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News Release

California Transportation Commission approves $1.8 Billion to repair infrastructure and transit

$6.1 million allocated to construct maintenance vehicle pull-outs, gore and center median paving on various areas along Highway 101 between Monterey and San Benito counties.

Photo courtesy of Census Bureau website.

Business / Economy

What to know about the 2020 Census

Community Foundation received $30,000 grant to be used to help reach difficult to count populations.

Jimmy Panetta visiting students at San Benito High School. Benitolink file photo

Business / Economy

San Benito County received $3.4 million out of $76.9 million in federal grants for Central Coast in 2017

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced over $76.9 million in federal grants for Central Coast counties, out of which San Benito County received just $3.4 million.

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Government / Politics

BenitoLink receives $10,000 Grant from Community Foundation for SBC

As BenitoLink looks ahead to its fall donor campaign, the Community Foundation for San Benito County gives a big show of support for local news and information with a substantial grant

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Children and Youth

Local schools receive Title I funding

Federal money provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards

Children and Youth

San Benito High School board continues Measure U project prioritization

The board also votes to retire some classes

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Government / Politics

Central Coast receives millions for veterans’ services

Funding recipients include housing resource center, homeless services, Goodwill Industries and Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

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Public notice for HUD funding

HUD funds will pay for housing and support services for programs serving the homeless

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Business / Economy

Sponsors help BenitoLink operate, but don’t determine content or coverage

Sponsors keep BenitoLink running, but what and how we report on things is our business

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Housing / Land Use

High Speed Rail Meetings Roll Forward

News round-up: Rail Authority hosts Madera meeting while Rep. Denham takes on fiscal side of project.

2015 San Benito County Point-in-Time Count

Business / Economy

Homeless census identifies needs

Census of countywide homeless population will help feds determine local cut of national funding for homeless support services.

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Hollister Municipal Airport gets $3.1M federal investment

FAA funding will fund repaving of portions of the local airport's runway

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Online tool helps track school funding

'Transparency tool' designed to open the books on school revenues from Prop. 30

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Nonprofits

Hollister City Council Approves $22,000 for New Youth Alliance Facility

Youth Alliance plans to build Youth Empowerment Center after raising $40,000.

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Health

The Community Food Bank Receives Funding For Services And Expansion

City of Hollister & Community Food Bank have received unprecedented funding support for food services and a new distribution facility