Cal OES Offers Virtual Training Sessions for Listos California Grant Applicants


In order to help develop, enhance and expand community resilience, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is hosting informational webinars for potential applicants of Listos California grants.

Launched in 2019, Listos California is continuing its work to help ensure communities across the state are prepared for, can respond to and recover from disasters. The funding opportunities released as part of Listos California, prioritize grants to communities that are both socially vulnerable and at high risk of being impacted by a fire, flood, earthquake, drought or heatwave. Specifically, the state sought to identify communities by prioritizing California census tracts according to their estimated hazard exposures and social vulnerability.


Links to recordings of the informational webinars are below. They provide a general overview of the Request for Proposal and instructions on how to complete the application:

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions via email at Organizations interested in applying can visit the Cal OES website and the California Grants Portal for additional details, background and application instructions.


Three types of grants are available:

  • CBO Targeted Populations Partner Program ($6 million): specific to CBOs serving the most socially vulnerable Californians (determined via specific thresholds on the Hazard Mitigation Vulnerability Assessment Tool) at risk for adverse impacts from natural disasters
  • CBO Statewide Partner Program ($8 million): available to CBOs working with socially vulnerable populations outside the target areas
  • Tribal Partner Program ($1 million): available to any of the state’s federally recognized tribes.

Anchored at the Cal OES, Listos California has reached Californians with low incomes, disabilities and language barriers, older adults, and other highly vulnerable Californians since its inception in 2019. The campaign has helped Californians to take positive steps to help them combat issues relating to housing, food insecurity, and public health. This year, the campaign aims to take this a step further by not only focusing on preparedness, but also response and recovery efforts after disaster strikes.



Under the authorities of the California Emergency Services Act, Cal OES serves as the state’s leadership hub during all major emergencies and disasters. This includes responding, directing, and coordinating state and federal resources and mutual aid assets across all regions to support the diverse communities across the state.


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