The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has two divisions focused on mitigation planning: the State Mitigation Planning Division and the Local Mitigation Planning Division. These divisions are responsible for a comprehensive local and state planning program. Mitigation requires the coordinated effort and participation of a wide range of stakeholders and the public in the planning process. Hazard mitigation is the cornerstone of every communities approach to reducing vulnerability to disasters. Hazard mitigation is the only phase of emergency management specifically dedicated to breaking the cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
The planning process is as important as the resulting plan because it creates a framework for the State of California to reduce the negative impacts from future disasters on lives, property, and the environment.
If you already have a Hazard Mitigation Plan and are seeking information or assistance with a Hazard Mitigation Grant, please go to the page for the 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program within Cal OES.
Developing and maintaining the
State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP). This includes
Implementing and administering, in cooperation with local governments and communities, training and technical assistance on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) development.
Assessing and reviewing LHMPs in a fair and consistent manner and ensuring approved LHMPs meet the requirements of the
Stafford Act and
Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §201.6 prior to their submittal to FEMA for approval.
Email: Miles.Gordon@CalOES.ca.govDesk phone: 916.845.8236
Email: Jose.Lara@caloes.ca.govDesk phone: 916.845.8883