The State Water Resources Control Board is currently accepting applications for grant funds to improve access to safe drinking water for students. The Drinking Water for Schools Program funds water bottle filling stations, drinking fountains, point-of-entry or point-of-use treatment where contamination is an issue. Funds may also be used
Fallon, Nev. – When Kelli Kelly arrived in this western Nevada desert community in 2009, the seemingly endless austere landscape might have given her pause. Her boyfriend at the time – who has since become her husband – suspected she might be put off. Fallon has a population of around 9,000 and Kelly recalls his warning that relocating there from her San Diego home could be “a relationship killer.”
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) elected David É. Provost Board of Directors president in early November. He has served on the board since 2006 and previously was the vice president. “David has been an influential member of the board for 11 years. His work at the Corporation for Supportive Housing makes him familiar with our loan fund and the need for permanent supportive housing,” said Stanley Keasling, RCAC Chief Executive Officer.
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In September's Network News: @WellsFargo Foundation grant supports housing counseling services to Northern CA Tribes; $300,000 grant supports rural West communities; rural water utilities impacted by pandemic; jobs, trainings & more: https://bit.ly/2GjrkYM