CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

August 13, 2009

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Ari J. Sky, Director

Office of Management and Budget

Topic: 

A Resolution Authorizing an Application for a Recovery Act Grant for Community Renewable Energy Deployment

Topic Description:

Stimulus funding is available for renewable energy deployment projects such as the waste to energy facility proposed for the Fauquier County Sanitary Landfill discussed at previous Board of Supervisorsí meetings. 

The maximum award allowed under this grant opportunity is $21,450,000, which, if awarded, would fund a portion of anticipated construction costs.  The grant announcement envisions between one and four awards under this program, with a minimum award of $5 million.  Funding for the remainder of the construction costs would be sought from third-party, non-governmental entities through public-private partnerships or similar agreements.  Other grants will be sought to provide additional funding for the construction and deployment of the proposed facility.

Pursuant to the Grant Application and Acceptance Policy, authorization to apply for this grant must be requested of the Board prior to submitting an application, which is due September 3, 2009.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

If the application is successful and the maximum award is made, a cash or in-kind match of $21,450,000 would be required.  It is anticipated the match would be provided by third-party, non-governmental entities through public-private partnerships or similar agreements. 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Mayor George Fitch, Town of Warrenton

Office of Management and Budget

Department of Environmental Services

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