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Policy Pulse: December 15th

Garden Grove's Council Member Stephanie Klopfenstein Klopfeinstein

Learn more about ACC-OC Board President and Garden Grove's Council Member, Hon. Stephanie Klopfenstein's impactful contributions to Garden Grove!


Exciting Upcoming Events Kicking Off the New Year!



ACC-OC Infrastructure Tour, Songs Decomissioning Project | Jan. 24th | 8:30AM | RSVP







ACC-OC Policy Dinner: Governing in the Era of AI | Jan. 31 | 5:30PM | RSVP






AFFILIATE MEMBER UPDATES

Unlocking Futures: Edison Scholars Program

Every year Southern California Edison awards $50,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) in college. New majors have been added, including cybersecurity and data analytics. I wanted to share the application period and requirements for high school seniors pursuing a degree in STEM. Since 2006, Edison International has awarded $15 million in scholarships to 760 students through the Edison Scholars program.

 

Application period: Now – January 23, 2024

 

Applicant requirements:

  • Students must live in Southern California Edison’s service territory.

  • Must be a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need

  • Plan to pursue studies in eligible STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university

  • Show financial need

 

This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future. Learn more at edisonscholars.com.


In Other News

OCCOG 2024 Annual Conference Sponsorships Now Open!

OCCOG will be returning to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda for the 2024 OCCOG Annual Conference on March 28th @9AM.



Nurturing Connections: Empowering Seniors through AC Aging Programs



Access to Technology Program – BOS District 3

iPads with data coverage are available under the Access to Technology (ATT) Program for the older adult population of Orange County’s Third Supervisorial District.

This program is funded by the California Department of Aging (CDA) and is meant to reduce social isolation and expand access to services for older adults via technology. Participants of the ATT Program will be provided the latest iPad model, including a 10 GB monthly data plan from Verizon, which ends on 12/31/2024. Additionally, the ATT Program includes one-on-one device onboarding and set-up for iPad recipients, as well as access to various virtual classes available from our provider: GetSetUp (all at no cost to participants).

Please view the attached flyer for program information, including eligibility and free virtual classes/training. Feel free to share the flyer, as well as the links provided below with your interested older adults and partners.

  • Visit the interactive map to determine if you reside in the OC Board of Supervisor – Third District before applying.

  • Apply here to reserve your spot. Senior Medical Alert Device Program – BOS District 5




Senior Medical Alert Device Program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

This program aims to provide medical alert devices to the older adult population of Orange County’s Fifth Supervisorial District, particularly those who are considered high risk for a fall.

 

  • Visit the interactive map to determine if you live in the OC Board of Supervisor - Fifth District before applying.

  • Apply here to reserve your spot.






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