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California Wildfires (DR-4558-CA)

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This is an active disaster. Apply for assistance.

Incident Period: August 14, 2020 and continuing.
Declaration Date: August 22, 2020

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $11,006,862.32
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $3,021,045.49
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $14,027,907.81
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 2530
Public Assistance Amount
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $0.00
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Amount
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated $0.00

Apply for Assistance

If you were impacted by the wildfires in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Tulare and Yolo counties, you may be eligible for FEMA assistance.

Apply for Assistance

I Applied For Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection. 

Learn About the Steps After Applying | Steps To Start Your Recovery Process

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA Individual Assistance support that may be available in disaster recovery.

Download Brochures 

Mobile Registration Intake Center

FEMA has opened a Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Sonoma and Butte counties. Visitors can register for FEMA assistance, check the status of their applications, find information about programs and agencies that can help speed their recovery, receive answers to questions, review information within their determination letter from FEMA, or find out whether they can still receive assistance if they have insurance.

Sonoma County MRIC

Sonoma County Office of Education

5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Butte County MRIC

Tractor Supply Company 

(across from the Oroville Local Assistance Center)

2000 Feather River Blvd., Oroville CA 95965

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Remote Inspections

If you have uninsured or underinsured losses from the recent California wildfires and have registered with the FEMA, the next step is the home inspection. All inspections will be conducted by phone due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of our workforce and survivors.

Details about remote inspections can be found here:  Individual and Households Program: Remote Inspections

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners and renters. Customer service representatives are available to assist business owners and individuals to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.

Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center  |  Mondays – Fridays  |  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. |  FOCWAssistance@sba.gov |  (916) 735-1500

See More About SBA Loans

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Designated Counties (Individual Assistance)

  • Butte (County)
  • Lake (County)
  • Lassen (County)
  • Monterey (County)
  • Napa (County)
  • San Mateo (County)
  • Santa Clara (County)
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • Solano (County)
  • Sonoma (County)
  • Trinity (County)
  • Tulare (County)
  • Yolo (County)

Last updated October 18, 2020