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2019-05-24 18:51 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) is a federal program that assists disaster survivors with resources they may not realize are available. The program pairs non-profit resources with one-on-one case management. “There’s 700 organizations they (case workers) have access to,” said Duane Crowder with Magalia Pines Baptist Church, one of the program’s five host sites. “Nobody’s ever heard of a lot of these resources.

2019-05-17 18:48 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Construction on the temporary housing community for displaced Camp Fire survivors in the Gridley Industrial Park is expected to start this week. In making this announcement, federal, state and local officials said Camp Fire survivors are expected to move into the 400 manufactured housing units (MHUs) by late July. To expedite completion of the temporary community, construction on the site will operate 24 hours a day, six days a week.

2019-05-14 21:21 - News Release

When disaster strikes, some will try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the rumors circulating on the internet and social media about recovery efforts following the 2018 California Wildfires, FEMA is addressing the most common and reoccurring themes:MYTH: FEMA trucks are being used for the debris removal mission in Butte County.

2019-05-06 17:44 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal, state and local partners have collaborated to provide direct housing solutions to individuals and families impacted by the 2018 California wildfires. The following questions and answers address common questions regarding MHUs and FEMA temporary housing communities. 1. Q: Who is eligible to reside in a FEMA temporary housing community? A: An individual must meet general conditions to be eligible to receive FEMA housing assistance:

2019-05-06 16:59 - Updates

When disaster strikes, some will try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the rumors circulating on the internet and social media about recovery efforts following the 2018 California Wildfires, FEMA is addressing the most common and reoccurring themes. MYTH: Private RoadsMYTH: FEMA will repair private roads in Butte County damaged by debris removal trucks and heavy equipment.

2019-04-23 00:10 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA-funded program that pairs non-profit services with one-on-one case management is now being offered to survivors of the California Camp Fire. Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM), is managed through a partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

2019-04-18 17:34 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In the months following one of the worst wildfire seasons in California history, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved nearly $500 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans to assist fire survivors in their recovery.

2019-02-26 21:18 - News Release

WASHINGTON - FEMA Administrator Brock Long announced that the federal cost-share for three major disaster declarations caused by wildfires in 2018 has increased from 75 to 90 percent for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

2019-02-26 01:06 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Butte County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Chico and Paradise will be closed today and tomorrow due to incoming severe weather conditions. If assistance is needed, survivors are encouraged to communicate with FEMA via DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Multi-lingual operators are available, with toll-free numbers open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST).

2019-02-25 17:36 - News Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) presently operated by the State of California and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Chico and Paradise will cease operating at the close of business Friday, March 1.