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  • District Attorney
    Published on January 25, 2022
    District Attorney

    As with any disaster, scammers try to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers.  The Attorney General’s Office has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of illegitimate pop-up COVID testing centers.  Some of these centers take your money and never provide test results or request personal information in order to engage in fraud. 

  • District Attorney
    Published on January 25, 2022
    District Attorney

    We have previously issued alerts regarding this scam but have received recent reports that consumers are receiving calls again falsely advising that they have failed to report for jury duty and that the police are coming to their location or that an arrest warrant will be issued unless the person pays a fine.  If you fail to appear for jury duty, you will not be contacted by the police. 

  • Child Support Services

    Published on January 25, 2022
    Child Support Services

    The federal government has announced that FREE COVID-19 tests are now available to be shipped. Beginning January 19, 2022, every home in the U.S. can order four (4) free at-home COVID-19 tests. Tests will be shipped by the U.S. Postal Service and arrive within seven to ten days. Order your at-home tests now at www.covidtests.gov.

  • Published on January 21, 2022

    Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on the situation in local schools; 2) How to get rapid tests, N-95 masks for free; 3) What to do if you contract COVID-19; 4) Vaccine & testing clinics in Sonoma County; 5) Rental assistance, mortgage relief available; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 7) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on January 21, 2022
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Commission is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from owners and/or developers for Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) available under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing Choice Voucher program. Up to 200 Project Based Vouchers are available under this RFP. Proposed units must be within the jurisdiction of the Sonoma County Housing Authority. The Commission intends to award Project Based Vouchers to more than one Respondent. Existing units, substantial rehabilitation projects, and new construction projects are all eligible for consideration.  Applications for existing studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units which will be used as Homeless-Dedicated, Permanent Supportive Housing units will be prioritized.

    View request for proposal

    Amendment No. 1 to RFP

  • Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on January 19, 2022
    Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Learn more about the link between financial literacy and overall health and wellness, and access resources for financial wellness and emergency financial support.

  • Published on January 19, 2022

    View a list of our current and upcoming job opportunities, including:

    - Appraiser I - Time-Limited

    - Maintenance Worker I

    - Senior Account Clerk

  • Published on January 14, 2022

    Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Latest virtual community update on COVID-19 available for viewing; 2) Upgrade your mask, health officials urge; 3) What to do if you contract COVID-19; 4) Vaccine & testing opportunities in Sonoma County; 5) Mortgage relief available for some homeowners; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; 7) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on January 14, 2022
    Department of Health Services

    The Department is requesting proposals from clinical healthcare organizations that maintain a focus on pediatric and adolescent care, but also encompass specialty care such as OBGYN, Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Services for Opiate Use Disorder and psychiatric services, to provide Medical Director Services and potentially mid-level services at Juvenile Hall, Probation Camp, and VOMCH.

  • Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on January 12, 2022
    Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Not all birth defects are preventable, but healthy lifestyle choices lower the risk of birth defects. A combination of Exposures and Risk Factors contribute to raising or reducing the chances of birth defects. Learn more about lowering the risks of birth defects: 

  • Published on January 7, 2022

    Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Upgrade your mask, health officials urge; 2) What to do if you contract COVID-19; 3) Pfizer booster authorized for 12- to 15-year-olds; 4) Reporting health order violations on face coverings; 5) New state rules for visitors to hospitals, long-term care settings; 6) Vaccine & testing opportunities in Sonoma County; 7) COVID-19 community resources & support; 8) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Published on January 7, 2022
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Wet weather testing season is open in certain areas. Groundwater determinations have closed in the Santa Rosa and Sebastopol areas for now. Visit our wet weather testing season web page for more information.

    Rainfall totals data and/or testing dates are valid as of January 6, 2022, and can be viewed at Permit Sonoma's Wet Weather Percolation and Groundwater Testing webpage.

  • Child Support Services

    Published on January 6, 2022
    Child Support Services

    Did you know you can open a case online or by phone?

    Watch this short video on how to open a case 

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on January 5, 2022
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Local, State and CDC Covid updates for the perinatal community. New MCH vaccination in pregnancy talking points, the difference between antigen and PCR tests. Will Covid become endemic? Is Covid causing developmental delays in kids?

  • Published on January 3, 2022

    The Sonoma County CoC Board is the decision-making body of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care. The Sonoma County Continuum of Care addresses the problems of housing and homelessness by having a countywide, community-informed, and person-centered CoC system that is compassionate, inclusive, financially responsible, equitable, coordinated, and outcomes based. Nominations are hereby invited for five (5) seats to be chosen by eligible CoC voters at the CoC Quarterly Membership meeting on March 2, 2022 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Nominations and Statement of Interest forms will be accepted until February 23rd at 5:00pm.

  • Published on December 30, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma has updated Operational Permit application requirements. Please view our Operational Permit application required contents webpage for more details.  The new Operational Permit application requirements are effective January 1, 2022.

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on December 29, 2021
    Department of Health Services

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Hepatitis C Testing Services.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on December 28, 2021
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission, in its capacity as Responsible Entity is making the Environmental Review Record for the for the senior affordable rental housing project known as 3575 Mendocino available for public viewing. View notice

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on December 27, 2021
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission, in its capacity as Responsible Entity is making the Environmental Review Record for the for the affordable rental housing project known as 414 Petaluma Boulevard North Affordable Apartments available for public viewing.  View notice
  • Published on December 23, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) California announces booster mandate for health workers; 2) Updated local order requires quarantine when exposed to COVID-19; 3) CDC issues new vaccine recommendation; 4) Update on vaccines & testing in Sonoma County; 5) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 7) Other news items from County of Sonoma.

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on December 23, 2021
    Department of Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (Department) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for STD Prevention and Control.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on December 22, 2021
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission, in its capacity as Responsible Entity is making the Environmental Review Record for the Countywide Housing Rehabilitation Programs available for public viewing.

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on December 21, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Perinatal Covid vaccination updates. Cal AIM changes explained, the new doula benefit and free CHW training. Updates on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, paid leave, and the White House Call to Action to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on December 21, 2021
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    Sonoma County Housing Authority and Santa Rosa Housing Authority present information on Housing Voucher Programs.

  • Published on December 21, 2021

    2021 Year-End Review by Supervisor Coursey, ARPA Allocations, Living Wage Increase, Climate Action News and More!

  • Published on December 17, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on vaccines & testing in Sonoma County; 2) Booster update: 16- and 17-year-olds now eligible for shots; 3) New state mask mandate; what it means locally; 4) Omicron variant: what you need to know; 5) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 7) Other news items from County of Sonoma.

  • Published on December 14, 2021

    Friday, February 25, 2022  is the Sonoma County Point-in-Time (PIT) Street Count for all populations of person’s experiencing homelessness. The Count is a requirement for receiving federal homeless assistance funds and provides critical data used to understand homelessness locally and to support strategic decisions about our program.  

  • Published on December 10, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on vaccine distribution for children ages 5-11; 2) Update on the Omicron variant; 3) Testing & vaccine clinic schedule update; 4) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on December 8, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Free virtual family programs, from a kids book writing class to exciting air and space topics. Or maybe you want to learn how to host a virtual party? We also list resources for the local food bank and Buckelew Free Family Support Programs. 

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on December 8, 2021
    Community Development Commission

    The CDC is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 CDBG, HOME and FY 2021-2022 HOME and CDBG-CV for eligible capital projects, affordable housing projects, tenant based rental assistance, supportive services, fair housing, noncongregate shelter, and economic development activities.

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on December 8, 2021
    Department of Health Services

    The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is pleased to announce our Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate Program conducted through our training partner, City College of San Francisco (CCSF). This CDC grant-sponsored scholarship program provides free tuition and textbook access exclusively for Sonoma County residents in a two-semester course that trains and certifies students to work in the fields of public health, health care, and social services. 

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on December 6, 2021
    Community Development Commission

    Request for Proposals No Place Like Home (“NPLH”) Competitive Round 4 and Non-Competitive Allocation  

  • Published on December 6, 2021

    Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the Town of Windsor on Tuesday, the 12th day of April, 2022, for the following office(s):

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on December 1, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    The words we use affect our brain chemistry and the brains of those we speak to. Recovery oriented language supports healing.

  • Published on December 1, 2021

    The Sonoma County Continuum of Care (CoC) is now accepting applications to become a member of the Continuum of Care. The Sonoma County CoC addresses the problems of housing and homelessness by having a countywide, community-informed, and person-centered CoC system that is compassionate, inclusive, financially responsible, equitable, coordinated, and outcomes-based. Anyone or any entity committed to the prevention and ending of homeless is welcome in the Continuum of Care.

  • Published on November 30, 2021

    New District Map Proposal, Sale of Chanate, and Community Announcements

  • Health Services
    Published on November 29, 2021
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide 10 short-term, supportive housing beds for Sonoma County’s Local Indigent Care Needs Program (LICN Program).

  • Published on November 25, 2021

    This November edition of IOLERO’s newsletter is dedicated to IOLERO’s 2020-2021 Annual Report. As you may have heard, on November 10, Director Navarro was appointed by Governor Newsom to be a judge of the California Superior Court, County of Sonoma.

  • Published on November 24, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    The Well & Septic Division has re-assigned districts due to staffing changes. Please select the "Well & Septic Districts Maps" link in the right column of our W&S home page to view the new districts. This change is effective December 1, 2021.

  • Published on November 22, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan (MJHMP) at a public meeting on December 7, 2021. The final draft of the Plan and other Board materials will be available on the Board of Supervisors website in advance of the meeting.

  • Published on November 19, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) Update on booster shots in Sonoma County 2) Update on pediatric vaccine campaign 3) Complaints received on face covering health order 4) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel 5) COVID-19 community resources & support 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Behavioral Health Division

    Published on November 18, 2021
    Behavioral Health Division

    Starting on January 1, 2022, Medi-Cal is launching a new program called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, or CalAIM, the goal of which is to make the type of care management and services provided in today’s Whole Person Care Program available statewide, for all eligible Medi-Cal Members.

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on November 17, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) can happen when care providers listen to the stories of traumatic events experienced by clients. Take the STS assessment.

  • Published on November 12, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on vaccine distribution, including for children ages 5-11; 2) Testing & vaccine clinic schedule update; 3) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 4) COVID-19 community resources & support; 5) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on November 10, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Fathers need support too! Learn more about father's risks for postpartum depression and resources to help fathers thrive.

  • Published on November 5, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Vaccine for children ages 5-11 authorized by FDA and CDC; 2) Updated guidance on trips for school and youth sports; 3) County issues guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 4) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma.

  • Published on November 4, 2021

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified applicants interested in applying to be the operator of the Coordinated Entry System (CES). 

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on November 3, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Premature birth is 60% higher among women with Covid infection during pregnancy; add hypertension, diabetes, or obesity and the risk is 160% for preterm birth. Learn more about the causes and how to help prevent preterm birth.

  • Probation Department
    Published on November 2, 2021

    ”Super Heroes” participate in the 2021 Trunk or Treat with other local law enforcement agencies. More than a thousand youth and families turned out for this year’s event.

  • Child Support Services

    Published on November 1, 2021
    Child Support Services

    Department of Child Support Services, Customer Connect will be down for scheduled system maintenance.

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