Cal OES Approves Nearly $11.7 Million in California Disaster Assistance Act Funding to Help Mariposa County Cover Costs of Removing Hazardous Debris Generated by Oak Fire


SACRAMENTO — The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced the approval of nearly $11.7 million in California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) funding to help the County of Mariposa cover the costs of removing hazardous debris generated by the Oak Fire from nearly 200 structures.

The $11,697,174 represents the state’s share of the $12,996,860 in estimated eligible project costs that the county is expected to incur in conjunction with the removal of fire debris from 127 homes and 66 other structures affected by the fire.   Payments will be 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.

Last month, Cal OES provided the county with $2,395,094.40 to help it cover administrative costs related to its debris removal effort.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of Emergency Proclamation on July 23, 2022, made the county eligible to apply for state reimbursement through the CDAA on a cost-share basis for debris removal, emergency protective measures as well as the permanent repair of damaged public facilities such as roads and bridges, water control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities and parks and recreational facilities.

More information on the California Disaster Assistance Act is available at