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CA HOME-Drought

Rural Development has identified several programs that may help rural communities, businesses and individuals impacted by California's ongoing drought. A list of these programs and local contacts is available here.

Update 2-14-14: USDA announces $3 million in Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants are available to California's rural communities experiencing water shortages. More on the program is available here.

A comprehensive list of resources from state and federal agencies is available on the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Drought website at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/drought.

In the News...More News Releases
(February 14, 2014) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $3 million in Emergency Water Assistance Grants for rural communities experiencing water shortages.
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(February 5, 2014) USDA Announces Northern California Communities to Receive Distance Learning Grant
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(December 17, 2013) Fresno Effort Receives Top Honors from Agriculture Secretary
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(December 9, 2013) USDA Overhauls Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program: Deadline to submit comments Jan 8, 2014
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(Novermber 25, 2013) USDA Announces Availability of Funds for Value-Added Producer Grants
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RD-SFH-Eligibility-Notice-BChanges to the housing eligible areas map based on 2010 Census data scheduled to take effect 1/15/14, have been postponed to 10/1/14 by passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. View "Future Eligible Areas"
Complete applications received before October 1, 2014, will continue to use rural area definitions based on 2000 Census data.
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CA Spotlight VAPGFunds Available for Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program
USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant program has nearly $10.5 million funds available to assist ag producers with value-added activities. Click for more information.
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CA Spotlight Summer Food ProgramSummer Food Service Program
USDA’s Summer Food Service Program was created to provide low-income children with free, nutritious meals when they are out of school. Get involved by becoming a summer food sponsor, feeding site, partner, or volunteer. Click for more information.
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CA Spotlight CalFORCalifornia Financial Opportunities Roundtable (CalFOR) guidebook
The new guidebook Access to Capital provides a one-stop-shop resource for anyone seeking capital.
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CA Spotlight Quick Reference GuideNew Quick Reference Guide to Programs
This guide contains information on our most popular programs and specific contact information for each office.
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