California Wildfires (DR-4569-CA)
This is an active disaster. Apply for assistance.
Declaration Date: October 16, 2020
- Visit the California state page for more localized information
- I Applied for Assistance. What’s Next?
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|Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved||$490,898.40|
|Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved||$111,572.68|
|Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved||$602,471.08|
|Individual Assistance Applications Approved||59|
|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.
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.
"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.
Mobile Registration Intake Center
FEMA has opened a Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Mendocino and San Diego 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, and receive answers to questions, review information within their determination letter from FEMA or finding out whether they can still receive assistance if they have insurance.
San Diego County MRIC
Rancho San Diego Library
11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon CA 92019
Thursday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open October 29 – 31
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
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)