Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown’s Biweekly Newsletter

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News and Updates from
Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown

In this issue:

COVID-19 Updates  

ARPA Funding Opportunity for Community Services in Unincorporated Alameda County 

Paid Leadership Opportunity for Former Foster Youth 

Apply Today for the Alameda Chamber Foundation Scholarships 

Job Opening: Workforce Development Board Director

Upcoming Community Events

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Resources in Alameda County

In Memoriam: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan (1949-2021)

Community Resources

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California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:


Housing Information and Critical Health & Human Services

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Dear District 3 Community, 

It is an honor to carry on the legacy of my boss, mentor, and friend, the late Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. As our Office continues her extraordinary work, I look forward to sharing our progress, highlighting the County’s work, and sharing community events, resources, and opportunities in my Biweekly Newsletter. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns that you may have regarding the District or Alameda County. I am here to serve you. 


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Dave Brown
Alameda County Supervisor, Third District 

COVID-19 Updates

As of March 1, masking is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status, in most public settings in California. Masks are still required for everyone in high transmission settings like public transit, health care settings, homeless shelters, and long-term care facilities.  

While masking is no longer required, I strongly recommend everyone continue to mask up, especially in indoor public settings. COVID-19 is still with us and continues to spread in our hardest hit communities. I encourage you to make the healthiest choice for you and those around you by: 

  • Getting vaccinated and boosted. 
  • Keeping gatherings small and outdoors. 
  • Wearing a high-quality mask and improving ventilation, if gathering indoors. 
  • Getting tested if exposed, sick, and before and after gatherings or travel. 
  • Staying home if ill, whether you can get tested or not, and even if it “feels like” allergies. 

ARPA Funding Opportunity for Community Services in Unincorporated Alameda County 

The Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is hosting a mandatory bidders conference for the ARPA Community Services funding in Unincorporated Alameda County. 

Bidders Conference for Community Service Funding 

Monday, March 14, 2022 

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM 

These funds will support those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be available to serve low-income communities and reduce pre-existing disparities in historically impacted communities. The RFP will be released at the Bidders’ Conference and will be available afterwards on the What’s New section on HCD’s website 

Proposals must be submitted electronically and are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 4, 2022. 

Paid Leadership Opportunity for Former Foster Youth 

I am excited to launch a design project for a cohort of Youth Leaders to design and pitch a guaranteed income program for former foster youth in Alameda County! These 10 Project Youth Leaders will conduct a needs assessment, research guaranteed income programs, and develop a proposal for a program that would ensure this vulnerable population thrives. 

Can you help us recruit our youth leaders? Please share this job description with youth or alums of your programs, with your staff, and with those working with Transition Aged Youth (TAY).

Our simple application is due on March 15.

If you have any questions, please email or call the Project Director, Casey Farmer at or (510) 393-0388. 

Apply Today for the Alameda Chamber Foundation Scholarships 

The Alameda Chamber Foundation is now accepting applications from graduating seniors in Alameda for their annual scholarship program. These scholarships will provide graduating seniors with funds to further their educational and career goals by enrolling in a two- or four-year college or technical, vocational, or apprenticeship program. 

The Foundation will be awarding 14 exceptional graduating seniors in Alameda $2,000 scholarships. The top winner will be awarded the Wilma Chan Scholarship valued at $5,000 to fund their educational and career goals. 

Applicants must attend a high school in the City of Alameda and demonstrate academic persistence and dedicated service to Alameda. Applications are due by Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM. For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the Alameda Chamber Foundation’s website. 

Job Opening:  Workforce Development Board Director 

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is recruiting candidates for the Workforce Development Board Director position. The Workforce Development Board Director is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing effective workforce development strategies for all job training and workforce programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and related programs operated by SSA. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM. For more information, please visit the Alameda County Job Announcement webpage. 

Upcoming Community Events

  • Saturday, April 23rd from 8:00am-11:00am: San Lorenzo Village Homes Association’s (SLVHA) Earth Day Town Clean-Up. Meet at the SLVHA parking lot at 337 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA. Contact Michelle Clowser at to register.   
  • Saturday, April 23rd from 11:00am-2:00pm: SLVHA’s Earth Day Marketplace at 337 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA. The Marketplace will feature a virtual fair, green waste art contest, and medication take back. Contact Michelle Clowser at to sign-up for a Marketplace booth. 

COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Resources in Alameda County

State, county, and other health care partners are offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout Alameda County. Visit ACPHD's COVID-19 vaccine page for more information.

Testing is free and available to anyone with or without symptoms at all community testing sites in Alameda County. You will not be asked about immigration status and do not need insurance at any of these locations.

For more information and guidance on COVID-19 testing, visit ACPHD's Testing for COVID-19 page.

In Memoriam: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

Our Office remembers the late Supervisor Wilma Chan as a champion of community, a fierce leader, and a trusted colleague. Ware honored to have been her staff – the Chan Clan – and for the opportunity to continue her life’s work. Here are a few ways to remember and pay tribute to Wilma: 

Community Resources

Alameda County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now offering FREE tax preparation services through Monday, April 18, 2022. Appointments are mandatory and can be made online. A cell phone number or email address is required to make an appointment.

Food Access Resources in Alameda County (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

Housing and Homelessness Resources in Alameda County (PDF)

Resources for Immigrant Communities (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

Alameda County Board and Commission Applications (webpage)

Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) COVID-19 information and resources.

CA Notify: Receive COVID-19 exposure alerts directly to your smartphone. CA Notify website.   

Trybe: Offers food, basic supplies, and COVID-19 testing. Visit their COVID-19 resources page for more information.

National Immigration Law Center’s FAQs on Immigrants’ Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Public Comment Procedures for Board of Supervisors Meetings: Information on how to participate in public comment is available on the LIVE! Broadcasts page on the Board of Supervisors' website.

ADA Accessibility: If you require a reasonable modification or accommodation for a disability, please email the Clerk of the Board at or call (510) 208-4949.