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Rep. Garamendi: New White House guide helps California communities access historic investments under bipartisan infrastructure law

On Monday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced a comprehensive new guide from the Biden administration to help California communities navigate all historic investments under the bipartisan Investment and Investment Act. infrastructure jobs. This guide, available online at https://www.whitehouse.gov/build/, explains how local communities can take full advantage of the infrastructure funding they urgently need for road maintenance, transit expansion, airport upgrades and other essential projects.

“After decades of underinvestment, our crumbling infrastructure is weakening our economy and forcing Californians to pay the price,” Rep. Garamendi said. “I was proud to vote for President Biden’s landmark bipartisan infrastructure act and secure funding to invest in our communities, create well-paying union jobs, and position our state for the future. Now, I am committed to working with local leaders to ensure that these funds are put to use in California as quickly as possible, helping to carry out essential infrastructure projects. The administration’s new guide will be an essential resource for California communities as we work together to bring back our share of these transformational investments and continue to build on the historic economic recovery of the past year.

The bipartisan Infrastructure Act, signed by President Biden in November 2021, provides long overdue investments to repair, upgrade and maintain roads, bridges, public transit, airports, water systems and other long-neglected infrastructure in California. California received a C- grade on its infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, facing deficiencies that need immediate attention – many of which have been compounded by construction delays, funding failures and growing consumer demand caused by the pandemic.

The administration’s new guide provides key information on all the funding available in the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, totaling more than 350 separate programs supporting a wide range of infrastructure projects. This guide outlines eligibility criteria, application deadlines and contact details, as well as additional resources to help you navigate these programs.

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KELSEYVILLE

On February 6, the Fiddlers are back! Also join archaeologist John Parker and his special guest on February 12

We wish you a delightful month of February filled with love from your family, friends and all those VIPs in your life. We appreciate all you have done to support our efforts to preserve and celebrate Lake County’s history throughout 2021. Now, onward to all the wonderful experiences in store for 2022; namely good music, good times and good company.

We have the revival of Fiddler’s Jam on Sunday January 6th and an upcoming historical presentation on January 12th, so be sure to join us and bring along music lovers and fascinating history buffs who are new to our events. Music from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Stage shutdown hours: 11 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December’s Fiddlers’ Jam was a great time, with upbeat music filling the barn to the rafters. The lucky raffle winner received a hearty basket of delicious goodies. Be sure to enter the draw as soon as you arrive for the February Jam. The theme for this month’s basket is “Hearts and Flowers”.

Come to the Stage Stop and join us as these talented musicians once again bring classic melodies to lift your spirits. Sing and clap your hands.

Please note: Masks will be required for all participants entering the barn and museum. Thank you for your collaboration.

—Submitted by the Board of Directors of the Lake County Historical Society.

LAKE COUNTY

CWA Lake County Chapter Announces Opportunity to Apply for Scholarships

The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture (CWA) is pleased to begin accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors and college or vocational training students through April 15, 2022 for the 2022 academic year. /2023. Scholarships can vary between $500 and $2,500 per scholarship. Applicants should be pursuing an agriculture-related degree and plan to complete a two- or four-year program as a full-time student.

The Lake County Chapter of CWA is committed to promoting agriculture in Lake County through its AgVenture education program and statewide by speaking with California state officials about agricultural issues. . Supporting students pursuing careers in agriculture is a top priority for the section. Since 2013, the chapter has awarded more than $41,500 in scholarships to local students, including $4,500 awarded in 2021.

Lake County high school seniors and college or vocational students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. Application materials must be received by CWA no later than April 15, 2022. Application and criteria are available at www.lakecountycwa.org. For questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact Sausha Racine at 707-245-4787.

About Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture

The Lake County Chapter of the CWA (LCCWA) actively educates its members and the public on matters concerning agriculture at the county and state levels. LCCWA awards scholarships to students pursuing agriculture-related studies and offers mini-grants to teachers at local schools who educate their students about agriculture and food.

Additionally, LCCWA sponsors AgVenture, an educational program for community leaders who want to learn more about agriculture. To learn more about the organization, please visit our website at www.lakecountycwa.org.

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