Deadline to apply is January 20th.
By Seth Conners
According to Jon Klusmire at Inyo County, the Inyo County Community Sponsorship Program is accepting grant application for the 2017 yearly competitive grant for events and projects sponsored by local non-profit groups that will be taking place in 2017. Just under $21,000 dollars is available in this years grant cycle. The deadline for submitting applications, either on paper or digitally, is Friday January 20th.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors revised the CPSP program for 2017 to create three separate types of grants: Fishing Promotion, which funds four local fishing derbies and other events during the fishing season opener; Line Item Grants which fund well-established, ongoing promotional efforts or events; and Competitive Grants. The Competitive Grants can be used to fund a variety of projects, programs or events. In general, the CPSP program is focused on helping local organizations promote activities and programs that brings visitors to the area, and also supports events and programs that enhance the cultural and recreational quality of life of the county’s residents.
The program guidelines and grant application forms can be reviewed, or downloaded by going on line at the Inyo County website. Grant applications will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Those deemed complete and eligible will be forwarded to a review panel for evaluation, ranking and suggested funding levels. The Board of Supervisors is expected to consider the review panels funding recommendations and make a final decision on the specific grant awards at the beginning of February. For more information call 760 878 0258.
Inyo Supervisors hosting water workshop
The Inyo Board of Supervisors are holding a workshop during Tuesday’s meeting titled “Talking Water Workshop” to discuss water availability. In light of the severity of present drought conditions and the dire shortfall in water for in-valley uses proposed in LADWP’s Proposed Annual Operations Plan, the Board desires input from all segments of the community concerning Owens Valley water availability and use. The Board is inviting representatives of the Department of Water and Power, the Tribal Councils, signatories to the 1997 MOU concerning the Inyo/Los Angeles Long-Term Water Agreement, local water districts, LADWP lessees, State and federal agencies, parties participating in the Owens Lake Master Project Advisory Committee, and the public to join the Board in their discussions.
The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th at 1:30 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors Room, at the County Administrative Center in Independence.
The Board encourages those who are interested in learning about and providing information concerning the impacts and mitigation of reduced water availability in Inyo County to attend the workshop and share with the Board your comments and ideas.
COVER PHOTO BY GARY YOUNG
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Inyo County Supervisors to hold Adventure Trails meeting Thursday
FPPC Clears Board For Adventure Trails Vote January 22nd
Independence – Inyo County’s County Counsel, Marge Kemp Williams, hereby announces she received an Advice Opinion from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) an Advice Opinion in which Commission staff concluded the Board of Supervisors’ decisions required to be made as part of the Board’s consideration of the Adventure Trails project “will not have a reasonably foreseeable material financial effect on any of the supervisors’ interests.”
According to Kemp-Williams, “The FPPC’s ruling clears the way for each member of the Board of Supervisors to participate in the decision making process regarding the Adventure Trails project, if he so chooses.”
Last month, the County rescheduled the Public Hearing for the Adventure Trails project to allow time for the FPPC to provide the County with guidance about the ability of all five members of the Board of Supervisors to participate in the decision making process.
The Public Hearing for the Adventure Trails project is now scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Independence at the Independence Legion Hall. The meeting location was moved from the Board of Supervisors Chambers to the Legion Hall to accommodate what is expected to be an overflow crowd.
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