LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. – Lassen County is one of the latest counties to be added to those in California approved for federal individual and household assistance.
Gov. Gavin Newsom requested Lassen and Tulare counties be added. This applies to survivors of the Sheep Fire and the W-5 Cold Springs Fire in Lassen County and Tulare County’s SQF Complex, which includes the Castle Fire and Shotgun Fire.
President Donald Trump granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of California on Aug. 22, due to several massive wildfires burning throughout Northern California, amid a heatwave.
With the addition of Lassen and Tulare counties, a total of 12 California counties are now designated for federally approved individual assistance related to the August wildfires, according to Cal OES.
The other counties include Butte, Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo. Lassen and Tulare counties also qualify for aid under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
FEMA’s individual assistance program provides grants to help eligible survivors with financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, medical and dental expenses.
People can apply for disaster assistance with the FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov; by downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet; or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time.