Sacramento Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Sacramento businesses and their employees, the City of Sacramento (City) will commit up to $1 million in one-time funds to create a temporary Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Fund to assist in the retention of employees. For details, click here.
All City planning and building applications must be submitted online.
Submit most common issues to the City of Sacramento through our Online Service Request Portal, click here.
SUMD is Energizing Education!
SMUD's "Powering Futures," is a special program that awards scholarships totaling up to $60,000 each year. As many as 21 local Sacramento students may individually receive up to $5,000 in scholarships. Applications will be accepted Feb. 24 - April 17, 2020. Get scholarship details and application by clicking here.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program is a federal financial aid grant program available to students enrolled in eligible programs. Students who receive a TEACH Grant must agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school as a highly qualified teacher, full-time for at least four years. For details, click here.
The Census Bureau has other employment opportunities; to learn more search the Federal Government’s official employment site at usajobs.gov browse Field Jobs by State, and/or visit the National Processing Center site. Earn extra income while helping your community, it’s not too late to apply for a temporary part-time position with the 2020 Census. For details, click here.
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Fairytale Town hosts an African Storytelling Festival on Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3901 Land Park Drive. Hear stories tracing the history of African Americans from Africa to beyond. Fenix Drum and Dance Company kicks off celebration on Mother Goose stage. Visit the Rosa Parks Bus from Sacramento Regional Transit and enjoy fun activities throughout the park, including an exhibit from the Sojourner Truth Museum, vendors and hands-on activities. Free with paid park admission: $7 for adults and children ages 2 and older. Members and children ages 1 and under are free. For more, call (916) 808-5233
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[3/22-Sunday] -Find Black Art Collectors
There is an "Open House" featuring Thomas Blachshear and Annie Lee figurines on March 22, 2020 from 1-4:00 p.m. at the Law Office of George Jones 816 H Street Suite 108. I will have many pieces on display and literature about both artists. It's a great opportunity for those who collect fine art. Annie Lee's figurines are especially important because unfortunately Annie Lee passed in 2014 and her pieces went up in value. Any questions please call Kathy at 916-800-1659.
[3/22-Sunday] - Alpha Phi Alpha Awards Brunch
The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Beta Lambda Chapter of Sacramento is hosting the 66th Annual Scholarship and Awards Brunch, March 22 at the DoubleTree Hotel 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA. Doors open at noon, brunch begins at 1pm. This year’s guest speaker is Ms. Tatyana Ali, Harvard graduate, actress, singer, educator and political activist. The theme for the brunch is “Empowering Education, Creativity and Presentation” Tickets are $80.00 and can be purchased at zblf.ticketleap.com or call (916) 308-0972.
[3/23] Monday- Community Investment Fund
Jay King, the CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce will explain and discuss plans and objectives for the Community Investment Fund Monday, March 23rd. If we don't invest is us, why should anyone else? For details, click here.
[3/26] Thursday- Book Signing
There will be a book signing and discussion with Elk Grove author Edward Rickford. Graduate of GW University, History major and winner of the Deixler/Swain Prize, Gardiner G Hubbard Memorial Prize, Chaucer Book Award and Readers Favorite Award. Edward Rickford's book is titled "The Serpent and the Eagle" Book One in the Tenochtitlan Trilogy. Join him Thursday, March 26th 6 pm until 7:30 pm at Underground Books located at 2814 35th Street in Oak Park. For details, click here.
Customer Appreciation Party & Trunk Show [[will be re-scheduled]]
That Guy Eyewear is getting ready for another Customer Appreciation Party & Trunk Show. Friday, March 27th / 4pm to 8pm / 2203 Del Paso Boulevard in Del Paso Heights (916) 226-0257
The Party will include your favorite eyewear brands on sale, live and so much more!
VITA TAX HELP- through April 10th
Need help filing your taxes? Want to make sure your student has the required documentation to file for FAFSA? Let our Grant Pacers who are certified tax preparers help you! Call 211 to make an appointment at one of the Super Saturday Tax events being held on the Grant campus on February 1, February 29, and March 28. For more Free VITA tax help locations, click here.
A Moderated Conversation with Michelle Obama
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8 PM at the Golden 1 Center / 500 David J Stern Walk in Sacramento. For details, click here.