Measure Q will accomplish the following priorities set by the Santa Clara Valley Greenprint:
Protect scenic hillsides, open spaces, wildlife, redwood forests, and farmland
Increase public access to open space and help maintain Authority parks and trails
Protect precious water resources including creeks, rivers, and streams
Create new urban open spaces and environmental education programs
The Authority ensures that the revenue generated will be spent in the most efficient and effective manner possible, guided by the Expenditure Plan. The Expenditure Oversight Committee provides independent public oversight for all funds collected and allocated by Measure Q to ensure accountability and transparency.
Measure Q Grant Programs
The Measure Q Urban Open Space Grant Program addresses the needs of urban communities that currently have limited access to preserves and parks. The grants provide funding for projects to create parks, trails, urban farms and community gardens, and engage children and youth through nature-based education programs.
The Measure Q Environmental Education Grant Program aims to advance environmental literacy and nature-oriented experiences for children, adults, and families free of charge. This competitive grant program will fund nature and science-based environmental education programs and youth engagement projects.