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Updated 4/25/2024
The District selected Mr. Mermin to provide grant writing services. As a senior grant professional with 19 years of experience for nonprofit organizations and government agencies, he is well-equipped to help CCSD identify and qualify appropriate funding opportunities and work closely with our staff to develop competitive grant applications.
Grant TitleMonth AppliedAwarding AgencyDepartmentGrant Application AmountGrant Application Local Match AmountAdditional Notes
Land & Water Conservation Fund GrantJune 2023California Department of Parks & RecreationFacilities & Resources$1,200,000.0050/50 matchOn June 1, 2023, General Manager McElhenie submitted the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application for the Cambria Skatepark Project.  We are happy to announce that the CCSD has been selected as one of the sixteen projects to proceed with post-selection federal requirements to create a new skatepark facility.
CalRecycle SB 1383 Local Assistance Grant ProgramMay 2022CalRecycleFacilities & Resources$20,558$0CalRecycle awarded CCSD $20,558.
CBID Tourism Infrastructure/Beautification GrantJuly 2023Cambria Business Improvement District (CBID)Facilities & Resources$47,500$0CBID awarded CCSD $47,500.
CBID Tourism Infrastructure/Beautification GrantNovember 2023Cambria/San Simeon Business Improvement District (CBID)Facilities & Resources$4,750$0CBID meeting held on 2/20/2024. The grant application was not approved.
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) - Forest Health Grant Program Grant2023San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe CouncilFacilities & Resources$6.7 Million$0The San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe Council Forest Health $6.7 million grant application for the Pico Creek, Covell, Fiscalini Ranch, and Cambria Ecological Reserve sites was selected for funding. CAL FIRE will contact San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe Council within the next 60 days to discuss any project modifications and request any additional documents needed to finalize the grant agreement.
The Skatepark Project GrantTony Hawk FoundationFacilities & Resources
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)January 2023FEMAFire$231,969.005% grant match; $11,599.00Rescue equipment $42,085; training classes $72,000; and, personnel overtime $117,784. Board approved Resolution 05-2023.
OTS Emergency Medical Services GrantJanuary 2023California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)FireThe grant award is for $42,044.00 for the purchase of a new set of battery-powered jaws-of-life extrication equipment to outfit our second fire engine.$0OTS awarded CCSD $42,043.39.  
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for Emergency Alert SystemApril 2022FEMA/CAL OESFire$281,328.0028,132.80General Fund
Stuart St Tank Replacement EPA GrantMarch 2022EPAWater$375,000$0 


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