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Nevada County added to August federal wildfire disaster declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 1, 2020 – Nevada County has been approved for federal assistance for emergency protective measures, debris removal and permanent repairs or rebuilding of community infrastructure as part of the major wildfire disaster declaration approved Aug. 22. The State of California, local governments, federally recognized tribal governments and certain private nonprofits in the […]

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FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for California

WASHINGTON August 21, 2020 – FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved California for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow California to provide $300 per week — on top of their regular unemployment benefit — to those unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA will work with California Governor Gavin Newsom […]

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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Jones Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. August 18, 2020 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California in combating the Jones Fire burning in Nevada County. On Aug. 18, 2020, the state of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Jones Fire. At […]

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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Holy Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. August 9, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Holy Fire burning in Riverside County. On August 9, 2018, the State of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance […]

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Less Than Two Weeks Left to Register For Federal Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 30, 2017 – Residents recovering from the October 2017 fires in California have less than two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. The last day to register is Dec. 11, 2017. Individuals and families who were living in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, […]

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Corps of Engineers provides update for Northern California wildfire debris removal

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. November 30, 2017 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues to make steady progress on the Consolidated Debris Removal Program in Northern California following the October 2017 wildfires. The program is a two-phase process – Phase I is the removal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) by the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Additional Assistance Available to Repair Disaster-damaged Infrastructure

SACRAMENTO – Seven California counties impacted by the October 2017 wildfires will have additional federal assistance for permanent repair and replacement of disaster-damaged infrastructure. An amendment to the President’s major disaster declaration of Oct. 10, 2017 expands FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program for Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties. The counties were […]

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California Disaster Declaration amended, additional funding available

WASHINGTON November 22, 2017 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the state of California. The additional assistance authorizes an increase in federal funding for emergency protective measures undertaken in the state of California as a result of wildfires beginning on October 8, 2017, and continuing. […]

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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Grants for Seven California Wildfires

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Atlas, Tubbs, Cascade, Lobo, LaPorte, Potter and Nuns fires burning in six northern California counties. On October 9, 2017, the State of California submitted several requests for Fire […]

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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Detwiler Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. July 18, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County. On July 17, 2017, the State of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance […]

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FEMA Activates To Support California with Potential Oroville Auxiliary Spillway Failure

OAKLAND, Calif. February 13, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Oakland, Calif. and its National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) in Washington, D.C., are monitoring impacts of the severe weather in California and the erosion to the Oroville Dam Spillway and […]

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Federal Assistance to Louisiana Flood Survivors Tops $56 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 20, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today more than $56 million dollars has been approved in federal support within the first week of the president’s major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana. FEMA approved more than $39 million to help survivors with temporary rental assistance, essential home […]

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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Clayton Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. August 15, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Clayton Fire burning in Lake County. On August 14, 2016, the State of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance […]