Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties.

USDA to Implement Regulatory Reforms to Increase Access to Capital in Rural Areas

Earlier this week, USDA Rural Development announced an effort to streamline the application process of four loan guarantee programs, as well as incorporate modern lending practices, accelerate loan approval process, and increase the amount of capital available in rural communities. The Rural Development Innovation Center will be hosting regional listening sessions to solicit comments on the reforms.  The western region session will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am (Pacific Daylight Time).  

To join the meeting virtually, click here.  For a complete list of dates and times of other listening sessions, click here.

Sierra County Seeks Chief Technology Officer

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