GoHumCo GrantsUpdate brought to you by the county of humboldt Economic Development • May 14, 2021

Scott Adair - Director of Economic Development

Table of Contents

  1. News & Notes
  2. COVID-19 Grants
  3. Grants & Opportunities
  4. Funding Links & Resources
  5. Business Reopening Training Video

For more information, please contact Dan Pambianco at (707) 445-7745 or dpambianco@co.humboldt.ca.us

Main photo: Pelican over Humboldt Bay at sunset.

1. News & Notes

APWA 2021 National Public Works Week

American Public Works Association is proud to announce "Stronger Together" as the theme for the 2021 National Public Works Week. This year's exciting theme challenges our members and their citizens to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable....More

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program Round 7 Notice of Funding Availability

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the initial release of Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 (Proposition 1) Infill Infrastructure Grant program (IIG) funding for approximately $160 million. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will provide grants to for-profit or nonprofit developers, localities, or public agencies for Capital Improvement Projects in support of QIPs or Qualifying Infill Areas. See NOFA and Guidelines.

Wind Farms Bring Windfalls for Rural Schools

The Daily Yonder (May 13) -- By 2020, there were over 1,600 commercial wind installations made up of almost 68,000 individual turbines. The industry is continuing to grow rapidly, with another 200 gigawatts of projects applying for grid connections as of the end of 2020.

With all this rural development come property tax revenues. Wind projects paid an estimated $1.6 billion in property tax revenues to states and local jurisdictions in 2019. More....

Funding Forecast

2021 Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Local Assistance Grant Program

The Natural Community Conservation Planning Local Assistance Grant (NCCP LAG) Program was created to assist local public and non-profit entities in the implementation of Natural Community Conservation Plans (NCCPs) throughout California. CDFW offers NCCP LAGs to eligible Applicants on an annual basis for the highest priority tasks needed to implement NCCPs. Anticipated Opening: May 17, 2021. - Website: https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/2021-natural-community-conservation-planning-nccp-local-assistance-grant-program/

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

WHAT DOES AHSC FUND? AHSC provides funding for affordable housing developments (new construction or renovation) and transportation infrastructure. This may include sustainable transportation infrastructure, such as new transit vehicles, sidewalks, and bike lanes; transportation-related amenities, such as bus shelters, benches, or shade trees; and other programs that encourage residents to walk, bike, and use public transit. - Website: https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/ahsc-round-6/

2. COVID-19 Government Funding

Regional Food System Partnership Grant

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) welcomes applications that meet Local Agricultural Marketing Program (LAMP) goals to support the development, coordination, and expansion of direct producer-to-consumer marketing, local and regional food markets and enterprises, and value-added agricultural products and thereby support pandemic recovery in the sector. - Deadline: July 6, 2021. - RFP: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021_RFSP_RFA.pdf - Contact: IPPGrants@usda.gov.

Telemedicine & Distance Learning Grant

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another. To learn more about recently funded DLT projects, Rural Development has developed a map of recently funded DLT projects. - Deadline: June 4, 2021. - Contact: Robert.Machado@usda.gov - Website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants

Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund

The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF) will address many challenges laid bare by the pandemic, especially in rural America and low- and moderate-income communities, helping to ensure that all communities have access to the high-quality, modern infrastructure needed to thrive, including internet access. More information TBA, with updates available at https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/capital-projects-fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. See the North Coast SBDC landing page at https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/RRF for more detail.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

To defray expenses associated with coronavirus; carry out student support activities that address needs related to coronavirus; and provide financial aid grants to students. - Due: on a rolling basis until July 12, 2021 - Multiple Opportunities Available: Minority Serving Institutions - Strengthening Institutions Program

Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households

This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects. Areas to be served must be rural and financially distressed. - Eligibility: Rural areas with a population of 2,500 or less that have a median household income below the poverty line or less than 80 percent of the statewide non-metropolitan median household income based on latest Census data. - Information: (530) 792-5800. - Website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/search-special-evaluation-assistance-rural-communities-and-households - Ongoing.

3. Grants & Opportunities

2021 Second Chance Act

This program provides funding under the Second Chance Act to develop a strategic plan for integrating correctional and employment programming/systems and/or establishing, expanding, and improving treatment for people with substance use disorders during incarceration and in order to help facilitate the successful reintegration of offenders returning to communities after a prison or jail sentence. - Deadline: July 6, 2021 - Website: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-98001

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

The One Fair Wage Emergency Fund is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. At the moment, the Fund is prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers and service workers in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. However, they are currently taking applications nationally and are actively raising money to support workers in all states as soon as possible. • Deadline: none • Website: https://ofwemergencyfund.org/• Contact: fund@onefairwage.org

Omidyar Network: COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund

The Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund plans to infuse 501(c)(4) funding into national, state, and local advocacy and organizing efforts aimed at passing economic stimulus to address the immediate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on working people while reshaping our economic structure to ensure they are less vulnerable in the future. Omidyar Network will award $1.5 million to groups working to realign this nation’s economic policies and systems so that they work better for everyone. The majority of the grants from the Fund will be for $75,000 or less. • Website: https://omidyar.com/• Application Deadline: rolling • Contact: info@omidyar.com or 650.482.2500.

Open Road Alliance

The Open Road Alliance is offering grants and loan products to organizations affected by COVID-19. Grants are provided for discrete solutions that help projects overcome unexpected roadblocks. Loan options include Accelerating Incoming Emergency Funds, Co-Investment to Support Social Enterprises, and Deep Impact Loans. • Deadline: none. Website: https://openroadalliance.org/grants/• Contact: funding@openroadalliance.org.

Coastal Conservancy

The Explore the Coast Overnight Program aims to create more opportunities for all Californians to stay overnight at the coast through the expansion or construction of hotels, motels, hostels, campgrounds, RV campgrounds, cabins, yurts, dorm rooms, and others. - Deadline: Ongoing. - Eligibility: Nonprofit Public Agency Tribal Government - Priority will be given to projects that are on or near the California coast. Projects within 1.5 miles of the coast and/or within the coastal zone are highest priority. • https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/explore-the-coast-overnight/ Contact: karyn.gear@scc.ca.gov

4. Funding Links & Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

California Grants Portal

U.S. Small Business Administration

Humboldt Area Foundation COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

5. Business Reopening Training Video

To earn certification for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners should view the instructional video and complete the COVID Safety Quiz. Once the quiz has been completed with a score of 80% or better, businesses will be emailed a certificate to post in their storefront. Event certification doesn't apply, and can be accessed by calling the Joint Information Center at 441-5000.

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