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Community POWER Round 9 & 10 Update Laurie Gustafson, Program Manager April 28, 2010 A program of the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board.

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1 Community POWER Round 9 & 10 Update Laurie Gustafson, Program Manager April 28, 2010 A program of the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board

2 Round 9 Summary 19 Grants Awarded in Grants Awarded in 2009 Reached over 4,700 people Reached over 4,700 people All having success with reduce, reuse, recycling behavior change education All having success with reduce, reuse, recycling behavior change education

3 List of Round 9 Grantees Camp Fire USA CommonBond Communities Dakota County Technical College Foundation Discovery Center, Orono Community Education District 2 Community Council Ecopaulitans: Randolph Heights Elementary School and Capitol Hill School Garlough Elementary Magnet School Parent Teacher Organization Hamline Midway Elders Hastings Middle School International Spanish Language Academy Juxtaposition Arts Library Foundation of Carver County River Valleys Girl Scouts Rosemount United Methodist Church St. Clements Episcopal Church Transfiguration Catholic Church and School Urban Arts Academy Victory Neighborhood Organization West Side Citizens Organization

4 Transfiguration Church and School Washington County Integrated into all aspects of the church and school: At annual fall festival, hosted a composting booth and increased event recycling At annual fall festival, hosted a composting booth and increased event recycling America Recycles Day booth at Mass services America Recycles Day booth at Mass services Educated students and families through education and action (food to hogs) Educated students and families through education and action (food to hogs) 249 families have pledged reduce waste 249 families have pledged reduce waste

5 District 2 Community Council Ramsey County Focused on residents of the Roosevelt Homes Housing Complex Reached over 300 residents by door knocking, hosting recycling education activities, and hands-on training Reached over 300 residents by door knocking, hosting recycling education activities, and hands-on training Taught composting garden and kitchen waste Taught composting garden and kitchen waste Helped residents use the internet to opt out of yellow page phone deliveries Helped residents use the internet to opt out of yellow page phone deliveries

6 Dakota County Technical College Dakota County Students teaching students and community outreach: Students partnered with the Rosemount Salvation Army Food Shelf and Valley Natural Foods to provide reusable grocery bags to food shelf recipients and encourage them to bring back when they need it refilled. Students partnered with the Rosemount Salvation Army Food Shelf and Valley Natural Foods to provide reusable grocery bags to food shelf recipients and encourage them to bring back when they need it refilled. Teach students about reduce, reuse, recycling at home and on campus Teach students about reduce, reuse, recycling at home and on campus

7 Round 10 Summary Funding for 14 grants plus 4 additional through Hennepin Countys process Funding for 14 grants plus 4 additional through Hennepin Countys process Received 44 applications, requesting $441,928 Received 44 applications, requesting $441, have been invited to submit a full proposal, requesting $309, have been invited to submit a full proposal, requesting $309,424 Proposals are due May 10 Proposals are due May 10 Final decision will be made by June 1 Final decision will be made by June 1 Project duration is August 1, August 31, 2011 Project duration is August 1, August 31, 2011

8 Goals for Consistent and ongoing promotion of Community POWER Consistent and ongoing promotion of Community POWER Build on the work of past grantees Build on the work of past grantees Identify and implement program efficiencies Identify and implement program efficiencies


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