Cal OES Holds Applicants Briefing for 2014 December Storms – Tehama County

Tehama County – Today, Cal OES held a Governor’s Proclamation Applicants Briefing in Red Bluff for local jurisdictions in Tehama County to apply for CDAA funding. The briefing was to discuss the reimbursement process for damages incurred during the November 30th to December 31st 2014 Incident Period due to the California 2014 Storms. Cal OES Recovery staff worked with locals on the application process and how to submit the appropriate documentation required for reimbursement.

At the request of local government or on his own initiative, the Governor proclaims a State of Emergency (a “Gubernatorial Proclamation”) authorizing CDAA, which provides funding for Emergency and Permanent Work. The Director of Cal OES can also issue a Director’s Concurrence. This provides recovery for Permanent Work only. Both provide for 75%-25% cost share (state/local).

Cal OES staff provided attendees today, which included Cal OES representatives, local government and private non-profit’s with the tools and information to move forward in the CDAA application process.

Under CDAA-2014-07, eligible applicants; (Cities, Counties, Special Districts, School Districts, Community College Districts and Certain Private Non-Profit Organizations) may receive reimbursement costs for the following:

Emergency Work:

  • Category A: Debris Removal

Emergency Work:

  • Category B: Emergency Protective Measures

Note – Both Categories A & B are eligible only under a Governor’s proclamation

Permanent Work:

  • Category C: Roads & Bridges
  • Category D: Water Control | Facilities
  • Category E: Buildings & Equipment
  • Category F: Utilities
  • Category G: Parks, Recreational & Other

Note – Categories C-G are eligible under both a Governor’s Proclamation and a Director’s Concurrences 

Other Categories Covered Include:

  • Replacement/Relocation
  • Trees, Shrubs, and Vegetation
  • Eligible Costs
  • Cost-Sharing
  • Force Account Labor
  • Force Account Equipment
  • Force Account Equipment Materials
  • Rental Equipment
  • Contracts
  • Engineering

CDAA Minimum Threshold: 

  • Applicant must incur an aggregate state-share total of at least $2,500 for each declared disaster to be eligible for assistance.

Other Disaster Assistance Programs (Other Non-FEMA programs may offer assistance):

  • FHWA
  • NRCS

Hazard Mitigation:

Note – Must be cost effective and substantially reduce the risk of repetitive and/or future damage

So what are the next steps? Applications must be received by the Pubic Assistance Division at the address below no later than Monday, April 20, 2015.  Additionally, Cal OES representatives will meet with Applicants and conduct a Kick-Off meeting , to discuss projects and complete project formulation for reimbursement.

Applications Must be Sent to the Following:

Ms. Stacy Mason-Vegna

Recovery Infrastructure Branch Chief

Public Assistance Branch

California Governors Office of Emergency Services

3650 Schriever Ave., Mather, CA 95655

Attention:  CDAA-2014-07

For more information on this specific CDAA Disaster Incident, please contact Cal OES Representative Marcia Burchel, Disaster Assistance Program Specialist at (530) 526-1178 or e-mail at or Peter Crase, Program Manager at (916) 845-8203 or e-mail at

Additional information can be found by visiting the Cal OES Disaster Recovery programs and don’t forget to follow us on twitter @Cal_OES.

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