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File #: 21-147    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/5/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the San Mateo County Event Center on the San Francisco Peninsula ("Event Center"), or designee(s), to submit an application for $900,000 in grant funding from the Office of Emergency Services' ("Cal OES") Hazard Mitigation Grant Program ("HMGP") to install emergency preparedness measures at the Event Center; and B) The President of the Board of Supervisors to execute Cal OES' Designation of Subrecipient's Agent Resolution Form.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_r_HMGP SMC Event Center.pdf, 2. 20210223_att_HMGP.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer

Subject: Application for Grant Funding from the California Office of Emergency Services' Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for the San Mateo County Event Center.

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the San Mateo County Event Center on the San Francisco Peninsula ("Event Center"), or designee(s), to submit an application for $900,000 in grant funding from the Office of Emergency Services' ("Cal OES") Hazard Mitigation Grant Program ("HMGP") to install emergency preparedness measures at the Event Center; and

B) The President of the Board of Supervisors to execute Cal OES' Designation of Subrecipient's Agent Resolution Form.

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BACKGROUND:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA"), through its HMGP, provides grant funding for eligible mitigation measures that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES HMGP Unit. Eligible applicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and some private non-profit agencies, including the Event Center.

As a result of the CZU Lightning Complex fires that burned in Northern California starting in August 2020, and the declaration of a California Statewide Emergency on August 18, 2020, the County is prioritized for grant funding through the HMGP. Eligible projects for funding include shovel ready projects, whole community risk-reduction projects, and all hazard type projects.

The Event Center sits at the crossroads of Highways 101 and 92, allowing it to serve the entire County and all of the major population centers in the Bay Area. The Event Center's 48-acre campus includes several structures to shelter individuals during emergencies, as well as open areas for trailer hook ups a...

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