Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

March 12 , 2021 | Edition 11

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our new weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 

Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Now Open

The City of Irvine’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is now open. The ERAP is allocating $17.7 million in state and federal funding to help residential renters who have experienced financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for the program are now available and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 19. A lottery system will be used to select grant recipients in order to provide equitable access for all applicants. For information on eligibility and additional program details, please visit

Budget Meeting

Virtual Community Budget Workshop

The City of Irvine will host a final Virtual Community Budget Meeting Thursday, March 25 for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-23 Biennial Budget cycle. The meeting will include virtual presentations and dialogue to answer budget questions and discuss community insights. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 25 at 9 a.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. To register, view the first virtual budget workshop, and for more information, visit the City's website. 

Women's History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month

The City of Irvine is celebrating women’s history month by recognizing and honoring the many great females in history and celebrating their struggles, contributions, and achievements to not only our country, but our City and community as we know it today.


On March 9 the Irvine City Council proclaimed the month as Women’s History Month, and the City’s Public Information Office presented the video below. Please join us in recognizing the women at the City of Irvine who make a difference for our community every day through their service and dedication to our residents.


Irvine Child Care Project Scholarship Opportunity

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Irvine Children’s Fund, the Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) is able to offer child care scholarships to income-eligible families on a sliding scale. ICCP programs are available for children enrolled in transitional kindergarten through 6th grade at the 28 Irvine Unified School District elementary campuses.

For more information or to apply, call 949-724-6632 or visit

Joan Irvine Smith

Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

March is Women's History Month, and Irvine's history is rich with women from all walks of life. Joan Irvine Smith (left) has left her mark on the City of Irvine. She was a member of the family that founded the Irvine Ranch, and the only child of James Irvine Jr. and his wife Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke (right). She was an environmental activist and philanthropist who was instrumental in the establishment and advancement of UC Irvine and served as director of the Irvine Company. She also founded The Irvine Museum, a free public museum that provides educational opportunities for elementary school students in Orange County. 
Photo credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

March 18 | 5:30 p.m. 
Planning Commission


Ongoing Throughout March

Irvine Animal Care Center Foster Donation Drive

March 23 | 4 p.m.

City Council

View the City Calendar 

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