04-0775R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A $14,950 GRANT FROM THE MNDNR FOR THE STORMWATER TEAM EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING LOCAL MATCH.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of natural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal program management purposes through Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth in conjunction with the regional stormwater protection team desires financial assistance from Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program for the purposes of expanding the regional stormwater team educational outreach to use new outreach techniques and take the program to regional schools.

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to prepare and submit a grant application to the Minnesota department of natural resources in the amount of $14,950 for said educational activities.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to act as legal sponsor of said grant, to accept said grant if tendered by the Minnesota department of natural resources, and to deposit grant funds tendered in Fund 0530, Agency 500, Division 1915, Object 5441, to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant and to obligate up to $4,981 in match provided as in-kind services from city staff and staff of RSPT partner organizations.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of the resolution is to authorize a grant application for funding required to extend the outreach program of the regional stormwater protection team. The city will act as fiscal agent and the in-kind match will be supported by the 19 member organizations in the program. This grant will provide funding to extend the educational programming into other media sources and schools while continuing existing efforts.