Strategic Funding Requests & Negotiations: Winning General Fund & Grant Allocations

Date / Time:
Tuesday, Sep 15 10:30am to 12:00pm
Track / Session:
Track: Funding and Financing / Session 1: Panel
Short Description: 

As requirements on stormwater programs has grown, so has the need for increased funding. This workshop will provide each participant with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to effectively negotiate for internal funding and successfully identify and secure grant opportunities.

Speaker / Panelist 1:
Presentation Title: Strategic Internal Funding Requests
Todd Snyder, County of San Diego
Biography: Todd Snyder manages the County of San Diego’s Watershed Protection Program. He has 20 years of experience working on all aspects of stormwater management, including TMDL programs, water quality monitoring, compliance inspection, and public education. In addition to his stormwater experience, Todd previously managed land use planning and habitat protection programs for the County. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the UCLA School of Public Affairs.
Speaker / Panelist 2:
Presentation Title: Strategic Internal Funding Requests
Amanda Booth, City of San Pablo
Biography: Amanda is the Sr. Environmental Program Analyst at the City of San Pablo where she leads the Environmental Services Division and grant funding strategies for the Public Works Department. Her career started in Sydney, Australia working with farmers and local government on clean energy and water projects until she moved back to the United States in 2015. Amanda received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and Masters from the University of Sydney.
Speaker / Panelist 3:
Presentation Title: Strategic Internal Funding Requests
Matt O'Malley, San Diego Coastkeeper
Biography: An advocate and attorney, Matt O'Malley currently serves as the Executive Director and Managing Attorney with San Diego Coastkeeper where he leads the organization’s legal, policy, and advocacy work while overseeing and guiding the organization’s education, science, community engagement, and advocacy programs and staff. At Coastkeeper Matt utilizes strategic traditional and cross-sector partnerships, and local, state, and national laws and regulations to further the organizational mission to protect and restore San Diego County’s waterways and watersheds while ensuring humans and the environment recognize their fundamental right to clean water.
Speaker / Panelist 4:
Presentation Title: Finding Grant Funding & Writing Winning Proposals
David Smith, U.S. EPA, Region 9
Biography: David Smith is Assistant Director of EPA Region 9’s Water Division. A 30 year EPA veteran, Dave has managed a wide array of federal grant making and regulatory programs. Dave recently led an effort in partnership with National Alliance of Municipal Stormwater Agencies to develop an online stormwater program development tool that assists development of stormwater program funding strategies. He also coauthored the national Water Reuse Action Plan and is leading several actions focused on expanding availability of funding for stormwater capture Dave holds degrees from Wesleyan University and University of California, Berkeley.
Speaker / Panelist 5:
Presentation Title: Finding Grant Funding & Writing Winning Proposals
Megan Tosney, State Water Resources Control Board
Biography: Meghan Tosney is a Supervising Water Resource Control Engineer in the Division of Financial Assistance at the State Water Resources Control Board. Her section, which is based in Sacramento, runs the Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant Program, as well as two groundwater funding programs funded by both Propositions 1 and 68. She has been in the Division for approximately twelve years, and previously oversaw the Proposition 1 Technical Assistance Program, and the Small Community Wastewater Grant Program. Meghan received her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, and her undergraduate degree from UCLA.