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United States EPA webinar “Mold Moisture and Money: How to Secure Funding to Address and Prevent IAQ Issues.”

Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:00 to 11:30.

For more information, please see the EPA Website External link opens in new window or tab..

Title 5 School Siting and Design Standards Review

The California Department of Education, School Facilities and Transportation Services Division (CDE), is reviewing the school siting and design standards contained in California Code of Regulations, Title 5 14001 et seq., The first stakeholder meeting will be held from 1:00-4:00 on October 4, 2016, in Room 1801 at CDE headquarters at 1401 N Street, Sacramento.

The presentation may also be viewed at CDE Tile 5 WebEx .

Event number: 669 341 968
Event password: 128506

A brief background on the Title 5 standards and the major concepts expressed previously by stakeholders will be summarized prior to the CDE receiving additional input. Additional opportunities for stakeholder input will be scheduled over the coming months. CDE will also accept written comments.

Following the conclusion of these meetings, CDE will review all the comments and prepare draft regulations as needed and request the State Board of Education to open the public comment period. Stakeholders will then have the opportunity to review the proposed regulation changes and provide comments.

The current Title 5 regulations are available at Title 5, California Code of Regulations.

For questions, contact Fred Yeager at

Clean Water for Schools Program – Coming Soon

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The Great California ShakeOut

Schools and districts are encouraged to participate in the Great California ShakeOut on October 20, 2016 External link opens in new window or tab. (drills can be held on another day if necessary). The ShakeOut is designed to provide a sense of urgency about earthquakes and to encourage people, organizations, schools, and communities to get prepared, to practice what to do to be safe, and to learn how to enhance existing plans. Participation in this year's ShakeOut will meet your school or district earthquake drill requirements.

California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program

California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) announces the 2016 California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program External link opens in new window or tab.. This competitive grant program will provide funds for new youth soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball recreation opportunities in heavily populated, low-income urban areas with a high youth crime and unemployment rate. Local agencies, recreation districts, school districts, and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants

CalRecycle's tire grant programs External link opens in new window or tab. are designed to encourage activities that promote reducing the number of waste tires going to landfills for disposal and eliminating the stockpiling of waste tires. Activities include tire pile cleanup and enforcement, market development and demonstration projects. Revenue for the grants is generated from a tire fee on each new tire sold in California.

Questions:   Fred Yeager | | 916-327-7148
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 29, 2016
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