The Public Assistance Branch provides assistance to state agencies, local governments, special districts and eligible private non-profit organizations that have been impacted by a disaster in order to achieve a safer future for all California communities. The Public Assistance Branch ensures that state and federal support are provided to applicants in an efficient and timely manner to assist in recovery from a major disaster or emergency.
Individuals seeking disaster assistance should refer to the Individual Assistance Branch.
Programs available to state agencies, local governments, special districts and eligible private non-profit organizations
- California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) - CDAA provides state financial assistance for recovery efforts to cities and/or counties and special districts after a state disaster has been declared. Certain eligible Private Non-profits (PNP) or an Intermediary PNP applicant may also be eligible to receive state assistance.
- Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) - EMAC provides California with the ability to assist other states with disaster relief efforts.
- Federal Disaster Assistance - Federal financial assistance for recovery efforts is made available to cities, counties, state agencies and eligible private non-profits after a federal disaster has been declared.
- Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) - Federal financial assistance is provided for emergency response for federally declared fires.