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


“Coyote in the Urban Environment” Webinar

The California Fish and Game Commission and California Department of Fish and Wildlife are conducting a “Coyote in the Urban Environment” webinar on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In the workshop, topics of statewide significance will be discussed specific to community-level coyote management plans, outreach, and education strategies to help address potential conflict. For more information, visit the California Fish and Game Commission website here.

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International Shipments, Payments, & Protecting Your Brand: A Webinar for Rural and Native American Firms

On May 26, the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, will be holding the third and final webinar in the spring 2021 series focused on global digital marketing/sales strategies, for rural and Native American organizations. This free webinar will focus on international shipments, payments, & protecting your brand. For more information, see here.
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:30pm Pacific
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Alpine County Seeks Assistant Auditor-Controller

The County of Alpine is seeking an Assistant Auditor-Controller.  The position is open until filled. To apply or for additional information, visit the Alpine County website here.


State Water Board Awarding O&M Grants To Disadvantaged Public Drinking Water Systems

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is soliciting letters of interest from public agencies, public water systems or nonprofit organizations to award a total of $27.5 million from uncommitted Proposition 68 funds for disadvantaged communities (DACs) treatment of contaminated groundwater. Specifically, operations and maintenance (O&M) costs are eligible for DAC water systems over a period of three to five years, including (but not limited to) permitting, monitoring and reporting, chemicals, and/or plant operator labor. Letters of interest are due to the SWRCB’s Division of Financial Assistance by July 12, 2021. For more information, see here.


CSAC and RCRC Redistricting Webinar Series Now Available for Viewing

This spring, CSAC and RCRC teamed up to bring you a 2021 Redistricting Webinar Series, breaking down all you need to know about redistricting for your county.Participants received insights beneficial for developing an effective timeline, gathering public input, methods of line drawing, understanding the legal requirements, and so much more. View the recorded presentations and download the slides here.


Forest Stewardship Workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension is offering training opportunities to help landowners develop sustainable plans to improve and protect their forest lands.

  • Online every Tuesday, (6-7:30pm) starting June 1, 2021 through July 27, 2021, and in-person, Saturday, June 26th in Sonoma County

For more information, see 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.