State and Federal Disaster Assistance
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has multiple agencies that provide financial and/or technical assistance to help farmers, ranchers and rural landowners recover from natural disasters, such as wildfires. Listed below are USDA agencies and an overview of applicable programs. Funding for some programs are contingent on the on the annual enactment of Congressional appropriations legislation.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services maintains a website that identifies state and federal resources available to support disaster survivors.
If you were impacted by the 2020 wildfires in Napa County, deadlines for registering for Disaster Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have passed.
For FEMA purposes:
- The Hennessey Fire (LNU Lightning Complex) falls under disaster declaration # DR-4558
- The Glass Fire falls under the disaster declaration # DR-4569 with the incident period beginning September 4. The declaration for Napa is dated October 22, 2020.
Disaster Case Management
Disaster survivors affected by the 2020 wildfires in Napa County can access one-on-one rebuilding support from local non-profits by registering for disaster case management. Click here for more information on registering for disaster case management Disaster Case Management or call (707) 965-5010.
- California Department of Insurance (CDI): 800-927-4357 or Insurance.CA.gov
- United Policy Holders is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which provides tools and resources for resolving insurance problems following disasters.
Dealing with financial challenges after a disaster can be daunting. You are not alone.
- Disaster Distress Helpline - call 800-985-5990