California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign

Grant opportunities now available

Governor Newsom’s California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign is a new effort to boost disaster preparedness by connecting over one million of the most vulnerable Californians to culturally and linguistically competent support.

To ensure success, the campaign empowers and engages local communities on emergency preparedness to support California’s diverse and vulnerable populations, which can be described by social vulnerability factors including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs challenges. The $50 million effort will invest directly in targeted regions and communities to help transform and improve how Californians get prepared.  

The first phase of the joint effort between California Volunteers and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is a Request for Proposals (RFP) process that aims to effectivity and efficiently select partners and begin implementation by summer 2019. California Volunteers is overseeing the distribution of $30 million, with the following outline of grants available to partners.      

For those interested in applying, these upcoming and available grant opportunities include descriptions for each element of the campaign with qualifications and project deliverables. For more information and immediate updates, please subscribe to our California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign email list. A process for FAQ will be made available upon the release of these applications.


California Volunteers

California For All Public Outreach & Education Preparedness Campaign Support Team

These funds will provide counsel, guidance and resources for organizational collaboration, conferences and tools to support statewide disaster preparedness efforts and the local work of county partners.  

  • Amount: $1,360,000
  • Released: April 9, 2019



Statewide Listos Administrator

These funds aim to build on the success of Listos, an 8-hour Spanish language emergency preparedness curriculum, by expanding the program to include other languages and geographies, working with trusted networks such as Promotores and in-home support service workers, and partnering with faith-based and religious communities.

  • Amount: $2,200,000
  • Released: April 17, 2019





CERT/Listos Target County Support

These funds will be used to identify and establish new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Listos partners in vulnerable areas without existing infrastructure – partners may include fire and police departments, schools and community based organizations.

  • Amount: $2,000,000
  • Released soon: April 16, 2019




CERT/Listos Capacity Building

These grants will be awarded to increase the number of volunteers working with existing CERT and Listos programs throughout the state and ensure they reflect their communities. The grants will support these programs by providing funding for training, equipment, insurance and background checks for new and existing volunteers.

  • Amount: $8,300,000
  • Released: April 12, 2019



Community Support Grant for the 2019 California For All CERT and Listos Preparedness Conference

These grants will be awarded to help current members of CERT and Listos attend this conference to help launch their involvement as part of this campaign.

  • Amount: $500,000
  • Released: April 5, 2019



California For All AmeriCorps

This funding has been allocated to develop three regional California For All AmeriCorps disaster teams in Northern, Central and Southern California to provide emergency preparedness expertise to vulnerable populations, work within communities and assist with surge management during disasters.

  • Amount: $2,600,000
  • Released: April 11, 2019



California For All Public Outreach and Education Campaign

This funding will be awarded to a partner in order to assist community groups in the development of a linguistically and culturally appropriate public awareness and outreach campaign, directed specifically at the most vulnerable California communities. The campaign will include the development of emergency preparedness curriculum, tools, materials and advertisements.

  • Amount: $13,000,000
  • Released: April 19, 2019



Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Target County Partners

These funds will provide grants to support regional strategies in six vulnerable counties – specifically in Lake, Shasta, Fresno, Tulare, Riverside and San Bernardino – to expand and strengthen peer-to-peer networks and educate and connect communities with disaster preparedness resources.

  • Amount: $8,000,000
  • Released: April 8, 2019



Statewide County Partners

These funds will provide grants to community based organizations in communities across the state that work with vulnerable populations to prepare residents and build resiliency.

  • Amount: $11,000,000
  • Released: April 8, 2019



Animal Disaster Management

This project expands, statewide, a pilot project that distributes special emergency animal sheltering supply caches at strategic locations throughout the state to assist emergency local responders and trained volunteers with the capability to render shelter and care to animals during emergency response and recovery. No RFP will be issued.

  • Amount: $1,000,000

“When fires strike or the earth shakes, we will be there for each other.”

– Governor Gavin Newsom


“People are at the center of our approach to ensure all Californians are prepared for an emergency.”

– California Chief Service Officer, Karen Baker