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FEMA Assistance

FEMA Assistance Available for Storm-related Damage
Posted on 02/08/2023
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Individual Assistance (IA) for residents of Contra Costa County. Residents can apply for this series of programs to seek assistance for storm-related damages. Please note that you must apply through FEMA directly. Below is the program information from FEMA:

Residents who have sustained property and business damage from the 12/31/22 – 12/30/23 series of Winter storms can seek assistance directly from FEMA. Residents should apply online at or call 1-800- 621-3362. Applying does not guarantee that assistance will be awarded.

Once the resident has registered, there will be information on the next steps and available programs. The website has many languages to choose from if English is not the primary language.

Residents seeking disaster assistance must use the above link to start the application process. At this time, there is no local avenue for Individual Assistance applications. Residents must go through FEMA to apply for assistance.

If you have additional questions, this link will take you to a FEMA flyer that explains all the available programs:

Note: If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

The disaster designation is:
California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

Contact FEMA directly 1-800- 621-3362 if you have any further questions. Contra Costa County does not have a department to answer questions or accept applications for this program at this time.