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File #: 20-0320    Version: 1 Name: Forest Preserve Foundation
Type: Grant Award Status: Approved
File created: 8/21/2020 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/22/2020 Final action: 9/22/2020
Title: PROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") Grantor: Forest Preserve Foundation Request: Authorization to accept grant and to enter into agreement Purpose: Resilient Communities Program for ecological restoration at Sweet Woods Grant Amount: $252,500.00 Grant Period: Date of execution - 10/10/2022 Fiscal Impact: $325,000.00 match Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830 and all future Professional Services; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313 and all future Special or Co-op Programs; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 6 Summary: The Forest Preserve Foundation has received a $325,000.00 Resilient Communities Program grant administered via a partnership between the Nation...
Indexes: (Inactive) ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Related files: 22-0374

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PROPOSED GRANT AWARD

 

Department:  Department of Resource Management

 

Grantee:  Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) 

 

Grantor:  Forest Preserve Foundation

 

Request:  Authorization to accept grant and to enter into agreement 

 

Purpose:  Resilient Communities Program for ecological restoration at Sweet Woods

 

Grant Amount:  $252,500.00

 

Grant Period:  Date of execution - 10/10/2022

 

Fiscal Impact:  $325,000.00 match

 

Accounts:  Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830 and all future Professional Services; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313 and all future Special or Co-op Programs; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 

 

Concurrences:

The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval.

 

District(s):   6

 

Summary:  The Forest Preserve Foundation has received a $325,000.00 Resilient Communities Program grant administered via a partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo. The Forest Preserves has been sub-awarded a portion of these funds to support 180 acres of ecological restoration at Sweet Woods preserve in the Village of Thornton in southeastern Cook County.

 

Sweet Woods is a rich woodland bisected by Thorn Creek. Restoration will include removal of invasive brush and herbaceous weeds from the dunes and floodplain of this preserve. This work builds on ongoing restoration work at the adjacent Wampum Lake and Thornton-Lansing Road preserves.

 

The Resilient Communities Program is designed to prepare for future environmental challenges by enhancing community capacity to plan and implement resiliency projects and improve the protections afforded by natural ecosystems by investing in green infrastructure and other measures.

 

The Forest Preserves will receive $252,500.00 in grant funds from the Forest Preserve Foundation, which plans to grant an additional $40,000.00 to Greencorps Chicago for supplemental work to be conducted on Forest Preserves property. Total project cost for work dedicated to Forest Preserves property is $617,500.00, of which the Forest Preserves proposes to contribute $325,000.00 or an approximately 53% cash match. The grant award will require the execution of a grant agreement, which will be subject to legal review and approval.

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