Newsom Announces $50 Million in Grants to Mitigate PSPS Impacts

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the distribution of $50 million in Community Power Resiliency grants through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The funds released this week were allocated through the 2020-21 state budget and are designed to maintain the continuity of critical services that can be impacted by public safety power shutoffs (PSPS), including schools, county election offices, food storage reserves, and COVID-19 testing sites.

The grants awarded by Cal OES were distributed to a total of 225 recipients, including $13 million to all counties. This is the second round of PSPS resiliency grants to be awarded by the Administration.

Additional information is available here.