The City of California is applying for grant money to help with future costs and plans within the year.
Water supervisor Kyle Wirts gave an update to the aldermen on funding offered by government agencies. He gave an overview of the city's application for funding for the Community Development Block Grant program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Wirts also informed the board of funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He said the organization put out $15 million of federal funding for Lead Service Line Replacement projects. The grant bestowed to cities in need of service comes out to $250,000.
Wirts asked the board if Mayor Lanny Ash could sign off on the application. He specified it is at zero risk for the city with very few restrictions moving forward. Although the application is due on Oct. 24, Wirts specified it would be good to get ahead of other applicants.
The board approved and allowed Ash to sign off on the application.
Note: This is the final installment of a two-part piece regarding the City of California Board of Aldermen's May meeting.