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


Grant Opportunities Available for Innovative Resiliency Projects

The “California Resilience Challenge” provides grants up to $200,000 to help protect under-resourced communities against climate-related threats such as wildfire, drought, flood and extreme heat events. See prior project winners here. Eligible entities that many apply include local and regional jurisdictions such as counties, cities, special districts, tribes and community-based organizations. For more information, see here. Applications are due September 13, 2021.


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.