County Pledges $1 Million to Spur Farmworker Housing

“The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors…put $1 million toward an expanding effort to build affordable housing for local farmworkers.”

“The funds, from the local Measure K half-cent sales tax, will help cover the costs necessary for planning, project management and other work. The County is seeking $5 million in state funds from the ‘Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program‘ as part of the overall effort to improve the living conditions for coastal farmworkers.”

To read more about the County of San Mateo’s
press release, please click here.

Grants Totaling $900,000 from The PG&E Corporation Foundation, PG&E Available to Support Environmental Stewardship, Climate Resilience

“The PG&E Corporation Foundation (PG&E Foundation) and PG&E are now accepting applications for their ‘Better Together Nature Positive Innovation‘ and ‘Resilience Hubs‘ grant programs totaling $900,000 this year for projects and initiatives dedicated to environmental stewardship and climate resilience.”  

“For 2023, the PG&E Foundation’s ‘Better Together Nature Positive Innovation’ grant program will award up to $500,000 total — in five $100,000 regional grants — to fund projects that address the focus areas of land stewardship, air quality, and water stewardship. One grant will be awarded for each of the five regions of PG&E’s service area: North Valley and Sierra, North Coast, Bay Area, South Bay and Central Coast, and Central Valley.”

“The ‘Nature Positive Innovation’ grants help communities mobilize around and invest in solutions that address challenges facing the natural environment. The program is designed to support innovative and replicable resilient solutions that can be shared widely to build more sustainable habitats and communities.

“In addition, the PG&E ‘Resilience Hubs’ grant program, now in its third year, is designed to help communities create a physical space or set of resources that supports community resilience — such as access to power, shelter, and information — to climate-driven disruptions, including wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events. Once developed, these ‘resilience hubs’ can also be accessed year-round as a community resource.

For 2023, the PG&E ‘Resilience Hubs’ grant program will award $400,000 total in grants at both the $25,000 and $100,000 level. These grants will be funded by PG&E Corporation shareholders as part of PG&E’s investments in statewide wildfire resiliency and response, in accordance with a mandate from the California Public Utilities Commission.”

The deadline to apply for both grant programs is Friday, June 30th.

To read more of PG&E’s
press release, please click here.