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California Wildfires (DR-4569-CA)

alert - warning

This is an active disaster. Apply for assistance.

Incident Period: September 4, 2020 and continuing.
Declaration Date: October 16, 2020

Map of California

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $2,159,426.65
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $546,782.11
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $2,706,208.76
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 196
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 Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma 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 Fresno, Napa, Sonoma and Siskiyou counties. MRICs offer an optional opportunity for survivors to register, especially those without access to internet or telephone service. The centers are part of FEMA and the State of California’s ongoing response and recovery mission supporting wildfire survivors.

MRICs operate under COVID-19 protocols to protect the health and safety of registrants. Individuals are highly encouraged to wear masks or face coverings when visiting a center as they do not offer COVID-19 testing.

Fresno County MRIC

Heritage Center

3115 N. Millbrook Ave., Fresno, CA 93703

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Napa County MRIC

Presbyterian Church St. Helena

(alongside the Local Assistance Center)

1428 Spring St., Helena, CA 94574

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

Siskiyou County MRICs

Kahtishraam Wellness Center

1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka CA 96097

Opens Monday, November 16 through Monday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sonoma County MRIC

Maria Carrillo High School

6975 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 – Sundays  |  5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. |  FOCWAssistance@sba.gov |  (800) 659-2955

See More About SBA Loans

How To Help 


Recovery will take many years after a disaster. Cash is the best way to help those in need.

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Designated Counties (Individual Assistance)

  • Fresno (County)
  • Los Angeles (County)
  • Madera (County)
  • Mendocino (County)
  • Napa (County)
  • San Bernardino (County)
  • San Diego (County)
  • Shasta (County)
  • Siskiyou (County)
  • Sonoma (County)

Last updated November 23, 2020