Grant Assistance

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.

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/disaster-assistance/forms-of-assistance/4471/1/805

California Department of Social Services, State Supplemental Grant Program

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