Utility Power Shutoffs - Resources for Cities

Many cities have been impacted by the recent and continued utility-initiated electrical power shutoffs that are leaving millions of California residents without power. The League has been working closely with the Gov. Gavin Newsom's Office and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to ensure the most up-to-date information on community resource centers and safety guidelines are reaching cities and residents impacted by the shutdowns. 

This page will serve as a clearinghouse of resources for cities and towns to find out where to get the most up-to-date information on power shutoff locations, community resource centers, emergency preparedness best practices  and potential financial assistance.

Emergency Management Summit – Training Series; Disaster Recovery Seminar
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has created a new, free training series that continues the dialogue on issues that were raised during the 2019 California for All - Emergency Management Summit.  Intended for city and county leadership, local emergency managers, and other public safety partners, this bi-monthly training series is co-sponsored by the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and the Institute for Local Government. The sessions will bring together state and local subject matter experts to discuss current emergency management issues and learn effective approaches to addressing these issues.

The first of these trainings will take place on Monday, Nov. 18th. A link to registration for the event can be found here. For more information, please see the event announcement.  
Gov. Gavin Newsom launched a "Local Government Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Resiliency Program" that includes a $75 million one-time General Fund appropriation from the 2019 Budget Act to support state and local government efforts to protect public safety, vulnerable populations and individuals and improve resiliency in response to utility-led PSPS actions. Half of the funds will be allocated to local governments.  Requests for a PSPS Resiliency allocation must be received by Nov. 12. 
Request for Proposal: PSPS Resiliency Allocation to Cities - (Deadline Extended to November 12, 2019 by 5:00 pm)
CalOES PSPS Resiliency grant program - Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 10/29)


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