Signed by the Governor
Following over a year of advocacy efforts, special districts previously excluded from direct access to COVID-19 funding have gained several valuable new opportunities for securing needed relief for the communities they serve. Details surrounding these relief funds remain in development and not all special districts are assured of eligibility. This special edition of CSDA’s Take Action Brief will provide members with an overview of approved funding, the status of those funds, and steps special districts can take to prepare.
Special districts with fiscal impacts eligible under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that are unlikely to receive state or federal funding should reach out to their county officials to discuss funding opportunities and request fiscal assistance through the county’s share of ARP funds.
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The Take Action Guide was developed as an overview of the many ways you can engage with the individuals and institutions that shape how your district operates and how it is perceived in your community.
One voice at one district may be able to reach one legislator, but to be successful we must reach all 120 legislators. By answering this survey, you are helping CSDA strengthen advocacy efforts on behalf of all special districts:
To make sure your district is ready to respond to a CSDA Call to Action in the fast-moving legislative environment, make sure your district has adopted a Legislative Advocacy Policy, governing the process your agency must go through to register your support or opposition to an issue that significantly impacts special districts.
As a member resource, CSDA has developed clear, considered, and consistent messages for members to use as desired when communicating on key issues facing special districts.