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State, federal funds awarded to California’s smaller jurisdictions

HCD, September 19, 2019

California HCD has awarded 14 California cities and counties a total of $3.15 million in SB 2 planning grants. The grants can be used for updating local planning documents, updating zoning ordinances, conducting environmental analyses, or for local improvements to expedite local planning and permitting.

Cities in our Northern Section that received the grants are Arcata, Cotati, and St. Helena, $160,000 each; and Sonoma County netted $310,000 for expedited processing.

In addition, $21.7 million in CDBG funds were awarded to 18 of California’s smaller cities and counties, including these in Northern Section: Del Norte County, $500,000; Humboldt County, $496,220; and the cities of Lakeport, $650,000; Mendocino, $500,000; and Santa Cruz, $521,000. You can see the complete lists and the sponsored activities here.

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