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Promote healthy lifestyle practices <br />Foster a sense of environmental stewardship; <br />Promote and initiate the development of short-term, intermediate and long-term <br />community-based environmental program; and, <br />Support environmental research. <br />REPORT: <br />The Committee was in receipt of four applications for the 2019 Community Environmental <br />Improvement Grant (CEIG) program from the following groups: <br />Kitchener Master Gardeners <br />Divest Waterloo <br />Sunshine Montessori School <br />Transition Kitchener-Waterloo <br />To facilitate the evaluation process, the applications were included in the March 21, 2019 <br />Environmental Committee Agenda. Additionally, applicants were invited to make short <br />presentations on their grant requests. Two (2) of the four (4) applicants opted to make <br />presentations to the Committee at March 21, 2019, meeting. On March 26, 2019, the 2019 CEIG <br />Sub-Committee evaluated of all four applications received based upon the criteria for funding <br />and the merits of the applications.Based on its deliberations, theSub-Committee brought <br />forward a recommendation which was circulated to the Committee for consideration at the April <br />18, 2019 meeting. <br />The CEIG Sub-Committee recommend 2019grant allocations as follows: <br />GroupRequested GrantRecommended <br />Grant Funding <br />Kitchener Master Gardeners $2,800.$600. <br />Sunshine Montessori School$400.$800. <br />Transition Kitchener-Waterloo$975.$1,500. <br />Divest Waterloo $1,800.$2,720. <br />At the April 18, 2019 Committee meeting, members expressed support for the sub-committee <br />recommendation. <br />2 - 2 <br />