Mosquito Bridge Funding, Nonprofit Grants, COVID Vaccine FAQ, Budget Briefings

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 press release

(PLACERVILLE) – On February 9th, 2021, El Dorado County Department of Transportation will submit to the Board of Supervisors a High Cost Project Agreement that will secure full construction phase funding for the Mosquito Road Bridge at South Fork American River - Bridge Replacement Project (Project).

This Agreement secures the Highway Bridge Program construction financing plan with the California Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. In 2011, the Project was awarded Federal Highway Bridge Program funding to start the project environmental and engineering work. After years of study, design, community meetings, public outreach, environmental clearance, and utility coordination, the Project is finally fully funded and scheduled to break ground with construction next year. The existing one-lane suspension bridge still requires annual closures for maintenance work and has the most expensive maintenance costs of all the County’s vehicle bridges.
Once the Agreement is approved, Transportation will be finalizing the construction bid package and advertising the Project for bids. Construction activity is anticipated to begin in mid-2022. After the new bridge is complete, the existing 1939 suspension bridge and roadway is planned to remain in place for cyclists, pedestrians, and river access.

For the further details, including the project schedule, please visit the Mosquito Bridge Replacement Project website at:
For questions regarding this Project, please contact the Transportation main line at (530) 621-5900 and select option 3 for Engineering.



On August 16, 2016, Item 25, Legistar 16-0629, the Board adopted the Draft Feasibility Study for Public Access to the South Fork of the American River at Mosquito Road Bridge.
On August 8, 2017, Item 27, Legistar 17-0725, the Board certified the Final Environmental Impact Report.
On December 10, 2019, Item 47, Legistar 19-1702, the Board received a presentation regarding the latest Project design and adopted the Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Funding for the Project is included in Transportation’s 2020 Capital Improvement Program, which was approved by the Board on June 9, 2020, Legistar 20-0675, Item 54 and consists of 100% HBP Federal funds. The construction phase of the Project is anticipated to be Advance Construction (AC) funded through various local funding sources over the multi-year Project and will be outlined in the request for authorization of advertisement of this phase in a future Board item. Any negative interest charges accrued as a result of timing of reimbursements will be covered with Public Utility Franchise Fees.

For meeting details, including a cash analysis for the agreement, go to Item 27. 20-0914 at: 

Participation information can be found on the agenda here:

Zoom link:

Email your comments to the Clerk of the Board at 

Mosquito Bridge schedule

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2021 Endow

The El Dorado Community Foundation Announces 2021 Endow El Dorado Grant Cycle Opens on February 1st.

The El Dorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 Endow El Dorado Grant Cycle will open on February 1, 2021. Endow El Dorado is open to all nonprofits serving the residents and communities of El Dorado County. This year, this funding opportunity has three areas of focus for non-profits to choose from. Applicants may only apply in one Area of Focus.

The Areas of Focus are:
1) Youth, 0-18 years of age ($5,000 application limit)
2) Social Services and Community Mental Health ($10,000 application limit)
3) Pandemic Response ($10,000 application limit)

The application will be available from Feb. 1- March 1 (5pm). Grant recipients will be notified and receive funding in April 2021. Further guidelines and the funding application will be available at 

You are welcome to contact El Dorado Community Foundation Program Officer, Kathy Haven at

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covid FAQ 

Frequently asked questions and answers:

Vaccine Clinic information available here:

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Department Budget Briefings

As part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-21 Budget development process, the approved FY 2021-22 Master Budget Calendar incorporates department briefings, scheduled on February 2 and 8. These briefings will allow each department up to 20 minutes to provide an overview of its programs. These briefings are intended to provide high-level information about current year budgets to provide context, such as total budget, net county cost, description of funding sources, and number of full time equivalent employees, and are not meant to be discussions on budget needs or requests. Briefings may include a brief overview of current or upcoming issues facing the department.

The following departments will be providing briefings during the February 8 meeting:
· Agriculture
· Chief Administrative Office: Central Services
· Chief Administrative Office: Emergency Medical Services & Emergency Preparedness and Response
· Chief Administrative Office: Parks
· Clerk of the Board
· County Counsel
· Environmental Management
· Human Resources
· Information Technologies
· Planning & Building
· Probation
· Registrar of Voters
· Surveyor
· Transportation

Meeting Zoom link:

Details for meeting:

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