UPDATE: Santa Clara County Added to January Storms for Individual Assistance


The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the state of California remain committed to maximizing state and federal aid to those who have been adversely impacted by the January storms. Following a major disaster declaration for the January storms, a total of 51 counties were approved for some sort of federal assistance as of January 14, 2023.

As the state continues its efforts to support Individual Assistance in impacted communities, Santa Clara County is now eligible under the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration (DR-4683) for the January storms.

  • 15 total counties are now approved for Individual Assistance under the January storms federal disaster declaration
  • As of May 25, 2023 Santa Clara County residents who were affected by the January storms can now apply



Individual Assistance is meant for people and households to repair or replace damaged property.

  • Residents and business owners in counties eligible for Individual Assistance counties who sustained losses in the designated areas can apply for disaster assistance:
    • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
    • Calling 800-621-3362
    • By using the FEMA smart phone application


A Major Disaster Declaration further bolsters the state’s ongoing response and recovery efforts to support communities across California. This declaration helps Californians in impacted counties through eligibility for several programs and support that can include housing assistance, food aid, counseling, and medical and legal services.

PLEASE NOTE: A separate Presidential Major Disaster Declaration (DR-4699) was approved on April 3, 2023. For counties affected by the storms that occurred in February and March. To learn more about the February and March Storms.

For additional information regarding assistance, click the links below:

What Individuals Can Expect After Registering for Federal Assistance

What Business Owners Can Expect After Registering for Federal Assistance

Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster

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