Lake County, CA (September 8, 2020) – On September 5th, FEMA approved a one-week extension of the deadline for critical needs assistance for eligible survivors who have immediate or critical needs because they are displaced from their primary dwelling. To be considered for this assistance, survivors must register with FEMA no later than September 12th.
The Critical Needs Assistance (CNA) program covers life-saving and life-sustaining items such as water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items, and fuel for transportation.
CNA is a one-time $500 payment per household. Lake County residents may be eligible for CNA if they meet the following conditions:
• Register with FEMA.
• Pass an identity verification.
• At registration, state that they have critical needs and request financial assistance for those needs and expenses.
• The applicant’s pre-disaster primary residence must be located in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Yolo County.
• The applicant must be displaced from their pre-disaster primary residence as a result of the disaster for at least seven days.
Apply for disaster assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Disaster survivors may also access FEMA via smartphone by downloading the application from www.fema.gov or through their mobile provider’s application store. To apply by phone call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362. Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a Text Telephone (TTY) may call 800-462-7585.
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