The Stanislaus County Special Districts Association, a local chapter of special districts, is pleased to announce that multiple agencies have received funding relief for COVID financial impacts. The funding was made available through allocations provided by the State Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom in the 2021-2022 State Budget.
This funding arrives after Stanislaus County special districts experienced budget and staff cuts resulting from the COVID pandemic. Throughout 2020 and 2021, districts provided essential services to their communities, maintained critical infrastructure, and employed thousands of front-line workers. Initially, districts received none of the COVID relief funding made available to other local agencies.
“Special districts are addressing important statewide issues in Stanislaus County,” said David Heft, President of the Stanislaus County Special Districts Association and General Manager at the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District. “The Association applauds Governor Newsom, the State Legislature, and especially our local state legislators including Senators Andreas Borgeas and Susan Eggman, and Assembly Member Heath Flora for recognizing the challenges and championing this issue. These funds will be help districts continue to provide essential services.”
The following districts received the following amounts in state assistance:
• Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District — $949,778
• Turlock Fire Protection District — $223,401
• Del Puerto Health Care District — $128,747
• Salida Sanitary District — $15,610
• Keyes Community Services District — $4,815More information is available at: https://www.csda.net/advocate/take-action/covid