Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund

2023 Keller-Canyon Mitigation Fund Grant Program 

To: Community Based Organizations, Public Agencies, Members of the Public 

From: Supervisor Federal D. Glover, Contra Costa County, District 5

Date: May 10, 2023

The Office of Supervisor Federal Glover is pleased to announce that the 2022–23 grant cycle for the Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund is now open. Grant applications ranging from $500 to $10,000 will be accepted via the online application portal beginning May 2, 2023, following a mandatory bidder’s conference. The link for the application portal will be accessible and publicly announced on May 2. Applications for services must fall within one of the broad categories previously approved by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors: 

  • Code Enforcement 
  • Community Beautification 
  • Community Services 
  • Public Safety (Including Public Health) 
  • Youth Services 

Additionally, services funded by the Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund must be offered in the mitigation area, which includes the unincorporated community of Bay Point, the City of Pittsburg, and the City of Antioch. The target area is divided into a primary area (Bay Point and Pittsburg from its western border to Harbor Street) and a secondary area (Pittsburg from Harbor Street east to the entire City of Antioch). Services may also be provided to organizations outside the mitigation area only when the beneficiaries reside within the mitigation area. 

To apply for Keller Canyon Mitigation grant funds, organizations must be designated either a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) corporation under the Internal Revenue Code or be a public agency (city, special district, county department, etc.). 


To be eligible to apply for Keller Canyon Mitigation funds, public agencies and eligible nonprofit organizations must have at least one representative attend and remain for its duration a mandatory virtual bidder’s conference on Tuesday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m. The bidder’s conference is expected to last for approximately 90 minutes and will include detailed presentations on the grant process as well as allow for questions and answers. To have a record of attendees, registration for the bidder’s conference is required. 


Should you have any questions, please call the District 5 office at 925-608-4200 or send an email to [email protected]


The Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund (KCMF) process was established in August 1992, and the first allocation of funds occurred in November 1992. In 1994 the Board of Supervisors (Board) amended the land use permit and franchise agreement to combine the mitigation fees, as well as to provide additional flexibility in the use of funds and specifying that the fees shall be used by the Board in its sole discretion. The Board has designated that the funds be used to mitigate effects of the landfill site by funding community-based organizations and County Departments for programs in the following areas: youth services, code enforcement, community beautification, public safety, and community services.

In May 2011, the Board approved new policies governing the administration of the KCMF (PDF).