The purpose of this site is to provide Shasta County and the City of Redding residents with the latest information around financial assistance.
When applying for CalWORKs cash assistance, residents can request an immediate need payment if they’re experiencing an emergency situation. The worker will evaluate whether they’re eligible for a cash assistance amount right away, which can be up to $200, or a referral to a community resource.
Emergency situations include the following:
•Lack of housing
•Lack of food
•Utility shutoff notice
•Other immediate health and safety issues
Visit to learn about what programs are available to help provide assistance with food, finances and housing.
Clients can apply for these replacement benefits through the C4Yourself website.
You may also apply in person, by mail, or phone at the following regional offices:
• Anderson- 2889 East Center St., Anderson, 378-1146
• Burney- 36911 Main St. (Hwy. 299 E.), Burney, 335-5576
CalFresh office locations are available online.
The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance was October 3, 2018; however, SBA remains in our community to assisting private residents in mitigating the costs of repairing damage due to the Carr fire.
SBA representatives will continue to be available at the Redding Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to meet with business owners and residents. Through Friday, Oct. 5, SBA will be in the former KMart building, but on Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Center will relocate to the First Christian Church of Redding at 3590 Placer Street.
No appointment is necessary.
Residents impacted by the fire can go to the DLOC to get information about federally backed loan products available for residents.
The DLOC will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday).More than 4,400 people have been approved for FEMA assistance to date. SBA is a valuable resource to help homeowners, renters, and business owners bridge the gaps that may prevent rebuilding.
Debris Removal Operations Center
The Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) will open next wek to provide resources to assist homeowners through the debris removal process with Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and CalRecycle. The location and hours of operation will post here when details have been finalized.
Any WIC clients who lost their WIC vouchers or WIC foods bought with vouchers due to the fire can get them replaced through August 10.
Shasta County WIC offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and clients can walk in or call ahead at (530) 225-5168 to make an appointment for replacement checks.
California Employment Development Department (EDD), provides temporary unemployment benefits to people whose jobs or work hours were directly impacted by the fires.
Affected individuals are encouraged to apply.
Claimants can also file by phone at 1-800-300-5616 (English) or 1-800-326-8937 (Spanish).
United Policyholders provides professional advocacy for insured policyholders. If you need assistance navigating the insurance claim process, find more information at:https://www.uphelp.org/CarrFire.
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SBA Disaster Assistance Program
View the press release that was issued noting some of the specifics of the SBA disaster assistance program, or visit the SBA website to learn more about what is offered to all residents.
Did you know?
The Small Business Administration (SBA) helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters by providing low-interest direct federal recovery loans for uninsured or under-insured damages.
Loans for homeowners can be up to $200,000 to repair their primary residence.
Homeowners and renters can receive up to $40,000 for personal property losses, including disaster damaged vehicles.
Small businesses and nonprofit organizations can qualify for up to $2,000,000 to repair/replace business real estate, inventory, equipment, machinery, etc.
For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations, SBA can also offer low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL's) as well as loans for physical damages.These EIDL’s provide working capital to help businesses through the recovery period.The business/nonprofit DOES NOT need to have suffered physical damage.
Rates are as low as 1.938 percent for homeowners or renters, 3.61 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofits with terms up to 30 years.
Shasta County and the City of Redding are receiving a high number of questions. We are working around the clock to respond to questions and get services back to normal. During this time we appreciate your patience and understanding if your questions are not immediately answered.