FEMA Program Aids Disaster Survivors with Critical Needs
posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
Press Release September 1, 2020 https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200901/fema-program-aids-disaster-survivors-critical-needs Sacramento, Ca.--Individuals and households who have immediate or critical needs because they are displaced from their primary dwelling by the wildfires may be eligible for a special FEMA financial assistance program. Covered by the Critical Needs Assistance (CNA) program are life-saving and life-sustaining items. Includes, but is not limited to, 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. The State of California requested that FEMA authorize CNA for specific geographic areas that are expected to be inaccessible for seven days or longer. To be eligible for CNA Applicants must request it before September 5. Criteria for CNA. § Register with FEMA; § Pass identity verification; § At registration, applicant states they have critical needs and requests financial assistance for those needs and expenses; § Their pre-disaster primary residence is located in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Yolo County. § Displaced from their pre-disaster primary residence as a result of the disaster for at least seven days.
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