Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council announced today the launch of “Get Ready San Leandro”, a new program that will award grants for projects aimed at creating more resilient neighborhoods and a stronger volunteer network. Thanks to funding provided by the Cities of Service Prepared Together program, local community groups or individuals may qualify to receive grants of up to $1,500 for local projects. The application deadline is February 9, 2018, and winners will be announced in mid-February.
Members of the community are invited to propose projects that will help their neighborhoods or community-based organizations prepare for environmental disasters and/or adapt to the changing climate. Examples of community projects could include: building a neighborhood cache of emergency supplies, weatherization of neighborhoods, preparing emergency kits, or clearing storm drains of debris as part of a neighborhood clean-up day.
“By working together as neighbors, we can make our community a safer place that is well prepared to adapt to our changing climate,” added Mayor Cutter. “I encourage anyone who has a thoughtful idea for an innovative project to contact the City so we can explore it further.”
To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply, residents can attend an information session on January 23, 2018 at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Sister Cities Gallery, located on the first floor of City Hall, 835 Eat 14th Street in downtown San Leandro. Applications will be accepted until February 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm, and winners will be announced in mid-February. For more information or to RSVP for the information session, please contact Heidi DeRespini at (510) 577-0437 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Ready San Leandro is part of Prepared Together, a program of Cities of Service made possible with generous support from the Walmart Foundation.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
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