Technical Assistance Programs provide specialized expertise to all Cal OES programs (i.e., Public Assistance [PA], Hazard Mitigation [HM], and Individual Assistance [IA]). The specialized expertise includes providing information on environmental and historic preservation (EHP) laws and regulations; engineering related to restoring damaged public facilities; and, codes and standards as they apply to the recovery process. They also provide outreach and technical assistance to applicants by providing the latest information on regulations; and programs and/or grant program policy updates or amendments.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP),
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). The HMGP Unit administers the Federal Emergency Management Agency's HMGP and provides subject matter expertise to local governments and other eligible applicant with respect to mitigation activities, application development and grant management.