BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - FEMA has announced they will extend a deadline for Camp Fire survivors who want to apply for federal assistance.
FEMA on Tuesday said the new deadline for assistance is now January 31, 2019.
Previously the deadline was on Friday, officials said.
The aid includes disaster grants to homeowners, renters and businesses that suffered due to the fires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
FEMA says they have received almost 26,000 applications from fire survivors.
The grants would help homeowners with temporary housing, home repairs, personal property replacement and other needs, officials said.
According to FEMA, the grants are not taxable and will not affect eligibility for social security, Medicare or other federal and state programs, also they do not have to be repaid.
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Small businesses also have until January 31, 2019, to submit low-interest disaster loan applications.