What is happening in Elk Grove this week, January 15, 2024

New Year, Big Dreams: City Manager Shares Elk Grove’s Blueprint for Progress in 2024

🎙️ It’s a new year and we’re ready for it! Season 2 of the city’s podcast kicks off with an exclusive sit-down with Elk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann. We’ll learn more about the role of the City Manager, the City’s CEO, and get his perspective on the City’s big goals and the transformative projects shaping Elk Grove’s landscape in 2024 and beyond. Whether you’re a passionate local or a curious outsider, this episode promises an immersive journey into the heart of Elk Grove’s future.

Want to learn more about Elk Grove’s priority projects? Details can be found at elkgrovecity.org/councilpriorityprojects

Rate, review and subscribe to the Elk Grove Citycast to get more information about the people, programs, and services shaping the City in 2024. You can find the Elk Grove Citycast anywhere you get your podcasts or listen online at elkgrovecity.org/podcast.

Restaurant Week is Here!

Calling all foodies! Restaurant Week is happening now! Explore the vibrant world of flavors that Elk Grove has to offer through January 21 with the Elk Grove Restaurant Week Pass. Check-in at your favorite spots, redeem rewards, and enjoy extraordinary meals at exceptional prices. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to try something new and support local businesses. Sign up for your free pass.

Give Glam a New Home

Ready to retire formal wear that’s collecting dust in your closet? Give your glam a new home. Sacramento Public Library (SPL) is accepting donations of jackets, ties, dresses, shoes and accessories for its annual Prom Drive. Drop off gently used formalwear for him, her and them through Wednesday, January 31 at any of the library’s 28 locations. 

Donated clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories should be free of holes, stains, rips, and tears. A variety of styles and sizes including extended and plus are needed. The library will host a series of Prom Giveaway events in the spring. Learn more.

Non-Profit Help: Grant Application Period Now Open

With additional funding, nonprofits can do so much more for our community. To support this work, the City encourages Elk Grove nonprofit organizations to apply for the next round of grants available for programs, projects, and events in FY 2024-25. The online application period is now open. The City will host a technical assistance webinar on Tuesday, January 23 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm for prospective applicants. Staff will provide an overview of the eligibility requirements and the application process and offer technical assistance to prospective applicants.

Applications will be accepted exclusively through the City’s online application process. Details about the individual grant programs, applications, and their deadlines are available by visiting elkgrovecity.org/grants. For questions or assistance, contact Senior Grants Analyst Alicia Tutt at 916-627-3735 or atutt@elkgrovecity.org.

Volunteers Needed to Count Elk Grove’s Homeless Population

Help the City and Sacramento Steps Forward to identify and count the number of people experiencing homelessness in our city. The 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) count will be held in Elk Grove on Thursday, January 25.Volunteers are needed to support a nationwide census effort required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for annual federal funding.

No special experience is required, and training will be provided. All that is needed is a willingness to help, an open heart, and a few hours of your time. Sign up to volunteer.

In 2022, more than 500 volunteers participated in the count that estimated 9,278 unhoused individuals in the Sacramento region. Read the full report.

Scholarship Application Period Open for Local Students

The City of Elk Grove joins families and organizations through the community to support local scholars. The online application period for the 2024 Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation will close on January 26, 2024. High school seniors may be eligible for a variety of scholarships offered through this process including the City of Elk Grove scholarship which will award one student with $1000. Learn more and apply online.

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