Below is a link to a news letter from FEMA about continuing rental support after the August Fire. 

Continued Rental Assistance news letter from FEMA possibly available- survivors of Aug Fire

Representative(s) from Trinity County Environmental Health will be at the Kettenpom Store tomorrow January 26th from11:00am to 1:00pm  to receive any ROE forms from property owners and answer any question on the Phase II Debris Clean-up Process

An approved extension of the Right-of-Entry; ROE acceptance period through February 1, 2021 is in effect

The State Incident Management Team will continue to accept and schedule ROEs submitted through that date, through the established process.


Make sure to get your applications in, open the links found here or use the resources from the news release above to apply for aid now!

Elections - Displaced voters in Trinity County can call the Trinity County Elections Office at 530-623-1220 for assistance. More information is available at

Veterans -  The following resources are available from the Trinity County Veteran Services Office at 530-623-9017.

  • Document replacement
  • VA Debt relief for those who owe the VA money
  • Replacement prescriptions (only those originally obtained via VA healthcare)
  • Military Heroes Fund $500 grant (primary residence must have been damaged by wildfire and located in FEMA-declared disaster area; first come, first served, subject to funding)
  • Housing assistance through Nation’s Finest and VA (housing/financial assistance is limited and can take weeks/months)
  • VA Healthcare


Behavioral Health

Crisis Services, Counseling Services, Substance Abuse Treatment
530-623-1362 Main Line (to schedule appointment)
530-623-5708 Crisis Line (for immediate response)

Human Response Network 

Resources: Quilts, car seats, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, diapers, face shields, high chairs



Disaster Recovery Financial Assistance


Trinity County has been included in the major disaster declaration for the California Wildfires (DR-4558-CA), providing access to Public Assistance and Individual Assistance. FEMA's individual assistance program provides grants to help eligible survivors with financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, medical and dental expenses. FEMA Assistance for Fire-Damaged Septic Systems and Wells is also available.

Apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency online at; by downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet; or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Pacific.


FEMA Assistance for Fire-Damaged Septic Systems and Wells

DR-4558-CA NR037 - Wildfire Survivors Must Apply To Extend Time For FEMA Rental Assistance 

DR-4558-CA NR038 - Wildfire Survivors Have Two Weeks to Apply for Federal Aid

DR-4558-CA - FS008 - Details Matter when Filing a FEMA Appeal - 11-19-2020 

DR-4558-CA MA003 - IA Registration Deadline Extended for DR-4558-CA

DR-4558-CA NR041 - Wildfire Survivors Have One Week to Apply for Federal Aid 

DR4558-CA FS009 - NFIP Offers Protection from Potential Mudflow Losses 

DR-4558-CA NR043 - Wildfire Survivors Have Three Days to Apply for Federal Aid 

DR-4558-CA NR 044 One Day Left 

DR-4558-CA NR046 Registration Deadlines Pass but FEMA is Still Here to Help


USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Services - Rural Development

Multiple programs for persons living in rural areas. Includes assistance with drinking water line rehabilitation for domestic structures.

Here is a web link for more information:

Voice: (530) 792-5800
Fax: (855) 327-7558


American Red Cross

American Red Cross Immediate Financial Assistance

California Gold Country Wildfires

The August Complex Fire, the North Complex Fire, the Slater/Devil Fires, the Zogg Fire and the Glass Fire

 The time for Red Cross Financial Assistance has passed however the contact numbers are here in case an applicant has questions 

Call: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) prompt #4


Eligibility Requirements:

• Applicant’s identity and proof of residence must be verifiable

• Applicant’s pre-disaster primary residence is in a confirmed disaster-impacted geographic area.

• Applicant is the head of household and is not listed as a household member on any other Red Cross assistance application.

• Applicant’s primary residence suffered major damage or was destroyed, as verified by CAL FIRE or the Red Cross.

For additional details:

All Red Cross services, including financial assistance, are available to individuals regardless of nationality, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. The Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency and people do not need to be American citizens to receive help. Our financial assistance is not a loan and does not need to be repaid