
Title: Amending the 2021 Sustainability Improvements capital project budget to add $90,000 of grant funding, approving the City of Madison’s application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) grant program to support the City of Madison’s Community Food Waste Reduction Initiative, and authorizing the Sustainability Program Coordinator to execute the associated grant agreement with USDA.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Nasra Wehelie, Regina M. Vidaver, Tag Evers, Brian Benford
Attachments: 1. Resolution - USDA Community Compost Grant.pdf, 2. USDA - City of Madison Community Food Waste Reduction Initiative.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the 2021 Sustainability Improvements capital project budget to add $90,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) grant program to support the City of Madison’s Community Food Waste Reduction Initiative. The total projected project cost is $120,000 which includes $90,000 of federal funding from the USDA and $30,000 of match funding provided by the City and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The City’s match will be met using existing resources for staff time (the Sustainability Coordinator and the Streets Department Recycling Coordinator) for a total of $25,000. The NRDC will provide $5,000 in local match. There is no impact on the city levy.

Title
Amending the 2021 Sustainability Improvements capital project budget to add $90,000 of grant funding, approving the City of Madison’s application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) grant program to support the City of Madison’s Community Food Waste Reduction Initiative, and authorizing the Sustainability Program Coordinator to execute the associated grant agreement with USDA.

Body
WHEREAS on August 31, 2021 the Madison Common Council adopted a Resolution (RES-21-00618) to address food waste that has the support of the Sustainable Madison Committee and the Madison Food Policy Council; and

WHEREAS the Food Waste Resolution sets a food waste diversion goal of 50% from the landfill by 2030 and commits to establishing metrics for measuring and tracking progress; and,

WHEREAS the City of Madison applied for a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) grant to support implementation of a Community Food Waste Reduction Initiative in the amount of $90,000; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor’s office is authorized to execute and file an application for funding from the U.S. Department o...

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