Applicants’ Briefings

Applicants’ Briefings provide potential applicants with basic information to assist them in their efforts to understand the requirements associated with applying for Public Assistance due to a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration, under the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) or under a Presidential Emergency Declaration.

Please email RSVP for Applicants’ Briefings to Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Make your request as early as possible as last minute requests will be accepted, but cannot be guaranteed. 

This page includes briefings currently scheduled due to one of the mentioned declarations.

Public Assistance Forms, Documents, and Reference Materials

All materials mentioned in the Applicants’ Briefings presentations and meetings can be found here.

Schedule of Applicants’ Briefings

DR-4482 (COVID-19) Virtual Applicants’ Briefing Presentation

FEMA-4482-DR-CA is the federal designation for the biological event with the incident period beginning January 20, 2020 and continuing. The briefing linked below is for all counties, cities, special districts, school districts, tribal governments, state agencies, and eligible private non-profit organizations that provided an essential social service in all 58 counties of the state of California. This presentation includes information related to various COVID-19 recovery programs, project applications, and applicant responsibilities and best practices.

COVID-19 Applicants’ Briefing PowerPoint Presentation 

For additional resources and information related to Recovery COVID-19 federal funding programs and resources, please visit the Recovery COVID-19 page.