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


November Discussion on Williamson Act Key Topics with the Department of Conservation

Join Department of Conservation staff for a monthly discussion on key topics under the Williamson Act. County staff and members of the public are invited to these hour-long, virtual sessions where staff from DOC’s Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) discuss select topics, provide technical assistance, and invite questions on Williamson Act implementation. The remaining session in 2023 is scheduled for November 16th and will be an Open Question Hour. For questions, contact For more information, please visit


ReCover California Program for Homeowners Affected by the 2020 Disasters

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has launched its ReCoverCA Housing Programs for those affected by 2020 disasters. Homeowners who lost their single-family home or manufactured housing unit in a 2020 disaster or has mitigation or home-hardening needs on their property may be eligible for up to $500,000 to help rebuild, depending on unique housing needs. Some homeowners may also qualify for up to $50,000 for mitigation assistance, even if the home sustained no damage from the disasters. 

Eligible MID areas for ReCoverCA 2020 are:
•    FEMA DR-4558—Butte, Napa, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma Counties
•    FEMA DR-4569—Fresno, Los Angeles, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Sonoma Counties

To learn more about the program, eligibility details, and to apply, please visit the ReCoverCA website.


USDA Rural Development Disaster Grant Assistance in California - Upcoming Webinar

USDA Rural Development’s California team will highlight disaster assistance programs which are available to help rural and Tribal communities to restore community facilities and repair water infrastructure that was damaged by natural disasters in 2022. This webinar will provide rural leaders and potential applicants the opportunity to discuss specific projects and learn the application process.  

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PST
Register here.  Registration is required.

Contact with any questions or requests. 


Career Opportunities

  • Yolo County is recruiting to fill its Deputy County Counsel II/III position. The recruitment is open until filled, with the initial application review date of October 13, 2023. The appointing authority will place the selected candidate at the appropriate class or salary level, depending on their background and experience. The salary range is $110,573 - $165,547 annually. Those interested in this opportunity can apply here.
  • Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District is seeking to fill the Assistant General Manager position. Learn more about this opportunity to join an irrigation district that is focused on customer service, modernization, and diversification to meet current and future challenges. Read the solicitation here. Visit the district website for more information.


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