Parcel tax oversight sought
The Milpitas Unified School District is seeking volunteers to serve on its Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. The committee will review Measure E expenditures to ensure that the funds are spent for the purposes approved by the voters and will report annually on these expenditures to the district’s board and the community. Measure E is an eight-year, $84-a-year parcel tax extension.
Volunteers needed for the five-member committee include a parent or guardian of a student in the district and members of the business community and the Milpitas community at large. Committee members will serve a two- or three-year term with the exception of business representative, members must be registered voters within the Milpitas Unified School District. The committee will meet twice a year, and the meetings are open to the public.
For more information or to request an application form, contact the district at 408-635-2600, ext. 6022 or email [email protected]. For an online form, visit www.musd.org.
Climate change grants
Santa Clara County is awarding up to $80,000 in funding to support community-based climate change mitigation and adaptation activities focused on extreme heat and poor air quality.
Nonprofit organizations can apply for individual grants of up to $8,000. Applicants must be based in or primarily serve residents of Santa Clara County.
Proposed projects must focus on serving at least one vulnerable population in Santa Clara County, including young children, pregnant women, older adults, low-income people and families, outdoor workers, unsheltered individuals, people with disabilities, many communities of color and individuals with existing chronic health conditions.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. For more information and to submit applications, visit https://publichealth.sccgov.org/health-information/climate-and-health.