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


California Department of Technology Requests Stakeholder Feedback by July 2nd

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is seeking the feedback of stakeholders on various components of State Digital Equity Plan (SDEP) implementation, the overall Capacity Grant program structure, and sub-grant program design. Please provide your feedback by completing a questionnaire consisting of 54 questions, which may take about 20-30 minutes to complete.

Questionnaire responses will help CDT shape various components of SDEP Implementation, Capacity Grant program structure, including the design of the capacity sub-grant program, to the extent possible while meeting federal and state requirements. CDT intends to organize more opportunities for stakeholder engagement on program design this summer and release a sub-grant program proposal for formal public comment later this year. 

Please respond by Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Complete the questionnaire here

Questions? Email


Date Change for Public Board Hearing for Proposed Designation of Kaweah Subbasin as Probationary Basin

The State Water Resources Control Board has changed the date for the Public Board Hearing for the Proposed Designation of the Kaweah Subbasin as a Probationary Basin. The probationary hearing will now be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2025, at 9:00 a.m. The revised notice reflects this change in date.

The previously scheduled hearing date was the same day as the General Election (November 5, 2024). The date is changed to remove this scheduling conflict and facilitate increased public participation.

The dates for the public workshop and public comment period have not changed. The Public Comment Period Deadline is July 8, 2024, at 12:00 pm noon.

Please see the revised public notice for more detailed information.


Employment Opportunities

Plumas County

Mendocino County

Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County is seeking a Senior Deputy County Administrator-Exempt. Current salary range: $140,153.88 - $217,424.64 annually; however, the Board of Supervisors has authorized a 5% COLA effective July 1, 2024 and a second 5% COLA effective July 1, 2025. Currently, this position reports directly to the County Administrator. This position closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 5, 2024. To learn more or to apply, see here.


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

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 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 upcoming meeting.

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