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GC3 EEJ- DEEP Climate Resilience Grant Program Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Leticia Colon de Mejias
25:56
I am very happy to see this work coming to fruition. This was a big effort. Great job Dr. Mitchell and Yale students, as well as those who contributed to the guide, and provided research supports. I love that there are short and long versions.
Joe Canino
29:21
Has this been posted online yet? If so, can someone provide a link?
Alanis Allen
29:54
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/climatechange/GC3/GC3-2022-agendas-and-minutes/Quick-Reference-Equity-in-Planning-Guide_Final-Draft_51922.pdf
Joe Canino
30:02
Thank you!
Mark Mitchell
37:29
The guide will be posted on the GC3 website, and will also be sent to those of you on the GC3 email list with a copy of this webinar. If you are not sure you are on that mailing list, I can send it to you directly. mmitch3@gmu.edu. - Mark Mitchell MD
Mark Mitchell
41:50
Thanks so much, Leticia for your help in developing the guide!
Leticia Colon de Mejias
48:01
@Mark Mitchell MD and Lee Cruz. It was my honor to work alongside state experts and the passionate students on this resource guide. We were glad to be of service on these critical equity issues. My team and I hope to stay involved in the planning and implementation.
Leticia Colon de Mejias
49:19
There is a state law that defines minorities and it was used in the Guide that was just shown. The law does not indicate percentages- just defines the communities. Low income communities is also defines by state law.
Orlando Velazco
51:43
Thresholds. That's the word I was looking for.
Leticia Colon de Mejias
51:53
That makes sense Orlando!
Alex Rodriguez
52:04
Agreed.
Alex Rodriguez
53:49
I think increasing the percentage of funding would be more appropriate
Katharine Morris
53:53
how about combining categories
Katharine Morris
54:05
like 3 or more categories must be applicable
Alex Rodriguez
56:15
Categories is helpful, but don’t shrink the list
Orlando Velazco
56:29
I like that idea!
Leticia Colon de Mejias
57:30
This just reminded me that many workforce programs use that (meets 3) of these metrics - you qualify. That is a per person metric for workforce.
Aicha Woods (she/hers)
57:49
Or could be weighted if it meets multiple categories-
Leticia Colon de Mejias
57:56
Are we using zipcodes? as communities?
Orlando Velazco
01:02:15
Could you go back a slide please? For a second?
Orlando Velazco
01:02:31
Cheers!
Katharine Morris
01:04:42
yes
Barbara Lopez
01:05:41
can you share your email Sarah?
Sarah Watson (CT DEEP)
01:05:50
sarah.watson@ct.gov
Barbara Lopez
01:05:57
thanks!
Laura Cahn
01:07:38
Will consideration be given in proportion to percentage of vulnerable people in each area so that no matter how many applications are submitted, locations with more vulnerable people get their fair share of the money?
Aicha Woods (she/hers)
01:09:20
"Low income" could include also include stressors such as housing cost burden
David Bingham
01:10:06
It might be helpful to find a way of weighting each category by degree of citizen vulnerability. Theoretically, a community might be eligible for increased prioritization even if it meets 3 categories (say a wealthy growing community of young professionals of color). Perhaps a negative score for high numbers of citizens who are not as vulnerable could be considered.
Kristin Barendregt-Ludwig
01:12:44
Thanks Sarah, great to hear how that's being considered.
Mark Mitchell
01:14:01
Regarding your question over reimbursement of the bond funding, I think it is important to note that some municipalities and groups cannot afford it. Is it possible for the Green Bank to provide no-interest loans to awarded projects when requested?
David Bingham
01:17:04
If funding requires matching grants, low-income communities are th last likely to b able to apply. The percentage of of match required might be governed by income levls
Barbara Lopez
01:18:42
I have to hop off. Sarah I will be following up with via email.
Katharine Morris
01:19:53
after the holidays
Katharine Morris
01:19:56
oh
Katharine Morris
01:20:02
well...
Alex Rodriguez
01:20:37
Late September
Laura Cahn
01:22:33
Is there a deadline for granting the money and/or distributing the money?
Katharine Morris
01:24:57
i missed what you said, sorry
Katharine Morris
01:25:01
but i heard a question
David Bingham
01:25:16
For NGO’s to get local municipalities to hav commissions to act. So that requirment application should be given several months to fulfill.
Alex Rodriguez
01:26:03
Sarah, you asked about site visits to advice applicants?
Alex Rodriguez
01:26:16
Advise applicants*
Sarah Watson (CT DEEP)
01:26:16
Yes. Or virtual office hours.
Alex Rodriguez
01:28:06
Both is helpful
Katharine Morris
01:28:27
i agree and webinars that are always there
Steven Wallett
01:28:40
A FAQ page and a kick-off webinar are helpful. CDC typically has a Q&A link that posts all the questions asked during the application process that is my "go-to" for helpful info.
Katharine Morris
01:28:40
or 1 webinar for guidance
Steven Wallett
01:29:26
sorry posts questions AND answers....
Mark Mitchell
01:29:56
I like the suggested 12-18 month project length.
Mark Mitchell
01:30:47
Mark Mitchell MD-mmitch3@gmu.edu.
Katharine Morris
01:33:33
IG: morhkat
Katharine Morris
01:33:43
katmorris.me (:
Katharine Morris
01:33:46
have a great day!
Alex Rodriguez
01:34:12
Thank you!
Laura Cahn
01:34:15
Thank you.
Steven Wallett
01:34:22
thank you very much