Grant Assistance

U.S. Economic Development Administration Disaster Supplemental Funding – Notice of Funding Opportunity

EDA is awarding $587 million in grants to eligible entities to address economic challenges in disaster-impacted areas. These grants will support disaster recovery activities in areas receiving a major disaster designation as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and wildfires and other 2017 natural disasters. EDA disaster grants will be made by regional offices under the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which can support a wide range of construction and non-construction activities. Through this program, EDA can support disaster recovery planning strategies as well as the implementation of disaster recovery projects. Projects, among other things, must have a nexus to applicable disaster recovery and resilience efforts and be consistent with at least one of the DOC Disaster Recovery Investment Priorities. EDA plans to accept proposals on a rolling basis until all funds are obligated.

FEMA Individual and Households Program (IHP)

IHP, a program under FEMA Individual Assistance, provides financial assistance and direct services to eligible disaster survivors and households. The two main provisions of IHP are Housing Assistance (HA) and Other Needs Assistance (ONA). HA consists of financial assistance for temporary housing and home repairs and Direct Assistance for temporary housing. Assistance may be provided up to 18 months following the date of the disaster declaration, unless FEMA extends the period of assistance. FEMA delivers Direct Assistance at the request of the state. For more information please see https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/forms-of-assistance/4471

California Department of Social Services, State Supplemental Grant Program

The California Department of Social Services, Disaster Services Bureau, can provide grant assistance through the State Supplemental Grant Program (SSGP). Find out more about grant programs here.

The CDSS, SSGP program provides financial assistance and direct services to eligible disaster survivors and households. Individuals and households receiving the maximum amount of grant assistance from FEMA’s Individual’s and Household Program (IHP) are referred to the SSGP for consideration of a grant up to $10,000. There is no separate application, and the grant is based on eligibility as determined by the FEMA inspections. Assistance may be provided up to 18 months following the date of the disaster declaration, unless FEMA extends the period of assistance. For more information please see http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Mass-Care-and-Shelter/California-Grant-Assistance