Sunday, September 25, 2022


Congresswoman Matsui Announces $30 million HUD Grant Award to the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment...

Congresswoman Doris Matsui and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Sacramento’s Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) is the recipient of a $30 million grant award to implement the Neighborhood Transformation Plan (NTP) for the River District and surrounding area. The funding from this grant will allow a complete replacement and redevelopment of the 218 distressed public housing units within the Twin Rivers Neighborhood.

City to Host Bidders Meeting for Community Grants and Arts Grant Program

The City of Santa Clarita’s Community Services and Arts Grants Program will once again make funds available to Santa Clarita Valley-based nonprofit organizations in 2015 and 2016. Grant applications will be released at the Grant Bidders Meeting, which will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the City Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Blvd.

Grant Opportunities Available for Owners of Historic Homes in Riverside

The City of Riverside is accepting applications through Aug. 28 for grants of as much as $25,000 that are available through the Historic Preservation Fund, which helps individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations and public agencies improve historic properties within the City limits.

Mayor Lee Announces $8.2 Million Federal Grant for Fire Department Hiring

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) was awarded an $8.2 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to hire 36 additional firefighters.

Join our Team! CFSC seeks Grant Specialists for Sacramento and Glendora

The California Fire Safe Council, a non-profit corporation, has an immediate opening for a Grant Specialist to provide technical expertise and program implementation direction to a diverse array of grant recipients to achieve its mission of “mobilizing Californians to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfire”. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented with an open communication style, strong computer capabilities (including learning customized software), and comfortable with budgets and financial analysis.

Capps Announces HUD Grants for Central Coast Agencies

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) announced several organizations in the 24th Congressional District received grants to combat homelessness through the federal Department of Housing and Community Development Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. The total amount awarded was $858,865.

Rehab Funds Now Available in the Town of Mammoth Lakes!

The Town of Mammoth Lakes now has funds through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) available for the rehabilitation of units within the town limits. Both owner-occupants and investors may be eligible.


Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) announced that Volunteers of America – Los Angeles (VOALA), People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), and New Directions, Inc. received $1.8 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans in Los Angeles overcome homelessness and secure employment

DWR Announces Final Funding Awards for Grants to Save Water and Energy

The grants will help California respond to the immediate drought while building resiliency to cope with future droughts and climate change. They are DWR’s first grants using proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade program for combating climate change.


U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $730,000 water conservation grant for Los Carneros Water District. The grant will go towards funding the water district’s Irrigation Efficiency Partnership Project. The funds are part of a $6.5 million Department of Interior grant package for more efficient management of California’s water.

Bill Would Improve California’s Dams and Provide Relief From Drought

H.R. 2749; the Dam Authorization, Maintenance, and Safety (DAMS) Act would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to repair or modify aging dams and evaluate whether additional modifications could be made to the dam facility to increase water storage capacity. Water storage has been a long standing issue in addressing California’s drought crisis, and by restoring and improving California’s existing dams, the Golden State could dramatically increase its storage capacity at little cost to taxpayers.

Garamendi Expresses Strong Opposition to Fast-Track Trade Bill and the Trans-Pacific Partnership “Free Trade...

During his appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) reiterated his strong opposition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which is currently scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives this Friday.

Agencies Hold Two-Day Tribal Government Consultation on Proposition 1 Water Bond

The Proposition 1 water bond is legislation for all California citizens, including Native American Tribal Governments that are eligible grantees for funding under this initiative. This week, several state agencies will host a forum to share information about the $7.45 billion general obligation bond approved by voters last November and designed to improve the state’s water supply, quality and infrastructure.


Two model affordable housing developments in California are the recipients of the 2015 HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award, each recognized for excellence in affordable housing design. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected Step Up on 5thin Santa Monica, California; and Co-Op Plaza Redevelopment in Brattleboro, Vermont as national affordable housing models.


U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and John Garamendi (CA-3) today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group, a $467,378 federal grant to assess contamination from abandoned mines in Lake, Napa, Solano, and Yolo counties.

Congressmen Garamendi, Thompson Announce $467,000 Brownsfields EPA Grant to Solano County Water Agency

Congressmen John Garamendi (CA-3) and Mike Thompson (CA-5) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside-Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group, a $467,378 federal grant to assess contamination from abandoned mines in Lake, Napa, Solano, and Yolo counties.

California State Parks Announces Grant Awards for Local Recreation Projects

California State Parks Director Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced recommendations to the National Park Service for $6,142,673 in funding for ten local park projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program.  Grant funding is made available if the National Park Service approves the recommended projects

Mayor Garcetti Announces Great Streets Challenge Grant

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the Great Streets Challenge Grant program, which will award a total of up to $200,000 to community groups who find innovative ways to enhance the city's efforts along the initial 15 streets of Mayor Garcetti's Great Streets Initiative

Wells Fargo HomeLIFT program to help Central Valley homebuyers

Announced with Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh, and Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva, Wells Fargo launched the new HomeLIFT program to help boost homeownership and strengthen Central Valley neighborhoods.

Torres Presents $300,000 Grant to NPHS to Advance Sustainable Homeownership and Financial Education

Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) and Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS) proudly announced the awarding of $293,000 to advance sustainable homeownership and financial education throughout the Inland Empire. The much-needed funding was provided by NeighborWorks® America to NPHS, a congressionally chartered non-profit community development organization dedicated to revitalizing local neighborhoods through homeownership and wealth building.

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