Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you
Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.


Walkups are available.
Businesses and community organizations in Contra Costa can now request visits from Contra Costa Health Services’ (CCHS) mobile COVID-19 vaccination van to workplaces, community centers, and other locations where five or more members of a group want to receive a vaccine.

Any business or organization can request a mobile vaccination clinic using an online form if they are in the county and CCHS will send a mobile health van to provide free vaccinations on-site within one week after completing the request. Read More...
Watch a Quick Video:

Supervisor Burgis speaks with
Oakley's Mayor Sue Higgins
about her decision to get vaccinated,
and her experience receiving the
Covid-19 Vaccine.
New State Budget to Boost Restoration of Marsh House
The effort to restore the home of California’s first doctor has gotten a much-needed infusion.
 
The 7,000 square-foot sandstone mansion built in 1856 by Dr. John Marsh in what is now Brentwood, will receive $1.4 million for construction and restoration after Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa) helped secure the funding as part of the state’s new budget.
 
“Given the house’s standing in our local history and the rich archeological composition surrounding it, restoring this treasure will be a huge benefit to students, nature lovers, and history buffs from throughout the region,” Glazer said.
 
Contra Costa District III Supervisor Diane Burgis, a long-time advocate of the house, helped make Glazer aware of the importance of the site. The house is the centerpiece of the yet-to-open Marsh Creek State Historic Park, which is also rich with the history of Native Americans who once inhabited the area and archaeological deposits that date back thousands of years. A planned trail system and other recreational opportunities, as well as the natural resources preserved in the 3,700-acre park, will be a big benefit to the public, and to the students at the new Los Medanos College extension located next door.
 
“There are so many opportunities for the community to take advantage of all the park has to offer,” Burgis said. “A lot of kids think that history happened somewhere else, but a lot happened, right here in our backyard, too.” Read More...

We ask that you fill out this survey prior to July 13, 2021.
 
Grants Are Available Now
Request for Proposals:
Outreach, Application Support, and Stability Services 
Do you work directly with impacted communities?

Request for Proposals: Contra Costa County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Outreach, Application Support, and Housing Stability Service 

What is it?
The new Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), over $100 million in federal funds, has been designated for rent and utility assistance to keep Contra Costa County residents stably housed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are targeted to households with incomes below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) that have experienced a loss in income related to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.

There is now a special opportunity for community-based organizations to support ERAP through funding from the County! Our goal with this funding is to engage trusted organizations with deep ties in low-income, immigrant, and BIPOC communities, providing funding to support your outreach to Contra Costa residents who can most benefit from ERAP rental assistance funds.  We want to make sure that the benefits of ERAP reach the most marginalized communities through targeted and multi-lingual outreach, application assistance, and housing stability services. 

Grants are available for the following:

  • Outreach: Up to $5,000 to market ERAP to tenants in marginalized communities.
  • Application Assistance: Up to $30,000 to help tenants complete and submit ERAP applications.
  • Housing Stability Services: $75,000 to help tenants with non-participating landlords understand their rights and access additional resources, including free legal aid.

HOW TO APPLY
We encourage all interested organizations to apply! Please feel free to forward this message to other partners who might not know about the opportunity; we especially hope to hear from organizations with a deep connection and trusted relationship with those experiencing the greatest challenges and barriers who could most benefit from the ERAP funding.
 
The Request For Proposals (RFP), which is relatively short, can be completed online in either English or Spanish.


RCF Connects will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. We hope to hear from you soon!

RCF Connects aims to make this opportunity as accessible as possible to the people who work directly with impacted communities. If you have questions or concerns -- including any barriers that you may face regarding eligibility, services, or the application process -- please contact Mariana Moore (mmoore@richmondcf.org) or Stacey Street (sstreet@richmondcf.org) for support and assistance.
Time slots are still available
to provide Communities of Interest public input
at one of our upcoming meetings. 

 
Next Meeting
Saturday, July 17, 2021
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Registration is recommended but not required to participate in this public input meeting. If you prefer not to provide personal information for registration, you can call in on the day of the event to get in the queue to speak.

DURING THE MEETING YOU WILL BE ASKED TO DESCRIBE YOUR COMMUNITY.

To view a full list of upcoming business and COI input meetings, please visit our website at: https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/meetings.
COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Starting March 15, 2021, Contra Costa County tenants and landlords impacted by COVID-19 can apply for assistance from the COVID-19 Rent Relief program. Over $75 million is Contra Costa County’s allocation of federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which allocated $2.6 billion to Californians in need of rental relief. 

“This funding for COVID-19 relief cannot come any sooner to help provide the hardest-hit individuals and families in Contra Costa with financial assistance with rent and utility payments and help them gain back financial and housing stability,” said Board Chair, Supervisor Diane Burgis. “My colleagues on the Board and I remain committed to helping residents get back on their feet, especially now that we have safe, effective vaccines that will help end this pandemic.”

Check eligibility and apply online for COVID-19 Rental Relief and in Spanish Ayuda con la Renta. Tenants and landlords can contact the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 1-833-430-2122 for assistance to apply. To learn more and find state resources, visit HousingisKey.com.

Rent Relief Flyers also available in:
Call 211 for Resources

The nonprofit Contra Costa Crisis Center runs the 211 call center for Contra Costa County, answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention counseling, and referrals for disaster assistance, food, health care, and insurance assistance, stable housing and utility payment assistance, employment services, veteran services, and childcare and family services.

The Board supports the Contra Costa Crisis Center’s efforts to broaden awareness about the vital services provided through its 211 call center and encourages residents to utilize the free, confidential services to seek support for themselves and their loved ones.

Open House
Brighter Beginnings Family Health Clinic Lone Tree 

Location: 3505 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA
Date: July 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Program: 4:30 - 5:00 pm (special guests invited)

Refreshments & Tours will be provided

Measure X Community Advisory Board seeks public input
Measure X, Contra Costa’s new countywide, half-cent sales tax, is expected to raise $112 million for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

The Measure X Community Advisory Board was formed to identify unmet community needs and recommend spending priorities to the county Board of Supervisors.

The Advisory Board meets at 5:00 pm every Wednesday via Zoom: https://cccounty-us.zoom.us/j/81176769191.

Each meeting features a panel of presenters who have expertise in the need or issue being discussed. Panel members include county staff, community-based organizations, and residents.

Community members are welcome to provide public comments verbally after each panel presentation. Comments can also be submitted in writing to Lisa.Driscoll@cao.cccounty.us. If you submit written testimony by noon on Friday prior to the following week’s meeting, it will be included in the agenda packet that is published for Advisory Board members and the public.

Schedule of issues and needs to be discussed:
May 12 - Seniors, disabled people, veterans
May 19 - Community safety: Fire protection
May 26 - Early childhood
June 9 - School-aged youth & young adults
June 16 - Healthcare
June 23 - Mental health and behavioral health
June 30 - Housing & homelessness
July 7 - Community safety: Justice systems
July 14 - Safety net (jobs, public benefits, economic security)
July 21 - Immigration, racial equity across systems
July 28 - Library, arts & culture, agriculture, environment, transportation
August 4 - Develop draft priorities & recommendations
August 11 - Finalize recommendations to submit to Board of Supervisors
District 3 Commission Openings
 

Assessment Appeals Board
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Assessment Appeals Board conducts impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the county assessor. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the appeals board determined the value of the disputed property or determines other matters of property tax assessment within the board’s jurisdiction.

Qualifications:
Applicants should possess five or more years of professional experience in California as one of the following: licensed real estate broker, attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or public accountant, property appraiser accredited by a nationally-recognized professional organization, property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers, or property appraiser certified by the State Board of Equalization.

Compensation:
This is a volunteer position. Assessment Appeals Board members are compensated for their time at hearings and reimbursed for their mileage to attend assessment appeals hearings.

The Assessment Appeals Board meets every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. located at 651 Pine Street, Room 107 in Martinez.


Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Advisory Fire Commission
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Commission is to review and advise on annual operations and capital budgets, review Fire District expenditures; advise the Fire Chief on district service matters, and serve as a liaison between the Board of Supervisors and the community served by the fire district.
Meetings are typically held on the second Monday of even months @ 7:00 PM. The location of the meeting has been changed to 4005 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 250, Concord, CA 94520.


County Service Area, P-2A Citizen Advisory Committee (Blackhawk)
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The County Services Area, P-2A Citizens Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors on the needs of the Blackhawk community for extended police services which shall include, but not be limited to, enforcement of the State Vehicle Code, crime prevention, litter control, and other issues.

You must reside within the Blackhawk community to serve on this board.

Police Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and are held on the
2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM, at the Blackhawk Police Service District Office at 1092 Eagle Nest Pl.


Countywide Bicycle Committee
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee provides input to the County and the cities of the County on bicycle projects for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to construct bicycle/pedestrian projects and also provides advice to cities and the County on bicycle planning matters.


Knightsen Town Advisory Council
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
Applicants must reside within the Knightsen TAC boundaries to serve on this board.
 
The Council advises the Board of Supervisors on land use and planning matters affecting the community of Knightsen and may represent the Knightsen community before the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and the Zoning Administrator on such issues as land use, planning, and zoning. The Council may also represent the community before the Local Agency Formation Commission on proposed boundary changes affecting the community.
 
The Council may advise the Board of Supervisors on services that are or may be provided to the community by Contra Costa County or other local government agencies. Such services include, but are not limited to, public health, safety, welfare, public works, and planning. The Council may also provide input and reports to the Board, County staff, or any County hearing body on issues of concern to the community.
 
However, it is understood that the Board of Supervisors is the final decision-making authority with respect to issues concerning the community and that the Council shall serve solely in an advisory capacity.
 
The Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm located at the Knightsen Farm Bureau in Knightsen.


Library Commission
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian; provides a forum for the community to provide input concerning Library operations and recommends proposals to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian which may improve the library.
 
The Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of every other month at 7 pm located at 777 Arnold Drive in Martinez.
 
 
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Background: The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. Boards usually meet monthly regularly.
 
Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts. District 3 is comprised of the cities of Antioch, Oakley, and Brentwood, and the unincorporated communities of Blackhawk, Diablo, Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen, and Discovery Bay. Find out more by visiting the Board of Supervisors Appointed Bodies, Committees & Commissions webpage.
 
Download an application here:

Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board’s office located at 1025 Escobar Street, 1st Floor, Martinez, CA 94553 or by email clerkoftheboard@cob.cccounty.us

 
For more information, including on how to apply, you may contact Supervisor Burgis’ Deputy Chief of Staff, Lea Castleberry at 925-252-4500 or Lea.Castleberry@bos.cccounty.us