This Week: Tax Filing Resources and More


Tax season can be a stressful time of year‚ and this year’s winter storms have only added to the challenges. However‚ the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the state of California have some good news for eligible residents and businesses affected by the storms.

If you live in one of the eligible disaster zones and were directly impacted by the winter storms‚ you may be eligible for an extension on your federal and state tax filing and payment due dates. The extended due date for federal and state taxes is now October 16‚ 2023.

It’s essential to note your eligibility when filing your tax returns or working with your tax professional to take advantage of this extension. The IRS and state of California recommend that those who are unable to file by the new deadline consider filing for an extension to avoid penalties or interest charges. Click here to learn more.

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle


Scholarship OpportuntiesCalifornia Women in Timber Scholarship Opportunities

The end of the school year is approaching‚ which means it’s time to get those final scholarship applications in. Shasta Cascade Women in Timber’s Gear Up and Education Scholarships are available to male or female high school seniors living in Lassen‚ Modoc‚ Shasta‚ Siskiyou‚ Tehama‚ or Trinity counties and majoring in forestry or a related natural resources field.

The Gear Up Scholarship offers up to $1‚000 and the Education Scholarship provides up to $2‚500 to high school students and/or graduates majoring in forestry or a related natural resources field of study having secured summer work experience in an associated industry‚ organization‚ or agency. The deadline for application is April 21‚ 2023, and interested students can apply at

Fair PlanFAIR Plan Increases Commercial Coverage Limit to $20 Million

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has announced that the California FAIR Plan Association will increase its commercial coverage limits to $20 million to help businesses unable to find coverage in the normal insurance marketplace. The FAIR Plan is an association of all insurers authorized to transact basic property insurance in California‚ providing insurance as a property “insurer of last resort” for businesses and residences when other options are not available.

The combined coverage limits for the FAIR Plan will increase from $8.4 million to $20 million per location under its Division I Commercial Property Program‚ and from $7.2 million to $20 million per location under its Division II Businessowners Program. Learn more here.

Sierra Nevada GrantsSierra Nevada Conservancy Funds $3 Million in AD 01 Projects

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) has granted over $3 million of state funds to the following projects in AD 01‚ which aim to develop and improve sustainable recreational and trail systems to enhance public access and preserve natural resources.

The following projects have been granted funds:
  1. Modoc Line Rail Trail Planning
    • Cost: $202‚400
    • Grantee: Lassen Land and Trails Trust
    • Location: Lassen and Modoc counties
  2. South Siskiyou Sustainable Recreation & Trails Partnership
    • Cost: $470‚483
    • Grantee: Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Alliance
    • Location: Siskiyou County
  3. Modoc Trails Strategy and Concepts
    • Cost: $250‚000
    • Grantee: US Forest Service‚ Modoc National Forest
    • Location: Modoc‚ Lassen‚ Siskiyou counties
  4. Sierra Valley Wetlands Public Access Project
    • Cost: $532‚818
    • Grantee: Feather River Land Trust
    • Location: Plumas County
  5. Sierra Valley Recreation Project
    • Cost: $793‚620
    • Grantee: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
    • Location: Sierra County
  6. Lower Carpenter Valley Trailhead Improvements
    • Cost: $92‚962
    • Grantee: Truckee Donner Land Trust
    • Location: Nevada County
  7. Bizz Johnson Trailhead Planning
    • Cost: $137‚000
    • Grantee: Lassen Land and Trails Trust
    • Location: Lassen County
  8. Walton Homestead CE Planning
    • Cost: $90‚000
    • Grantee: Lassen Land and Trails Trust
    • Location: Lassen County
  9. Lind Corridor Property on Indian and Montgomery Creeks
    • Cost: $94‚875
    • Grantee: Wildlife Heritage Foundation
    • Location: Plumas County
  10. Sierra Buttes/Lakes Basin Acquisition Program – Johnson Property
    • Cost: $404‚150
    • Grantee: Sierra County Land Trust
    • Location: Sierra County

Learn more about SNC grants here.


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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Alpine County‚ Amador County‚ El Dorado County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.