Pasadena, Calif. (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
eCivis, the nation’s leading provider of grants management software, is pleased to announce that the City of Santa Clarita is using eCivis Grants Network to win and manage millions of dollars in grant funding.
eCivis’ clients measure their success by increased competitive funding, streamlined processes, increased funding for their organizations — the list goes on. eCivis’ grants management system has helped clients win billions of dollars in funding while simplifying the grants process for them. Below are projects funded and managed through their eCivis subscription:
Project: Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program
Funded By: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Transit Investment
Total Awarded: $4,620,000
The city of Santa Clarita continues its "Go Green" initiative with the construction of new solar canopies and carports at its state-of-the-art "LEED Gold Certified" Transit Maintenance Facility. These new additions, when combined with the Transit Maintenance Facility’s existing solar paneled canopy, will generate 97% of all electricity needed to power the facility. As a result, Santa Clarita will save approximately $135,000 a year in electricity bills. The new solar panels will be placed on top of three canopies that will generate electricity while also providing shade for the city’s transit fleet. Additional panels will be placed on top of the bus wash building. The project is a result of a $4.62 million award the city of Santa Clarita received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program. Santa Clarita was selected as one of 43 agencies to be awarded funds through this grant program. The city also applied for a reimbursement from Southern California Edison's California Solar Incentive Program. Southern California Edison approved Santa Clarita’s application for a total of $260,000 for reimbursement over five years.
"The City of Santa Clarita regularly utilizes eCivis and over the last three years, we have successfully garnered over $55 million in grant funding that has resulted in many projects for our community."
–Ken Pulskamp, City Manager
Project: Road and Bridge Improvements
Funded By: Highway Safety Improvement Program
Total Awarded: $49,719,390
The Highway Safety Improvement Program awarded $345,150 to upgrade Santa Clarita’s pedestrian facilities, such as ramps and crosswalk signals at the intersections of Soledad Canyon Road and Crossglade Avenue, and Railroad Avenue and Drayton Street. Through the same program, the city was also awarded $174,240 to construct a raised median at the I-5/Lyons Avenue interchange. Over $9.2 million was received from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to fund projects including the widening and bicycle trail gap closure of McBean Parkway over the Santa Clara River; the Intelligent Transportation Management System Traffic Signal Synchronization Program; construction of a traffic calming round-a-bout at Main Street and Newhall Avenue; and the Citywide Way-Finding Program for pedestrians and bicyclists. California also granted Santa Clarita $244,983 to install bikeways at Hillsborough Parkway, Grandview Parkway, and Centre Pointe Parkway, and $141,723 to improve bike lanes throughout the industrial center. Additionally, the city was awarded $400,000 by CalTrans through their Highway Bridge Program to help fund their on-going Bridge Maintenance Program.
Project: Elsmere Canyon
Total Awarded: $2,550,000
The Los Angeles County and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy awarded over $2.4 million to the city for the acquisition and preservation of open space at Elsmere Canyon. Slated to be the largest landfill in the United States, Elsmere Canyon is an area of significant importance to Santa Clarita as it provides connectivity to existing wildlife corridors and is a popular spot for local hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The city also received $150,000 from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District to help fund the expansion of public trails at East Walker Ranch.
Program: Safe Routes to School Program
Total Awarded: $1,700,000
From the state and federal “Safe Routes to School” programs, the city received over $1.7 million for walking and bicycling safety improvements at Valley View, Valencia Valley, North Park, Leona Cox, Rio Vista, Old Orchard, Canyon Springs, Meadows, Peachland, Mitchell, Rosedell, and Emblem elementary schools. Improvements include updating crosswalks and crossing signage, installing speed feedback signs for motorists, constructing bulb-outs, and installing anti-slip surfaces on sidewalks.
Project: Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Grant: Department of Housing and Community Development & Community Development Block Grant
Total Awarded: $3,556,507
Through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the California Department of Housing and Community Development allocated $1,187,003 to Santa Clarita to purchase the CalTrans park-and-ride lot on Newhall Avenue. The city also received $2,369,504 from the federal government through its annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement for various purposes including: assisting the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, assisting Lutheran Social Services with the provision of local homeless services, and providing residential rehabilitation grants and loans, and operating costs.
Project: State of California Citizens’ Option for Public Safety Program
Funded By: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, United States Department of Justice
Total Awarded: $675,161
Through the State of California Citizens’ Option for Public Safety (COPS) Program, Santa Clarita received $414,567 and $174,751 through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to pay for two deputies of the Career Offender Burglary Robbery Apprehension (COBRA) Unit. The city also received $85,843 through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program for gang, graffiti, and truancy sweeps conducted by the COBRA Unit and the Sheriff Department’s Community Interaction Team, which has developed innovative and effective strategies to combat youth crimes.
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