The Deadline for Eligible Jurisdictions to Seek Federal Disaster Assistance under the Public Assistance Program Extended


The deadline to apply for Public Assistance has been extended for eligible jurisdictions impacted by the January winter storms.

The extension applies homeowners and renters affected by the January winter storms.


The March 15th deadline applies to the following counties: Alameda, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Trinity, Tulare, Ventura, and Yolo.


March 18th is the deadline for the following counties: Amador, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Napa, Nevada, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, and Tuolumne.


Applicants may apply in the following ways:

Survivors who may need to request an accommodation or have additional questions can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

For more information about California’s recovery, visit FEMA’s site for California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides and Cal OES’ 2023 Winter Storms Recovery Blog.


All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, you can call the Civil Rights Resource line at 833-285-7448 or 800-462-7585 (TTY/TDD).

FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.