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DISASTER RELIEF: CalFresh Benefits; Individual and Small Business Relief


Wildfire Response: Hot Foods and CalFresh Benefits Replacement Outreach Materials in Spanish

CalFresh Food benefit recipients in Yolo (and many other counties) have been approved for a Hot Foods Waiver and a Timely Reporting Waiver because of the wildfires. Please see the attached flyers regarding wildfire CalFresh benefits in Spanish. 


From Congressman Garamendi: On August 22nd, California received a Major Disaster Declaration for the destructive wildfires that have destroyed parts of our community. The declaration provides critical federal support for the individuals and businesses impacted by the fires. You can learn more about how to access these resources below.

  • Individual Relief: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved Individual Assistance for Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties which will be granted to individuals to help rebuild, repair, and replace housing and assist with other disaster-related expenses. Individuals can register with FEMA the following ways:
  • Apply online at
  • Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
  • Small Business Relief: The U.S. Small Business Administration’s California (SBDC) Resource Partners are offering the following services through California Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to help businesses recover from the effects of the wildfires (no charge for any services):
  • Counseling for financial, accounting, marketing and other post-disaster challenges
  • Management and technical assistance
  • Business planning to help business owners re-establish their operations and plan for their future
  • Help in reconstructing damaged or destroyed business records
  • Assistance with updating or rewriting business plans
  • Assistance with accessing government contracts and procurement related to the disaster

o   Contact an SBDC by visiting America’s nationwide network of SBDCs website at



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