Oxnard Councilman Perello Calls on Interim City Manager to Convene a “City Red Team” to help Obtain FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant

By Bert Perello, 1-30-18


Councilman Perello Calls on Interim City Manager Whitney to Convene a “City Red Team”
Tasked with Maximizing the City’s Chances to Obtain FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Funding Under the Federal Disaster Declaration for the Thomas Wildfire (January 30, 2018)

Councilman Bert Perello today called on Interim City Manage Scott Whitney to convene a “Red-Team” of
subject matter experts in various City departments tasked with developing a credible, compelling and eligible suite of candidate projects for submittal to FEMA in order to maximize the City’s chances of obtaining grant funding under the Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP). Time is of the essence here, as February 28, 2018 is the deadline for the submittal of grant applications to FEMA under the HMGP.

“Under applicable sections of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 200 – Public Law 106-390), approximately 20% of the total dollar amount of Federal Disaster Assistance that the Federal government will provide to communities affected by President Trump’s Disaster Declaration issued for the December 2017 Thomas Wildfire in Ventura County will likely be earmarked for HMGP funding.” Councilman Perello observed. “While the total amount of Federal Disaster Assistance potentially available to Ventura County communities under the Thomas Fire Disaster Assistance Declaration (FEMA – DR-4353 – CA) is still being determined, recent information strongly suggests that the amount of HMGP funding that will likely become available may be upwards of $200 Million dollars,” said Perello.

Read full statement: Perello Calls for FEMA Red Team 1-30-18

… “to help minimize and mitigate the risks posed to critical city public infrastructure, including but not limited to the
City’s aging Wastewater Treatment and Conveyance and Collection systems, from future natural disasters.”


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program | FEMA.gov

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions | FEMA …

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