Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties.
USDA Rural Development Updates
October has been declared National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and USDA Rural Development launched a new interactive data tool to help community leaders address the opioid epidemic. The new Community Assessment Tool offers user-friendly and relevant data to help local leaders build grassroots solutions for prevention, treatment and recovery, and was developed in partnership with the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis at NORC at the University of Chicago. It is free and available to the public online at opioidmisusetool.norc.org
USDA is seeking public comments on a proposal to streamline eligibility rules for Single Family Housing Loans. The proposal creates a two-tier income structure compared with eight categories, and has been piloted since 2016. The deadline to submit comments is Oct. 30, 2018. Complete information on the proposal and how to submit comments are available on page 44504 of the Aug 31, 2018 Federal Register.
Groundwater-Surface Water Workshop
California Water Commission Meeting
DWR Releases 2018 Proposition 1 - IRWM Implementation Grant Draft Solicitation Documents for Public Comment
2018 California Economic Summit