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State COVID-19 Relief Funds

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 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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