Listos California Community Resilience Campaign
August 15, 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature appropriated $25 million to fund the Listos California Community Resilience Campaign. This campaign – based at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) – focuses on delivering emergency preparedness, response, and recovery information and tools to diverse and vulnerable populations in high hazard areas throughout California. The campaign is implemented through a rich network of community-based organizations, Tribal governments, and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), which are able to reach targeted audiences through focused and interactive strategies. By delivering actionable information and tools with cultural relevance and tact, the campaign ensures California communities are prepared to respond and recover in the event of a natural disaster.
The campaign is an expansion of the highly successful Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign that engaged millions of vulnerable Californians with culturally and linguistically appropriate support through a grass-roots, people-centered approach. Tools created and lessons learned from the prior campaign will be built upon to educate the audience not only about emergency preparedness but also about response and recovery.
Valley Vision serves as the backbone organization for the campaign, helping support and coordinate the work of more than 90 grantee partners throughout the state. Valley Vision will also support grantee partners and Cal OES by facilitating the creation of culturally appropriate, in-language educational tools and assets; delivering technical assistance to grantees; building cohesion across all campaign partners; and monitoring impact. We aim to amplify the success of all campaign partners, helping them empower vulnerable individuals and build community resilience to the disasters that may confront our state.
To view the full list of grantees, along with their service areas and populations served, visit the Listos Atlas. For tools and resources developed during the inaugural Listos California Campaign, visit www.listoscalifornia.org.