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California Wildfires (DR-4569-CA)

Incident Period: September 4, 2020 - November 17, 2020
Declaration Date: October 16, 2020

Map of California

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $4,020,744.30
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $1,172,516.50
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $5,193,260.80
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 352
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $1,220,311.59
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $44,605.76
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $1,276,534.04
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 

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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There are no current consultations at this time.

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)

Preliminary Damage Assessment Documents

Last updated April 10, 2021