Cal OES Approves Nearly $138,000 in CDAA Funds to Help Siskiyou County Cover Labor and Equipment Costs Related to Culvert Cleaning and Replacement following McKinney Fire and Subsequent Heavy Rains and Mud Flows


SACRAMENTO — The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced the approval in late September of $137,900.40 in California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) funding to help Siskiyou County cover eligible equipment and overtime costs associated with cleaning and replacing metal culverts affected by heavy rains, mud flows and debris flows that followed the 64,000-acre McKinney Fire. 

The bulk of the funding approved by Cal OES — $125,364 represents the state’s share of eligible costs incurred by the county. The remaining $12,536 in funding approved for the county will help it cover administrative costs related to the project. 

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 on July 23, 2021, in conjunction with the Summer 2021 wildfires, authorized CDAA reimbursements for the county. 

More information on the California Disaster Assistance Act is available at