Important Dates

This calendar list dates, deadlines, and meetings that are important for those affected by the December 2017 Wildfires.

Government & Private Non-Profit Organizations Applicants’ Briefings

FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration. Disaster survivors who need information on grant programs for homeowners and renters should visit FEMA’s Individual Assistance page.

Applicant Briefing Schedule for California

Public Assistance provides grants to state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, and certain types of PNP organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. Through the program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities, and the facilities of certain PNP organizations. The PA program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.

The Public Assistance Applicants’ Briefings for the October 2017 Wildfires and December 2017 Wildfires have concluded. If you would like more information about the applicants’ briefings, please contact Cal OES Recovery at (916) 845-8200.

DateDescriptionMore InformationAffected County
February 1 to March 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm PSTMitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later.

As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration, such as the December 2017 Wildfires (FEMA-4353-DR-CA), FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Unit. Eligible applicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, federally recognized tribes, and some private non-profits.

If your local jurisdiction is interested in submitting a Notice of Interest (NOI) for the FEMA-4353-DR-CA event, please refer to the links in the next column.
For instructions on how to complete the NOI for FEMA-4353-DR-CA, click here.

To complete the NOI for FEMA-4353-DR-CA, click here.

For further information on Cal OES’ Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, visit our website.
Applies to All Counties