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


U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $587 Million to Aid Communities Impacted by Natural Disasters

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making $587 million available to eligible grantees in communities impacted by Presidentially declared natural disasters in 2018, and floods and tornadoes in 2019.  Click here.

New Grants Available to Public Agencies

Grants have recently been released for transportation, housing, habitat conservation, and a variety of other municipal projects.  Click here.

HCD Launches SB 2 Planning Grants Technical Assistance to Help Cities and Counties Accelerate Housing Production and Streamline Housing Approvals

This week, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) launched the SB 2 Planning Grants Technical Assistance (TA) Accelerating Housing Production webpage, with access to resources, tools, and California's first-ever, statewide peer-to-peer sharing map – all designed to help cities and counties accelerate housing production and streamline housing approvals.  Click here.

DWR Hosting Groundwater Sustainability Plan Reporting System Workshops

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will be hosting Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Reporting System workshops this month to assist those submitting GSPs.  The workshops are free, but space is limited.  Reservations are encouraged and are on a first-come basis.

During the workshops, DWR staff will present information on the updated Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Portal, provide step-by-step instructions for GSP submittal, demonstrate the new tool, and answer questions.


Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

2 p.m.

Woodward Park Regional Library, Woodward Park Meeting Room

944 E Perrin Ave.




Wednesday, Aug.‎ ‎21‎, ‎2019

9 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

3625 Marriott Dr.



Sacramento Webcast

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

12:30 p.m.