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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: May 24, 2022 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-e <br /> SUBJECT: Community Climate Action Grant (CCAG) FY 2021-22 Project Approval for <br /> Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools "Creating a Solar Future for CHCCS" <br /> Application <br /> DEPARTMENT: Asset Management Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1) CCAG FY 2021-22 "Creating a Solar Amy Eckberg, (919) 245-2626 <br /> Future for CHCCS" Application Steven Arndt, (919) 245-2658 <br /> Summary <br /> 2) Memo from CFE with <br /> Recommendations and HRC Scoring <br /> and Comment <br /> PURPOSE: To: <br /> 1) Review the application summary submitted by Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools — <br /> "Creating a Solar Future for CHCCS"; <br /> 2) Receive the grant recommendations for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools' <br /> "Creating a Solar Future for CHCCS" project from the Commission for the Environment <br /> (CFE) and the Human Relations Commission (HRC) for the FY 2021-22 Orange County <br /> Community Climate Action Grant Program; and <br /> 3) Approve funding for the recommended Community Climate Action Grant "Creating a <br /> Solar Future for CHCCS" project for FY 2021-22 <br /> BACKGROUND: As part of the FY 2019-20 budget, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) <br /> created the Orange County Climate Action Fund dedicated to accelerating climate change <br /> mitigation actions in Orange County. This decision was motivated in part to help the County meet <br /> the climate change mitigation goals set by the Board in recent years: <br /> • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions community-wide by 26 percent by 2025 (from 2005 <br /> levels). <br /> • Transition to a 100% renewable energy based economy by 2050. <br /> For the FY 2021-22 funding cycle, $536,665 in funding was budgeted to support climate action <br /> projects that will benefit Orange County residents both socially and financially. Following the <br /> direction of the Board of Orange County Commissioners (BOCC), the process for soliciting and <br />