Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund

2020 Keller-Canyon Mitigation Fund Grant Program 

Notice Regarding Procedural Change for FY 2020–21

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

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

Date: May 4, 2020

Subject: Notice Regarding Procedural Change for FY 2020-21

As you are aware, the COVID-19 public health crisis has had significant impact across the State of California. In Contra Costa County, notwithstanding the strong efforts of our public health officials and our valiant frontline workers, we have also been impacted. As we continue to cope with these emergent circumstances, we are constrained to adjust how we do business given factors such as reduction in revenue, curtailment of some operations, and the need to create new service delivery models. It is in this context that I am announcing the following temporary changes to the Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund (Keller Fund) grant program for the 2020–21 fiscal year. 

  1. No new applications considered this year. The rank and review committee (the Committee) will not accept new applications (never previously funded by the Keller Fund) for the 2020–21 grant cycle. Current conditions make it impractical to do some of the rank and review activities we usually do.
  2. Recommend contract extensions for incomplete programs. The Committee will recommend that the Board of Supervisors authorize extensions to existing contracts where due to COVID-19, organizations were unable to complete the programs. Normally, funds not utilized by the close of a grant cycle would be forfeited by the grantee and return to the pot of funds available for the subsequent cycle. In this case, contract extensions will allow organizations to retain access to the funds after June 30, 2020 and implement their programs before June 30, 2021.
  3. Recommend contract renewals for some existing programs. The Committee will recommend a renewal of existing contracts for some currently funded programs based on funding availability. Given the anticipated decline in revenue, it is unlikely that all programs will receive the proposed funding renewal. However, programs with a strong programmatic history that the Committee deems vital to the mitigation area safety net and overall community well-being will be asked to accept a contract renewal and continue their service delivery if funding is available. 

The Committee hopes to conclude its review and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors by June 23, 2020. Once the Board of Supervisors approves the recommendations, staff will work with agencies to sign contract extensions and renewals. I thank all the agencies that have worked with us over the years to deliver important services to our Keller Canyon Mitigation area constituents.


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).


The Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund Review Committee recommends the following FY 2018/19 Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation allocation plan in the amount of $1,466,120 for specified projects.

KCMF 2018/2019 Recipients List - EXHIBIT A (PDF VERSION)

KCMF 2018/2019 Allocation Circulation - EXHIBIT B (PDF VERSION)