I would also like to add a few additional highlights this week:
Please join WRC and the Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center for an upcoming webinar series entitled: Why Inclusion Is So Important for ALL Preschoolers.
- When: This 3-part series will take place on Thursday, September 17th, September 24thand October 1st from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Zoom. Each session will build upon the previous session.
- What: This webinar series presented by Dr. Mary Falvey is designed to give parents and educators information on the importance of inclusion of preschoolers with their nondisabled peers as they navigate childcare settings, preschools, and other educational options. You will be introduced to the legal and researched based best practices for educating preschoolers with disabilities in inclusive settings. The Webinar will also provide opportunities for you to pose questions and concerns that will be addressed during the Webinar.
- Register for the series by clicking here
Culver City COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Culver City renters facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 may be eligible to receive temporary rental assistance. The Community Development Department’s Housing Division will offer 12-month rental assistance or 3-month rental catch-up to residents who meet the income and COVID-19 impact qualifications. Eligible applications will be selected by lottery.
The online application period will be open from Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8 AM until Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Applicants who are unable to apply online must request a paper application, which will be available ONLY on Monday, August 24, 2020 by calling (310) 253-5780 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than Monday, August 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM.
Applicants do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply for this program.
For additional information, please visit http://ow.ly/onlw50AYTsD for details in English and please visit http://ow.ly/Uloe50AZHWH for details in Spanish.
Flex Alert Issued For Next Four Days, Calling For Statewide Conservation
Sunday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 19, 2020; 3:00PM – 10:00PM
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, beginning today and extending through Wednesday. The Flex Alerts are in effect from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
The ISO recognizes that reducing energy use during the hot time of the day is a hardship, especially for those working from home or with children schooling at home. However, if a large number of consumers do their part in small ways, conservation can make a difference.
Between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., the ISO is urging consumers to:
- Set air conditioning thermostats to 78 degrees, if health permits.
- Defer use of major appliances.
- Turn off unnecessary lights.
- Unplug unused electrical devices.
- Close blinds and drapes.
- Use fans when possible.
- Limit time the refrigerator door is open.
Consumers can also take steps to prepare for the Flex Alert by doing the following before 3 p.m.:
- “Pre-cool” their homes, or lower air conditioning thermostats to 72 degrees
- Charge electric vehicles.
- Charge mobile devices and laptops.
- Run dishwashers, washing machines and other major appliances.
- Set pool pumps to run in the early morning or late at night.
Individuals with a disability and older adults are strongly encouraged to charge your Assistive Technology (AT) and/or Durable Medical Equipment (DME).
Stay Informed! Sign up for alerts by visiting flexalert.org or visit www.facebook.com/FlexAlert. Customers of So Cal Edison, please sign-up for power outage alerts at www.sce.com/outage-center.