California Recovery Support Function Project

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California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Recovery Support Function and Debris Management Project

What is the project?

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Recovery Support Function (RSF) and Debris Management project provides the opportunity to develop a roadmap for California to provide comprehensive short-, intermediate, and long-term recovery support to local and tribal communities impacted by a disaster.


This project will include the formation of comprehensive RSFs with governmental and non-governmental organizations who will be critical in providing post-disaster support to communities, as well as providing the guidance and tools that they will use after a disaster to guide their recovery support operations.

​What will the project accomplish?

  • Validate existing mission and objectives for each RSF and identify the critical information, including priorities and implementation tools, for inclusion in the RSF Annexes.
  • Ensure the involvement of all relevant public and private stakeholders in developing each RSF Annex and Debris Management Plan and validate their pre- and post-disaster responsibilities. 
  • Develop a Debris Management Plan that aligns with existing processes and state and federal guidance and ensures the validation of pre- and post-disaster roles and responsibilities.

​Who is involved?

  • Cal OES Project Team: Representatives from executive leadership, the Recovery Division, and the Office of Private Sector / NGO Coordination.
  • Stakeholders: Identified coordinating, primary, and supporting agencies from the California Disaster Recovery Framework (CDRF), as well as non-governmental and private sector stakeholders.
  • Hagerty Consulting: A consulting firm with experience in pre-disaster recovery planning.

​Recovery Support Functions, State Coordinating, and Primary Agencies

Each RSF is made up of specific State agencies, volunteers, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives from the private sector. Each RSF will be led by a State Coordinating Agency and will engage and coordinate with identified RSF State Primary Agencies and Supporting Organizations, federal and regional partners, community stakeholders, and individuals under direction of the State Disaster Recovery Coordinator. The State Coordinating and Primary Agencies are outlined below according to each RSF. For the purposes of the RSFs, “State agency” means any State agency, department, office, board or commission.

Recovery Support Function​State Coordinating Agency​Primary  Agency

​Community Planning and Capacity Building Recovery

​Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency

​• Department of Housing and Community Development
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• Labor and Workforce Development Agency
• Office of Planning and Research
• Transportation Agency
• Department of Education

Economic Recovery

​Governor’s Office of Business
& Economic Development

​• Department of Housing and Community Development
• CA Housing Finance Agency
• Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
• Department of Finance
• Department of Food and Agriculture
• CA Franchise Tax Board
• Employment Development Department
• Agriculture Labor Relations Board
• Department of Insurance
• CA State Treasurer

Health and Social Services Recovery

Health and Human Services Agency

​• CA Department of Public Health
• Emergency Medical Services Authority
• CA Environmental Protection Agency
• Department of Food and Agriculture
• Department of Health Care Services
• Department of Managed Health Care
• Department of Social Services
• Department of Veterans Affairs
• Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Housing Recovery

​Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency

​• Department of Housing & Community Development
• CA Housing Finance Agency
• Department of Veterans Affairs
• Department of General Services​
• Department of Insurance

​Infrastructure Systems Recovery

​Transportation Agency

​• Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
• Department of Toxic Substances Control
• State Water Resources Control Board
• CA Environmental Protection Agency
• Department of General Services
• Department of Water Resources
• Department of Transportation
• Public Utilities Commission

Natural and Cultural Resources Recovery

​Natural Resources Agency

​• Department of Toxic Substances Control
• State Water Resources Control Board
• CA Environmental Protection Agency
• CA Coastal Commission
• CA State Lands Commission
• Department of Fish and Wildlife
• Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
• Department of Parks and Recreation – Cultural Resources Division
• Department of Parks and Recreation – Cultural Resources Division (Collections)

 

​What is the project timeline?

The project began in June 2018 with organization of the Cal OES Project Team and securing Hagerty Consulting for support. In July, Annex and Plan research and analysis began. In September, Cal OES will host a series of RSF stakeholder workshops to identify milestones within the recovery process, validate roles and responsibilities to implement recovery activities, and identify debris management considerations.The project will conclude at the end of 2018 with the writing and delivery of each RSF Annex and Debris Management Plan.

​How can a state agency get involved in the RSF stakeholder workshops?

If you are interested in attending these workshops and have not received an invitation already, please register here to participate.


Friday, September 7
     〉 Economic Recovery: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, September 10
     〉 Health and Social Services Recovery: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
     〉 Natural and Cultural Resources Recovery: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, September 11
     〉 Community Planning and Capacity Building Recovery: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
     〉 Housing Recovery: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, September 12
     〉 Infrastructure Systems Recovery: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

​For more Information:

For more information about the project and meetings, please contact our identified points of contact to Abby Browning or Hope Winship.

 

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