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


Drought Services Webinar - August 12

The California Cattle Council, Western United Dairies, and California Cattlemen’s Association are hosting a webinar for rural and disadvantaged communities statewide dealing with the economic, environmental, and health & safety effects of devastating drought. This event is open statewide to all community leaders looking for assistance or more information; no membership or affiliations required. For additional information, visit the Western United Dairies website here.

The webinar focuses on:

  • Drought assistance
  • Water infrastructure, including:
    • water supply development
    • water supply improvement
  • Drought resilience
  • Groundwater management
  • Other disaster, utility, and business related programs related to drought and the socio-economic effects

USDA Rural Development program experts will present various programs, processes, and resources offered by the USDA and will be available to answer questions. 

Date: August 12, 2021
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Join via Zoom:



State Water Board Requests Feedback for California Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program  

On Thursday, August 19th from 10am to 11:30am the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is holding a public webinar to survey community water systems to inform future funding and eligibility for $1 billion in COVID-19 economic relief. The California Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program would cover water debt, and potentially revenue loss, from residential and commercial customers accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, including how to register for the event, see here



The Municipal Resource Group, a sponsor of RCRC’s 2021 Annual Meeting, is offering a comprehensive leadership development program for interested participants that starts on August 25th. For more information about the 10-month LX EVOLVE program, please see the flyer 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.