Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties.
$1.5 Billion Available through the 2024 RAISE Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2024. The program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. RAISE discretionary grants help project sponsors at the state and local levels, including municipalities, Tribal governments, counties, and others complete critical freight and passenger transportation infrastructure projects. The eligibility requirements of RAISE allow project sponsors to obtain funding for projects that may be harder to support through other U.S. DOT grant programs. For recent examples of funded projects, see the list of 2023 awarded projects here.
RAISE projects are reviewed and evaluated on statutory criteria of safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, mobility and community connectivity, economic competitiveness and opportunity including tourism, state of good repair, partnership and collaboration, and innovation. Projects designated “RCN Program Extra” during the new FY 2023 Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Program competition and submitted for consideration under the FY 2024 RAISE NOFO will have a greater opportunity to be advanced during the FY 2024 RAISE evaluation process, as described in the NOFO.
Half of the funding will go to projects in rural areas, and half of the funding will go to projects in urban areas. At least $15 million in funding is guaranteed to go towards projects located in Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities, and projects located in these areas will be eligible for up to 100 percent federal cost share, as directed by Congress in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
As in previous years, the Department is encouraging applicants to consider how their projects can address climate change, ensure racial equity, and remove barriers to opportunity. The Department also intends to use the RAISE program to support lowering costs for household budgets, wealth creation and the creation of good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union, the incorporation of strong labor standards, and training and placement programs, especially registered apprenticeships.
The NOFO is available here. The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on February 28, 2024, and selections will be announced no later than June 27, 2024.
HCD Launches New Codes and Standards Online Services Portal
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has launched a new, user-friendly online portal — Codes and Standards Online Services (C&S OS). C&S OS is designed for the public, HCD business partners, and Codes and Standards customers to access many HCD services online.
C&S OS features include:
- Track the status of your application or complaint
- Submit some mobilehome permit and registration and titling applications online – anytime, from anywhere
- No additional fees required
- Google Translate™ available in several languages
With C&S OS, you can now:
- Apply for duplicate title and registration cards
- Update registered and legal owner addresses
- Apply for alteration permits and insignia inspections
- Request a technical service inspection
- And more!
More services are coming soon! Check the HCD website often for new services and application types. C&S OS can be accessed through the HCD website: www.hcd.ca.gov.
For more information, see Information Bulletin 2023-01.
Questions? Please email CSOS@hcd.ca.gov.
- Shasta County Probation Department is seeking a Chief Fiscal Officer. Full time. Salary range $83,340.00 - $106,368.00 annually. Closes December 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM. For details or to apply, see here.
- Yolo County is seeking a Senior Personnel Analyst to join the Yolo County HR team. Full time. Salary range $100,068.80 - $121,638.40 annually. Closes December 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM. For details or to apply, see here.
CARB Clean Truck Check Outreach Kit Available
By January 2024, all trucks driving in California must comply with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Clean Truck Check (CTC), formerly known as the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program, approved in 2021. CARB has made outreach materials available to assist with the three-phase implementation. View the Clean Truck Check Outreach Kit and additional information here.
Access the State Grants Portal for a Multitude of Funding Opportunities
Billions of dollars are up for grabs to public agencies and other entities, including tribes and businesses. Grant seekers can access a centralized portal of grant and loan opportunities here, or sign up to receive new grant opportunities delivered straight to your inbox