Main Menu

Learn how to prepare for emergencies


Main Content

Emergency Preparedness Grants

CAER's Emergency Preparedness Team is offering grants to be used to support drills and exercises. The Preparedness Team manages these grants to improve the preparedness of businesses, agencies, schools and the community in responding effectively to emergencies through drills and exercises. Grants of up to $2,500.00 will be awarded.

Congratulations to the following CAER 2016 Grant recipients:

  • Adaptive Learning, Concord – $2,000
  • CCC Employment and Human Services – $1,800
  • CCC Medical Reserve Corp. – $1,700
  • Chavez Elementary, Richmond – $1,000
  • Fairmont Elementary, El Cerrito – $1,000
  • Grant Elementary, Richmond – $1,000

Application Selection Guidelines

  1. Eligibility
    1. Countywide nonprofit organizations: as well as community organizations, agencies, cities, towns, childcare centers, homeless shelters, public and private schools, school district offices, CERT Teams, hospitals, health care facilities, and senior centers
    2. Must be exclusive to Contra Costa County in source and benefit
    3. Can be used to perform or support emergency preparedness activities
  2. Scope of activity for grant cycle scenario
    1. Broad applicability: Activity can provide value to communities within Contra Costa County
    2. Broad community involvement: Activity includes representatives of local agencies, schools, businesses, and community groups or residents
    3. Probability of success: Activity scope is achievable within available resources and timeframe
  3. Emergency preparedness activity purpose
    1. Stated objectives: Must be a defined list of objectives
    2. Measures of success: Submission of written critique within 30–60 days after completion of activity
  4. Resources to support emergency preparedness activity
    1. Funds available: Maximum up to $2,500 per grant available.
    2. Personnel reources: Committed/dedicated personnel to support active participation in process and for assisting with follow up recommendations from activity
  5. Application selection criteria
    1. Contra Costa County benefit
    2. Multiple organization involvement (where applicable)
    3. Measurable Objectives
    4. New grant applicant may be given priority
    5. Prior grant recipient with a completed critique on file
  6. Grant is NOT intended to cover the following:
    1. Salary reimbursement
    2. Refreshments
    3. Consultant fees
    4. Similar training available at NO COST

Grant Guidelines (pdf)

2017 Grant Application (pdf)