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Apply by October 29th for State COVID-19 Relief Funds!

The deadline has been extended - apply by October 29th!

The $100 Million Independent Special District COVID-19 Relief Fund application period is open for a limited time. The application is officially live today, October 1, and must be submitted by October 29.  

Earlier this summer, CARPD Member Districts made their voices heard and helped ensure the CA Legislature included a specific COVID-19 relief allocation for special districts in the State Budget. So what's the next step? Applying for these relief funds! Each qualifying agency that applies will receive a prorated share. Your agency cannot afford to miss out!


Application Period:      October 1, 2021 through October 29, 2021

Application Link:   

Funding Timeline        

Funding is anticipated to be released by the State Controller’s Office to county-auditor controllers by December 9th, 2021, and released to eligible special districts within 30 days of that date.

Department of Finance/CSDA Webinar

On Monday, September 27, 2021 Department of Finance (DOF) staff held a webinar in coordination with our partners at California Special Districts Association (CSDA). Durning the webinar, presenters discussed the allocation process, provided a preview of the web portal, and answered questions.  

Click here to view the webinar*

*Note: When you arrive at the registration page, you will be prompted to add the On-Demand Webinar to your cart.  If you are not a member of California Special Districts Association, please click “Register HERE” (in the description) and you will be prompted to fill out a brief online form providing your name, job title, email address, and district name.  When finished, you will receive a confirmation email within one business day with instructions for how to access the webinar.  Any questions? Call CSDA at 877.924.2732.

DOF Presentation:  A PDF of the DOF presentation is available for download below.

DOF Webinar Powerpoint

FAQ Document:  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions is available below.

FAQ for Relief Funds for Special Districts
Sample Application    

You can view a sample of the 11 questions anticipated to be on the application prior to beginning the application itself.  View the sample here:   

DOF Sample Application
Who to contact for questions

General questions --> CARPD Executive Director, Matthew Duarte, at

Web portal or disbursement questions --> DOF at

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