August Complex Recovery


August Complex (2020):

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS) is providing case management services to residents of Trinity County impacted by the August Complex fire. Those interested in receiving disaster case management services can contact NVCSS at 833-775-3267 [statewide] or 530-247-3371, or by email at


Nations Finest

Wildfire Crisis Assistance calendar and workshops below:

Nations finest groups and events for August 2021

Wildfire Crisis Assistance Flyer by Nations Finest

Wildfire Crisis Assistance Flyer in Spanish-shown here

Trinity Wildfire Group Workshop CalendarJune-July-Aug.Sept.21.pdf

USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 

Catastrophic Wilfire Assistance Flyer for Assistance on Private Land Fact Sheet

Erosion Control is sometimes an issue to remedy after a fire. The USDA and NRCS can help. Programs are starting on the ground this Spring 2021 to help people recovering from the August Fire. Please scroll down to get some more information on how these service programs can help. Check out the links and more information under the USDA category.  You can still apply for programs even if the deadlines for current programs have passed . the deadlines revolve and the programs continue on so make sure to find out if there is something coming in the future that will work for you. 

See more links below


USDA - Rural Development

Scroll below to look at USDA (in conjunction with RCAC)  502 and 504 loan and grant information for low income and disaster victims. New contact phone numbers have been added. Some exemptions may be in the works for income status catagories involving disaster recovery victims. More info may be added at any time. 


United Policyholders

Link to United Policyholders CA Wildfires-6  month Survey(Graphic above):

The above survey is now closed but you can view results by going to the link on the flyer.

Trinity County has been included in the major disaster declaration for the 2020 August Complex - 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.

Some of these opportunities have expired but there may be good contact information and so they may be helpful as a resource:

Flyer for United Policy Holders Recovery workshops

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




Here is a web link for more information:

504 Pilot loan fact sheet

504 income limit fact sheet loan and grant info

USDA home repair loan and grant fact sheet

RCAC water Well Grant flyer

RCAC Water -Well Loan flyer

USDA Farm loan letter

Conservation Compliance Flyer NRCS that mentions erosion

Catastrophc Wildfire Assistance Fact sheet from USDA-NRCS     see more loan and grant info links under the list of links just above this section and below the FEMA icon

Catastrophic Fire Recovery-Technical & Financial Assistance

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Home | NRCS California

Post-Fire Disaster Resources


Press Releases:

Press Release - Environmental Health - September 22, 2020.pdf 

Press Release - Clean Air Centers - October 2, 2020 

Press Release - August Complex Damage Assessment - October 6, 2020

Press Release - August Complex Damage Assessment - October 9, 2020

Press Release - Local Assistance Center - October 26, 2020

Press Release - Debris Removal - October 28, 2020 

Press Release - Local Assistance Center - November 2, 2020

Press Release - Potential Water Contamination - November 6, 2020

Press Release (Correction) - Potential Water Contamination - November 9, 2020

Press Release - August Complex Recovery Meeting November, 10,2020

Press Release - Update on Potential Water Contamination - November 13, 2020

Press Release - Disaster Assistance Deadlines - November 20, 2020

Press Release - Debris Removal Reload Site - April 19, 2021