Fairground and Community Resilience Centers Program

The Fairground and Community Resilience Centers Program focuses on improving both local fairground and other community facilities to enhance the state’s emergency preparedness capabilities, particularly in response to climate change.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fairs and Expositions Branch (F&E) was appropriated a one-time General Fund allocation of $150 million for fairground and community resilience centers.

Funding will be used to support infrastructure for emergency evacuation, shelter, base camps during emergency events, and critical deferred maintenance. Elements for this infrastructure may include cooling and heating centers, clean air centers, and extended emergency evacuation response centers with community kitchens, shower facilities, broadband, back-up power and other community needs due to wildfires, floods, and other emergencies or climate events.

If you have questions about the CDFA’s Fairgrounds and Community Resilience Centers Program, please contact Sofia Goss.

Information

Report 1 CA Fairgrounds Support of Disasters and Catastrophes (not available at this time) Report 2 CA Fairgrounds Best Practices and Resources Use in Support of Disasters and Catastrophes (not available at this time) Report 3 CA Fairgrounds Concept of Operations in Support of Disasters and Catastrophes (not available at this time) Sample DAA and Del Norte County OES MOU Sample Del Mar Emergency Evacuation Animal Care Sheets Sample SON Emergency Animal Evacuation Packet