Cal OES Announces Approval of California Disaster Assistance Act Funds and Administrative Fees to Help the Placer County Water Agency Cover December 2021 Storm Costs


SACRAMENTO — The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced the approval of more than $751,000 in Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) funding to help the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) cover eligible costs related to the repair of Boardman Canal and several other facilities damaged during the December 2021 storms.

The bulk of the $751,006.58 in funding approved by Cal OES — $682,733.25 — represents the state’s share of the $910,311 in estimated eligible project costs related to the repair of the canal and other PCWA facilities damaged in the storms.   As a result of the record-setting storm, the canal, which supplies water to several PCWA and privately owned treatment plants, failed when a large tree growing into its berm uprooted.

In addition to the state’s share of eligible costs, Cal OES has approved $68,273.33 in funding to help the PCWA cover administrative cost related to repairing the canal and other storm damaged facilities.

CDAA payments are provided based on actual costs incurred by the county and provided by the state as work is completed and as documentation and requests for payment  are submitted to Cal OES.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of Emergency Proclamation for the Placer County in conjunction with the storms authorized CDAA reimbursements for PCWA and other eligible entities.

More information on the California Disaster Assistance Act is available at