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Law Enforcement Mutual Aid (LEMA) Fund

On July 1, 2022, the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid (LEMA) Assistance Fund became available to reimburse law enforcement agencies that respond to disasters and emergencies outside their jurisdictions. The fund is 25 million annually.

Caldor Fire LEMA

Eligible Applicants

LEMA Fund is available to sworn members of City Police Departments, Sheriff’s Offices, Probation Offices, and District Attorneys’ Offices.

Eligible Costs

LEMA Fund will pay 100% of the following eligible costs:

  • Responding Officer overtime;
  • Backfill for responding Officers;
  • Lodging;
  • Per Diem;
  • Mileage, to and from the incident site;
  • Fuel; and
  • Extraordinary Equipment.

Reimbursement Process

Submit a Workbook and supporting documentation through the LEMA Fund Application. See link below.

Instructional/Reference Material

LEMA Fund Application 

Link to existing users

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Create new user


LEMA Webinar Schedule


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Webinar 1

Call In: +1 415-906-4037

Conference ID: 221 008 870#



Contact Information:

LEMA Fund Team

Jodi Lopez

Division Chief

(916) 845-8307

Taryn Renowden


(916) 845-8705

Pooja Randhawa


(916) 845-8743

Nancy Talley


(916) 845-8706