Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Health Services Agency



October 29, 2003


November 18, 2003



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Margaret Taylor, Director of Health Services

Brian Zamora, Director of Public Health and Environmental Protection



California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) 7th Cycle Used Oil Opportunity Grant FY 2003-2004



    Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Health Services or her designee to apply for and accept grant funds from the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) for the 7th Cycle Used Oil Opportunity Grant FY 2003-2004.



The Used Oil program provides pollution prevention education and collection opportunities to the population of San Mateo County. The Used Oil Program collects over 60,000 gallons of oil for recycling annually through collection centers located at auto repair and supply shops. The CIWMB grants are essential to the Used Oil program as all funding for education and collection opportunities of used oil in San Mateo County comes from CIWMB Block Grant and competitive Opportunity Grant Funding.



The Environmental Health Services Division has previously applied and received grant funds from the CIWMB for Used Oil Recycling. These funds are the sole source of revenue for the Used Oil Program budget. The 7th Cycle Used Oil Opportunity Grant will enable the Used Oil Program to set up oil recycling centers at Coyote Point Marina in San Mateo and facilitate signage and education to boaters.


Funding for the Opportunity Grants from the CIWMB is competitive and is awarded by the CIWMB based on the strength of the application and the available pool of funds. If the grant is awarded, an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) will be brought to your Board for approval at the mid-year review of the budget.


Although County Manager's Memorandum B-5 states departments are not required to submit a resolution to apply for grants, the CIWMB does require a resolution to apply for all CIWMB grants.


Vision Alignment

The ability to apply for and manage the Used Oil Grants with CIWMB keeps the commitment of ensuring basic health and safety for all and goal number 7: to maintain and enhance the public safety of all residents and visitors. The ability to apply for these grants contributes to this commitment and goal by providing the necessary monies to implement environmental programs.


Fiscal Impact

The total 7th Cycle Used Oil Opportunity Grant contract amount for FY 2003-04 is anticipated to be $43,786.00. If the grant is awarded to the San Mateo County, an ATR will be submitted to your Board for approval. There is no net county cost associated with this grant.