September is National Preparedness Month, a time to highlight the resources available to help you and your loved ones stay as safe as possible.
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Free PPE's to businesses with 25 employees or less!
Starting Monday, August 31st for the following 3 weeks

Mondays and Fridays 9-11am FREE to El Dorado County Businesses - PPE (aka masks) will be distributed at the following locations
Placerville Town Hall
549 Main Street   
Placerville    
For more information call 530 621 5885
El Dorado Hills
Welcome Center
2085 Vine St #105, El Dorado Hills   
For information call
916 933 1335
County of El Dorado Planning and Building Department DRIVE THROUGH 
2850 Fair Lane Court   
For information call
530 621 5775
Grab a FREE window cling when you stop by at Placerville Town Hall
2 DAYS REMAINING ON APPLICATIONS!!!
UP TO $30K SMALL BIZ & NONPROFITS GRANTS

Apply by September 3rd at 5 PM: Do not pass up this opportunity to apply for up to $30,000 in free money - not a loan - for COVID-related expenses dating back to March 1, 2020.

UPDATE: A few modifications have been made to the Small Business Relief Grant Application process to accommodate more small businesses and nonprofits.

The Small Business Grant assistance is a program aimed at assisting small businesses with the cost of business interruption caused by required closures and costs associated with business modifications and expenses due to the public health emergency and associated regulations and requirements. These costs need to meet the requirement of appropriate documentation including receipts, both paid and unpaid. Where invoices are not available bank and credit card statements can be scanned and used showing specific charge, date and vendor.  Please note that proper documentation is the responsibility of the applicant. 

Furthermore, EDC officials have removed the prohibition of franchise applications. A franchise business may apply for these funds.

Lastly, we have just been informed that unfortunately the CARES Act legislation does not allow for funding compensation to replace lost revenue due to the pandemic. 

To accommodate these modifications, whether your application is submitted or not, you can re-open your application to make any necessary changes up until Sept. 3, 2020 at 5 PM.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We are your business resource.
2 DAYS REMAINING ON APPLICATIONS!!!
Have you wanted to take part in a Board Meeting?
To observe a livestream of the Board of Supervisors meeting go to zoom.us and input the meeting ID.
To view a board meeting on Facebook Live visit Facebook.com/ElDoradoCountyNews.
To participate in a remote meeting call 530.621.7603 or 530.621.7610 and present the meeting ID.
Now that you are in the meeting:

To make a comment through Zoom press the "raise a hand" button.
If joining by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment.

The clerk will call you by the last three digits of your phone number when it is your turn to speak. Speakers will be limited to three minutes.

If you are on Facebook Live keep in mind that the Board does not use this function and will not see the public comments posted during live streaming.
For those who do not want to observe board meetings but wish to make a comment on the specific agenda item, submit comments by email the day prior to the meetings to the clerk at edc.cob@edcgov.us. Comments will be placed into the record and forwarded to the board.
Visit El Dorado
Apple Hill™ is known for its apple farms and family-friendly activities in the fall. Comprised of more than 50 ranches, the Apple Hill Growers Association (Apple Hill™ ) provides farm fresh fruit and vegetables, baked and canned goods, and crafts and entertainment. Most of the Apple Farms open their doors Labor Day weekend through December. But the rest of year you can find unique agricultural adventures and locally grown products down these bountiful backroads. Christmas Tree farms usually open Thanksgiving weekend but a few will open the week before. In the spring and summer berry farms and lavender farms open their doors. Wineries are open year round.

Click on button below to see:
Apple Hill Growers Map
Apple Variety Guide
List of U-Pick Apple Farms
Hard Cider Trail Map
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Lucinda's Country Inn has a new owner!
“Location, location, location” is what makes Lucinda’s Country Inn your destination for visiting the Fair Play Wine Country and the Amador Wine Country. Located just 10 minutes from Amador’s Shenandoah Valley, Lucinda’s Country Inn is setting new standards of excellence for El Dorado & Amador County lodging. Our contemporary arts and crafts building gives you the 5 star quality you want and deserve in upscale lodging. As we like to say, “We’re just a quick trip but a world apart and our guests say it feels like home.” In the winter we are above the fog and below the snow. In the summer we are above the heat and our nights are cool. Join us at Lucinda’s Country Inn to experience “The Fair Play Difference”.

We are nestled in the woods of the Sierra Nevada Foothills’ Gold Country, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe and south of Highway 50 between Placerville, in El Dorado County, and Plymouth, in Amador County. Our 11 acres is divided in half by Perry Creek, allowing the majority of the property to remain in its natural wooded state. The footprint of Lucinda’s Country Inn occupies less than one-fourth of the land, leaving the remainder for wildlife to flourish and roam the grounds and for you to stroll in peace and quiet around the property. Meander under the majestic oak tree, stroll down to the creek, or wander to the quiet picnic area hidden from the main house. Enjoy the patios on the upper level near Perry Creek Road or at the lower level, between the house and the Cottage, next to the gazebo. Enjoy the deer, turkey, fox, a wide variety of birds and other wildlife while you sit on your private deck.
New Member
Coastal Mountain Timber, Inc.

Coastal Mountain Timber is a family owned and operated business that provides professional tree care services including tree trimming, tree removal and vegetation management.
3737 Carson Road
Unit #A
Camino, CA 95709
(530) 303-3378
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The El Dorado Community Foundation connect donors large and small with varied charitable interests to participate in tax-deductible charitable giving as a means to effect positive community change.
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