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What is happening in Elk Grove this week, January 22, 2024

Counting Elk Grove’s Homeless Population

The City and Sacramento Steps Forward will conduct the 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) count of people experiencing homelessness in our city this Thursday, January 25. This work is essential to secure annual federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2022, more than 500 volunteers participated in the count that estimated 9,278 unhoused individuals in the Sacramento region. Read the full report.

Grant Application Help is Here

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 City will host a technical assistance webinar this 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. Register to attend.

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.

Scholarship Application Period for Local Students Closing

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 this Friday, January 26. 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.

Zoo Project Update: Review the Draft EIR

The proposed zoo in Elk Grove has reached a major milestone with the release of the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Draft EIR analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the zoo. The public comment period is open until February 20. The City will also hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 pm to receive public comments on the Draft EIR in the City Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way). Submit your comments on the Draft EIR.

Sign up to receive project updates or review the Draft EIR and other documents at elkgrovecity.org/zoo.

Do you have more recyclables than your curbside bin can handle?

Or larger recylables that don’t even fit? The Special Waste Collection Center (SWCC) accepts items beyond the bin when you need it. Residents can bring up to one truckload per month at no cost to the self-service Recycling Area of the SWCC. The center is located at 9255 Disposal Lane and is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. View acceptable items.

Not sure if your large items are recyclable? Let the experts do the sorting for you! Residents can schedule up to three free curbside bulky waste pickups per year. Schedule your bulky waste pickup by calling Republic Services at 916-635-2500.

Sidewalk Talk: Who Is Responsible and How to Maintain Them

Sidewalk maintenance is the responsibility of adjacent property owners,* but the City’s Operations and Maintenance Division is available to help with what could be an intimidating responsibility. Staff is available to inform owners of ways to prevent sidewalk displacements and offer maintenance tips for keeping our sidewalks safe and attractive. Simply call the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division, and a representative will come out to inspect your sidewalk and guide you through the best path for repairs, maintenance, or complete removal and replacement. Contact the Public Works O&M Division at 916-687-3005 to schedule an inspection.

*According to municipal code, section 12.05 and California Streets and Highways Code 5610.

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