Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces FEMA Grants to California for Wildfire Response
Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $19 million in funding to California state government offices to support these offices’ efforts during the 2018 wildfire season. The grants include $9.1 million to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for emergency protective efforts, another $5.1 million to Cal OES to help manage the Public Assistance Program, and $4.9 million to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for fire suppression measures. As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Chairwoman Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding.
“I strongly support FEMA granting more than $19 million to support California’s wildfire response efforts,” said Chairwoman Roybal-Allard. “With California battling devastating wildfires on a regular basis, strong federal funding is essential to helping our state sustain a comprehensive firefighting response that keeps Californians safe and protects our communities. In the midst of a health pandemic, it is more important than ever that California’s agencies are prepared to respond to wildfires. As Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I oversee FEMA funds, and I thank FEMA for providing these grants to California as our state prepares for further wildfires in the coming years.”