Watch: Shining a Spotlight on Staff – I am Cal OES Video Series –  Matthew Brown, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Infrastructure Protection Grants


Over the past several years, the state has experienced an unprecedented number of emergencies and disasters. As these climate-driven natural disasters become more severe in our state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) staff has met each new challenge head-on.  

The nearly 2,000 staff at Cal OES have responded to increasingly complex disasters in fresh and innovative ways, strengthening the foundation of emergency management to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters.   

This week, Cal OES welcomes you to learn more about Matthew Brown, an Associate Governmental Program Analyst in the Infrastructure Protection Grants Unit II. His duties include helping eligible nonprofit organizations learn how to utilize the California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which help fund organizations to improve their overall security from hate crimes and violent attacks.  

“I have witnessed the expansion of the program each year since its implementation,” said Brown. “I couldn’t be prouder of the difference we have made for communities statewide.” 

He is passionate about helping communities, conducting outreach and education with various nonprofits like health organizations, legal aid, religious organizations and more. 

Before joining Cal OES in 2019, Matthew worked as a Human Services Specialist for Sacramento County, helping residents have access to essential services like CalFresh, CalWorks and Medi-Cal.  Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Sacramento.