0690 Office of Emergency Services
Program Descriptions


The OES serves as the State Administering Agent for federal homeland security, emergency management, and criminal justice grants and is the primary liaison with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies. Additionally, the OES serves as an advocate for local public safety, emergency management, and public and private agencies operating public safety and victim service programs. As part of its grant management role, the OES administers the California Disaster Assistance Act and provides eligible local agencies with financial assistance to recover from disasters. Included in this program is the State Threat Assessment Center which is the centerpiece of the State's intelligence information sharing environment and serves as the Governor's designated primary fusion center.