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File #: 22-0560    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/18/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/5/2022 Final action: 4/5/2022
Title: Planning and Building Department recommend the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 052-2022, authorizing the Planning and Building Department to submit a grant application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to provide funding assistance for the Caldor Fire Post-Disaster Code Enforcement and Reconstruction Project; and 2) Delegate authority to the Director of the Planning and Building Department, or designee, to conduct all negotiations, sign and submit all documents, including, but not limited to applications, local match commitment letters, agreements, amendments, and payment requests necessary for the completion of the grant sub-application and application process. FUNDING: Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds (75% Federal) and County General Fund (25%).
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Resolution Routing Sheet, 2. B - HMGP Sub-Application Resolution, 3. Executed Resolution 052-2022
Related files: 21-1722, 21-1503
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Planning and Building Department recommend the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 052-2022, authorizing the Planning and Building Department to submit a grant application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to provide funding assistance for the Caldor Fire Post-Disaster Code Enforcement and Reconstruction Project; and
2) Delegate authority to the Director of the Planning and Building Department, or designee, to conduct all negotiations, sign and submit all documents, including, but not limited to applications, local match commitment letters, agreements, amendments, and payment requests necessary for the completion of the grant sub-application and application process.

FUNDING: Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds (75% Federal) and County General Fund (25%).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides various grant funding opportunities through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for assistance with projects as a result of impacts from natural disasters, including post-disaster code enforcement activities as a result of wildfires. The State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) is responsible for administering FEMA’s HMGP funding at the state level.

Through FEMA’s HMGP, CalOES is authorized to receive HMGP funding as a result of a major disaster declaration by the President of the United States. On September 1, 2021, the President declared the existence of an emergency in California and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local agency recovery efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the Caldor Fire, which began on August 14, 2021. Upon full containment on October 21, 2021, the Caldor Fire burned a total of 221,835 acres, destroyed a total of 1,003 structures, including 782 single family residences, 18 comm...

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