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


Webinar Opportunity for Public Defenders

Is your jurisdiction seeking to strengthen Sixth Amendment protections? Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Center for Justice Innovation, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on April 23, 2024, at 2:00 pm Eastern for a 45-minute webinar to discuss exciting opportunities for no-cost training and technical assistance through BJA’s Justice for All program

Register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom


Opportunity for Rural Counties through NACo's Rural Leaders for Economic Mobility (RLEM) Initiative

RLEM is a new peer-learning opportunity for rural local government leaders to advance upward economic mobility to help individuals and families move out of poverty. Applications are due on Monday, April 22 at 11:59pm ET, submit to

  • Who should apply? RLEM members will consist of two-person teams from 10 counties, parishes or boroughs with populations of under 50,000. Teams will include one elected leader and one government employee or community member tasked with implementing data-driven programs and policies.
  • Why participate? RLEM will connect you with other local government leaders and help members learn how to use tools for developing policies, programs and funding for place-based approaches to economic mobility. Each RLEM member will receive travel funding to participate in all in-person activities and a $50,000 grant to the participants’ local government to help with capacity building needs.
  • For more information: Visit or register to attend a virtual information session on Wednesday, April 3 at 3pm ET.


Employment Opportunities

Colusa County

Colusa County is seeking an Assistant County Administrative Officer. Salary: $132,300.00 - $216,780.00. This recruitment is open until filled. To learn more or to apply, see here. Colusa County offers an excellent benefit package.

Mendocino County

San Benito County

San Benito County Council of Governments is seeking a Transportation Planner II/III. Salary: $64,916-$100,692 Annually. This recruitment will remain open until filled. To learn more or to apply, click here. San Benito County offers an excellent benefit package.

CCDEH and CAEHA Seeking Shared Executive Director and Advocate (Sacramento - Remote)

The California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) and California Association of Environmental Health Administrators (CAEHA) are seeking to fill a shared executive director and advocate position in Sacramento. This is a full-time position shared between these two public health organizations. This position is open through June 1, 2024, 5:00 PM, or until filled. Compensation and benefits are negotiable. Submit resumes by email to To learn more, see the job announcement here.

CCDEH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was established in 1956 to promote public environmental health in California – especially at the local government level. CCDEH has three staff and a budget of approximately $.5million. CAEHA is a 501(c)(4) non-profit established in 1968 with 3 staff and a budget of approximately $2.0million. CAEHA serves CCDEH and local environmental health programs through state-wide advocacy and staffing support. Both organizations work closely with the hazardous materials and 
safety regulators in the California Unified Program. The incumbent will be expected to advocate on behalf of the local Unified Program agencies as well as CCDEH. For additional information on these organizations see:,, and


2024 Public Meetings of the Drought Resilience Interagency & Partners (DRIP) Collaborative

Mark your calendars for the 2024 meetings of the Department of Water Resources DRIP (Drought Resilience Interagency & Partners) meetings. Members of the public may observe each meeting and provide public comments in-person (Sacramento) or remotely. Click the links below for information about each meeting.

April 26, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 12, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October 18, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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