Cal OES helps Plumas County cover costs associated with Beckwourth Complex Fires

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced the preliminary approval of $12,312 in reimbursements to help Plumas County cover costs it and supporting agencies incurred during the response to the Beckwourth Complex Fires.

The reimbursements represent the state’s 75 percent share of the district’s $16,416 in costs eligible for reimbursement under the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) following Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of Emergency Proclamation for Plumas and six other counties on Aug. 6, 2021.

Under CDAA, reimbursement payments are usually provided based on actual costs incurred by the applicant and as work is completed and documentation is submitted to Cal OES.

 Included among the reimbursements are:

·         $11,070.75 in state funds to help the county offset $14,761 in overtime and other personnel costs incurred by the Sheriff’s Office, Social Services Department, Animal Control Department, Environmental Health Department, Public Works Department while conducting evacuations, security patrols, damage assessments, clean-up, safety inspections and other response activities; and

·         $1,241.25 in state funds to help the county cover $1,655 for response services it received from supporting agencies from outside the county.

In addition to the district’s share of eligible costs, Cal OES has approved $1,231.21 to help the district cover administrative costs eligible for CDAA reimbursement.

More information on the California Disaster Assistance Act is available at