Rancho Cucamonga News - May 2021
This article was originally published on May 10, 2021 by the City of Rancho Cucamonga
YOUTH SUMMER CAMP
Who’s ready for SUMMER CAMP?!
Summer Camp 2021 offers a fun and safe environment for youth ages 6-12! Camp activities foster growth and development by instilling self-confidence and respect for others. Participants will have an opportunity to meet new friends and explore a variety of new ideas through arts and crafts, games and special event activities. It is our goal to be successful in offering our participants quality weekly programming with SAFETY being our number one goal.
Camp Dates: June 7th – July 30th
Space is limited!
For more information call 1-909-477-2765
COVID-19 BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is pleased to announce through special allocations for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a grant program has been rolled out to relieve small businesses and microenterprises. All those who meet the qualifications may apply. Most impacted industries such as food and beverage, hospitality, and retail industries will receive priority until all funds are exhausted.
The COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program provides two different types of grants. The Small Business grant provides up to $20,000. The Microenterprise grant provides up to $10,000. Funding is limited and applications will be approved by priority. For details, eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit www.CityofRC.us/RCCares.
GENERAL PLAN UPDATE - PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON
PlanRC, encapsulated a year of community visioning, analysis and planning, the City of Rancho Cucamonga is excited to share a full draft of the General Plan Update for public review! The plan includes a long-term vision for the future that supports health, equity, and stewardship. To implement that vision, the Plan sets forth a comprehensive set of citywide policies and actions around land use, mobility, the environment, and more. The Draft document will be available for review and comment by the community beginning mid-May through mid-July 2021. Be sure to visit www.cityofrc.us/GeneralPlan, in the coming weeks for more information on ways you can share your thoughts.
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ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS QUESTIONNAIRE
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is currently in the process of updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. ADA Transition Plans help Cities assess barriers to accessibility, describe how to remove them and provides a prioritization of barrier removal that can be reasonably implemented within the time frame specified in the Plan. Barriers can include things that are physical in nature, such as a lack of available ramps to access a building’s entrance, or they can be related to participation, like the inability to provide meeting materials in Braille.
This Plan will be completed in three phases, the first focusing on City owned and operated buildings, the second focusing on parks and the third focusing on our sidewalk network. The Plan will take about two years to complete.
While formal assessments of our buildings, parks and sidewalk networks will be conducted by ADA Site Assessment Professionals, we would also like to know about your experience with potential barriers and how they affect you and your ability to use our facilities.
We value your opinions and thank you for taking the time to provide us with this very important feedback.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Join us on Monday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. to honor our fallen soldiers. There will be limited space for patrons to join us in-person at Freedom Courtyard at Central Park (11200 Base Line Rd.). Face masks and social distancing is required. If you are unable to join us in-person you can watch the ceremony live on Facebook @CityofRanchoCucamonga.
HEALTHY MIND & BODY VIRTUAL SERIES
In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month & National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, the City of Rancho Cucamonga invites you to its upcoming Healthy Mind & Body Virtual Series presented by Healthy RC. Join us every Wednesday starting May 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To RSVP visit: http://bit.ly/mindbodyseries
What to expect:
- Learn resources on how to incorporate a holistic lifestyle.
- Gain an understanding of the benefits of making healthy behavior changes in your life.
- Discuss barriers or challenges alongside a supportive community.
- 5/12 Workshop #1: Addressing Stress & Emotional Eating
- 5/19 Workshop #2: Managing Diet & Lifestyle
- 5/26 Workshop #3: Mindfulness & Sleep
For inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call 1-909-774-2044.
*Each workshop is a stand-alone. Spanish translation is also available. Please dial-in for each workshop: 1-909-774-3500 Passcode: 10700400#
PREVENT CHILD DROWNINGS IN
RANCHO CUCAMONGA THIS SUMMER
As the weather warms up, swimming in a cool, refreshing pool is a great way to beat the heat. It’s important to practice water safety with children whenever playing in or around water, including the ocean, lakes, rivers, swimming pools, and even kiddie pools and bathtubs.
Drowning is the leading cause of death for children age four and under in San Bernardino County and yet they are 100% preventable. The Rancho Cucamonga Fire District encourages everyone to practice the ABC’s of Water Safety to prevent child drownings in our community:
A - Active Adult Supervision - Children should never be allowed to swim without an adult present who is actively supervising their time in the water. Other siblings aren’t necessarily qualified to fill the role of “Water Watcher.” Practice “touch supervision”, meaning be within arm’s reach when kids are in or around the water. Avoid distractions such as socializing, phone conversations, reading and more. Remember, drowning happens without a sound so you may not be alerted to a child in trouble if you have turned your attention away from the water.
B - Barriers - Isolation fencing around the pool, including door and window alarms, provide an added layer of protection from the dangers of the water. It is important to maintain the integrity of such barriers and refrain from disconnecting any alarms or removing any locks because they are inconvenient. They just might save a life one day!
C - Classes - Swimming classes can boost the confidence of children who play in the water, but also remember that classes do not make your child “Drown-proof” and active adult supervision is still needed. We encourage everyone to sign up for swimming classes and CPR classes to learn these skills that can help save a life. If a medical emergency happens, such as a heart attack or drowning, early CPR could make the difference in someone’s chances of survival. Check out this 60-second video of Hands-Only CPR that can be implemented quickly until professional help arrives.
Child drownings continue to occur in Rancho Cucamonga, and we need everyone’s help to prevent this tragedy. We want everyone in Rancho Cucamonga to have a safe and enjoyable summer! For more water safety information, contact the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department at 1-909-477-2770.
PARK SHELTER RENTALS
Park Shelter Rentals coming soon! Need to book a park shelter this summer? Beginning May 10th, applications will be accepted for rentals taking place any time after May 22nd! For more information call 1-909-477-2765, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit RCpark.com.