The US Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control & the State Water Resources Control Board Present: How to access Funding for Brownfields and Environmentally Impacted Properties in Your Community
This webinar is aimed at local governments, agencies involved with redevelopment, general improvement districts, school districts, community development corporations, tribes, non-profit organizations and any other parties interested in returning brownfields to productive economic and/or open space use. The webinar will discuss available resources, application schedules and guidelines, and projects which successfully utilized multiple sources of funding.
The webinar will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. For more information, please click here.
Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016
In response to the lack of state funding for school facilities, the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) has qualified a State School Bond for the November 2016 statewide General Election ballot. C.A.S.H. will proceed with its State School Bond on the General Election ballot in November 2016. Continue reading →
Legislative Update The Legislature concluded its business for the year on September 11, 2015, and will reconvene in Sacramento on January 4, 2016. The Governor had until October 11, 2015, to sign or veto bills. Below is an update on final actions for C.A.S.H. priority bills that made it to the Governor’s desk. Continue reading →
The May Revision and State Budget Activities
The Governor released his May Revision budget update on Thursday, May 14, 2015, and the
Legislature is currently reviewing, reconciling, and finalizing budget actions in order to
meet the constitutional deadline to pass a budget by June 15. The Governor estimates an
additional $6.7 billion in revenues above the January proposal across three fiscal years
(2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16), $5.5 billion of which are proposed to go to K-12 and
community colleges under Proposition 98. The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO)
estimates revenues approximately $3 billion above the Governor, who is known for making
very conservative estimates in order to maintain a fiscally prudent approach and minimize
new spending. Continue reading →
State School Bond Initiative, Governor’s Executive Order on Water Conservation, and the NextGen Experience
In last month’s Message from the Chair, I introduced myself as your new Chair, talked about my personal and professional background, and outlined some of my priorities as Chair, including 21st Century classrooms and how they contribute to teaching and learning. In this month’s Message, we will get right to work on critical issues for the C.A.S.H. organization – the Californians for Quality Schools (CQS) Initiative and responding to the Governor’s Executive Order on water conservation. Continue reading →
As of Thursday September 11, 2014, The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Financial Assistance is accepting applications for the Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS). The application period closes on January 15, 2015. Approximately $25.5 million of funding is available for this program, and because funding is limited and interest anticipated to be high, the State Water Board is encouraging applicants to apply early.