SACRAMENTO – The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced a one-week extension for the applications for the 2022 Listos California Community Resilience Grants Program.
These grant funds would provide vulnerable communities that are disproportionally impacted by devastating wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters the information they need to be prepared, respond to and recover from emergencies.
There are four grant types available:
- Targeted grants: Will be awarded to CBOs serving the most socially vulnerable Californians at risk for adverse impacts from natural disasters. These service areas were determined using key social vulnerability factors and data that identify areas at risk of natural hazards. See FAQ’s here.
- Statewide grants: Will be available to CBOs working with socially vulnerable populations outside the target areas. See FAQ’s here.
- Tribal Government grants: Will be available to any of the state’s federally recognized Tribal Governments. See FAQ’s here.
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) is available to enhance existing or establish new California CERT Programs to provide CERT training to vulnerable and underserved populations, and to purchase personal protection equipment, background checks, and liability coverage for CERT volunteers. See FAQ’s here.
Under the program, targeted groups that are eligible for funding also include:
- People with Disabilities;
- Seniors/Older Adults;
- Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness;
- Areas with Geographically Isolated Individuals or Families/Low Broadband Subscription;
- Immigrants and Refugees;
- Farmworkers; and
- Households with Limited English Proficiency.
Eligible organizations interested in applying have until March 8, 2022 and are encouraged to visit the Cal OES website for additional details, background and application instructions. Questions regarding the grants or the application process must be submitted to ListosGrants@caloes.ca.gov.
Since 2019, Listos California has worked with communities across the state to boost resiliency, provide new accessible in-language information and advance a new culture of disaster preparedness