The $100 Million Independent Special District COVID-19 Relief Fund application period has ended. The application was live October 1st with a final submission date of October 29th.
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. Applying for these relief funds was the next step! Each qualifying agency that applies will receive a prorated share.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web portal or disbursement questions --> DOF at SDrelief@dof.ca.gov