The Per Capita Grant Program originates from the Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018 (Proposition 68), placed on the ballot via Senate Bill 5, and approved by voters on June 5, 2018. Program funds were appropriated via State Budget item 3790-101-6088(b) with the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) retaining the right to waive requirements not mandated by statute. The general Per Capita Program has $185,000,000 available. Funds are available for local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvement grants to local governments on a per capita basis.
The City of Chino Hills’ per capita allocation is $229,514 with a 20% match requirement. The source of this match will be determined when a project is identified. Grant recipients are encouraged to utilize awards to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors. Staff will apply for the Per Capita Program and is seeking City Council approval of the attached resolution which commits the City to carry out an identified park project once a grant agreement is offered by the State. The resolution will delegate the authority to the City Manager to conduct all negotiations, sign, and submit all documents for the completion of the grant. Upon the State's grant offer, staff will return to the City Council to accept the grant. At that time, staff will also request Council's approval on the project(s) that will be funded with this grant.