Four to be Inducted into 34th San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame

The Commission on the Status of Women is proud to announce three Honorees and one Young Woman of Excellence will be inducted into the 2022 San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame in May. A member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, a successful community fundraiser and leader, a life-long public servant, and a teen advocate/poet will be inducted into the 2022 San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame, the county's premier showcase for women who make a difference every day in our community.

Notice of Public Hearing: FY2023 MTW Annual Plan

On May 1, 2000, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed a 10-year Moving to Work (MTW) Agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM). Subsequently, the MTW agreement was extended through 2028.  The MTW demonstration provides HACSM more flexibility and authorization to develop policies that are outside the limitations of certain HUD regulations and enhances HACSM’s ability to serve the housing needs of low-income individuals and families in San Mateo County.

Notice of Substantial Amendment to the FY2021-22

SAN MATEO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING Notice of Substantial Amendment to the San Mateo County 2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program On or about March 15, 2022, San Mateo County intends to submit the following substantial amendments to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its FY2021 Annual Action Plan regarding the following projects:

Notice of Public Hearing of Applications for the County of San Mateo

COUNTY OF SAN MATEO HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO FY 2021/22 CDBG, HOME, & ESG DATE: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 TIME: 10:00AM – 12:00PM LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Only: https://smcgov.zoom.us/j/97415101716 AGENDA: See attachment below

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Announces 7.9 Million Dollar Investment in Women’s Recovery Response

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to announce that the state budget includes additional one-time funding of 7.9 million dollars, 5 million of which will be utilized to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19.  The Commission thanks the Governor and the California Legislature, especially Budget staff and Chairs Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Christina Garcia, for their commitment to California’s women and girls.

Keynotes for RISE 2022 Announced

The Commission on the Status of Women is thrilled to introduce two amazing keynote speakers for the RISE 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, will be providing a morning keynote at 9:00am while Lan Phan, CEO and founder of community of SEVEN, will be providing the closing keynote at 4:00pm.

Notice of Study Session of Applications for the County of San Mateo

NOTICE OF STUDY SESSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO FY 2022/2023 CDBG, HOME, & ESG DATE:    Wednesday, February 16, 2022 TIME:    10:00AM – 12:00PM LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Only: On December 6, 2021, the County of San Mateo Department of Housing issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) allocating FY 2021-2022 funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs.  

New Commissioners join the Commission on the Status of Women!

The Commission on the Status of Women of San Mateo County received tremendous response for its vacancy recruitment. Over 24 applications were received from throughout San Mateo County and after a thorough review by a panel comprised of two County supervisors and representatives from the Commission and staff, seven applicants were offered appointments to the Commission.

Coastal Commission fires executive director over objection of hundreds of supporters

The California Coastal Commission fired its executive director Wednesday -- a decision made despite an overwhelming show of public support for the land use agency’s top official. The panel disclosed that it voted 7 to 5 in a private session to dismiss Charles Lester, touching off an emotional scene unique in the agency's 44-year history.

Early education gets a big lift: County school districts receive more than $4M to improve access to preschool, raise literacy

More than $4 million is being granted to four northern San Mateo County school districts to raise literacy rates of hundreds of young students through expanded preschool offerings. The grants announced Wednesday, May 27, are part of a larger effort called the Big Lift, which has collected $28 million with an aim to replicate the initial effort elsewhere in the county.

San Mateo County Launches Initiative to Improve Early Learning

San Mateo County Library and the LENA Research Foundation have announced an initiative to address the cycle of poverty by encouraging parents to increase the quantity and quality of language spoken with their children.

Supervisor Groom Elected Board President; Calls San Mateo County ‘Collaborative, Innovative, Cooperative’

Supervisor Carole Groom will serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2015. She was elected president by her four colleagues at a meeting Tuesday morning at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in Redwood City. Speaking from the heart, President Groom noted that the Board will continue to work on special projects that will keep San Mateo County “prosperous and well-positioned for the future,” including sea rise and flooding issues, safe schools and enhanced mental health services especially for children, the revitalization and renaissance of the North Fair Oaks neighborhood and continuing the Big Lift with third grade reading initiatives.