Funds to Strengthen Federally-Recognized Tribes in California During a Disaster


The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) works with communities throughout the state to build resilient California by providing accessible information and promoting inclusion in emergency management, serving the whole community.

Cal OES is offering funds provided under and Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (FY 2021 Tribal EMPG) for federally-recognized tribes in California to support activities that effectively contribute to the tribe’s capability to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made.

The intent of the Program is to support state, local, and tribal efforts to protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from natural or human-caused disasters and other catastrophic events. The funds provided by this program help to prepare for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to lives, property, and the environment.

In addition, it seeks to implement projects that improve the response to all types of emergencies, considering the five missions of the national preparedness Goal (NPG) which are: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.

There are 109 federally-recognized tribes in California who can request the funds provided under this program. Tribes will be considered by Cal OES for eligibility based on the evaluation criteria identified, found here.

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