CSAC Bulletin Article

Grant Opportunities for Local Community Organizations to Prepare for Disasters

February 16, 2023

Four different grant opportunities have been recently made available to local community organizations to help prepare for disasters though the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). The grants are targeted for socially vulnerable communities that are at high risk of being impacted by a fire, flood, earthquake, drought or extreme heat.

The grants available are:

  • Statewide Grants ($8 million): Eligible applicants include large nonprofit organizations with a 501c(3) status with a service population of 1 million or more that can work independently or subgrant with local community-based organizations to provide disaster training and resources to vulnerable and diverse populations.
  • Target Grants ($6 million): Eligible applicants include smaller, local nonprofit organizations with a 501c(3) status nonprofit organizations with a service population of less than 1 million that can provide outreach to California’s high disaster risk and diverse populations.
  • Tribal Government Grants ($1 million): Eligible applicants must be a federally recognized Tribal Government with administrative offices in California with a goal to increase their communities’ disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities.
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Grants ($500,000): Eligible applicants include CERT programs registered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), new CERT Programs approved by the California State CERT Administrator, CERT Program Sponsoring Agencies or a fiscal agent representing the CERT Program to support projects that help prepare vulnerable and underserved populations.

For more information, click here: https://www.listoscalifornia.org/blog/cal-oes-releases-2023-funding-opportunities-for-listos-california-campaign/.

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