BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO ACCEPT A REVENUE GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) FOR THE HOME ENERGY RETROFIT OCCUPATIONS (HERO) PROGRAM, THE TERM IS JULY 1, 2010 TO JUNE 30, 2013, AND THE AMOUNT IS $2,565,640, THERE IS NO NET COUNTY COST
WHEREAS, in March, the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration announced the availability of $125 Million in grant funds for Community Based Job Training Grants (CBJT) which are designed to support workforce training for high growth/high demand industries through the national system of technical and community colleges, and prepare students to enter and advance in high growth and emerging industries; and
WHEREAS, San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board (SMCWIB) in partnership with Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, San Mateo County Community College District, Community Action Agency of San Mateo County, Home Performance Resource Center, Ohlone College, Strategic Energy Innocations and Swords to Plowshares, referred to as grant partners, submitted the Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) proposal that targets the home retrofit industry, a subset of the Construction industry serving the 2.1 million residents of San Mateo and Alameda counties, for the purpose of implementing energy efficiency workforce training and job placement for unemployed and incumbent workers; and
WHEREAS, the SMCWIB was awarded $2,565,640 by DOL for the term of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013 and will act as the lead fiscal agent administering all funds, providing fiscal and budget oversight, and management while the grant partners will provide customized training and instruction, job development and placement support, targeted online recruiting and screening tools, and employer outreach; and
WHEREAS, given the current recession and continued high unemployment, the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board (SMCWIB) along with the grant partners will also pursue an aggressive approach for training a new workforce in energy efficiency, and the grant partners will work together to deliver training in areas that include energy efficiency retrofitting, building analyst and sales, and energy efficiency auditing; and
WHEREAS, this Board has been presented with a form of such grant notification and has examined and approved it as to both form and content and determines that it is in the best interest of the County to accept the HERO grant.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that:
The Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized and directed to accept said HERO Grant from DOL on behalf of the County of San Mateo.
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