Due to the damaging wildfires that have struck Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, Yuba and Orange Counties, Local Assistance Centers (LAC) will be open to serve the communities and individuals that were impacted.
The LAC is normally staffed and supported by local, state and federal agencies, as well as non-profit and voluntary organizations. The LAC provides a single facility at which individuals, families and businesses can access available disaster assistance programs and services.
LACs have proven to significantly contribute to a streamlined recovery process and have been field-tested in numerous disasters and emergency events. The following is a list of locations for new LACs. Services will vary by location. Local, county, state and federal representation will vary by location as well.
Representation may include, but is not limited to: Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Contractors State License Board, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Insurance, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, Veterans Affairs, California Department of Social Services – State Supplemental Grant Program, Housing and Community Development upon need in each individual county.
Other services and in-person representation by agencies may be available, please check ahead of time with your Local Assistance Center.
Local government officials are responsible for assessing the need for and the establishment of a LAC. Implementation of a LAC should be in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Management Services (Cal OES) Individual Assistance Branch (IA). The local government is also responsible for coordinating the participation of local government agencies, volunteers, community-based (CBOs) and private non‑profit (PNPs) organizations.
Individuals who are interested in finding out more information about eligibility other assistance programs should call or register at 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov.
Clearlake Senior Community Center
3245 Bowers Ave, ClearlakeDates/Hours:
Oct. 17 – Oct. 25
1000 Hensley Creek Road, Building 6220
Oct. 17 – Oct. 30
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive
Building A, NapaDates/Hours:
Oct. 16 – Nov. 30
9a-7p M-F/ 10a-5p Sat-Sun
Press Democrat Building
427 Mendocino Ave., Santa RosaDates/Hours:
Oct. 14 – Oct. 22
|FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC 1)
Hanna Boys Center
17000 Arnold Drive, SonomaDates/Hours:
Oct. 17 – TBD