Tulare County residents eligible for disaster assistance, unemployment benefits

Originally left off the list of California counties that were eligible for state and federal emergency assistance due to damage and losses from wildfires, the County of Tulare announced Saturday, October 3, 2020, that notice was received from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services regarding the State of Emergency Proclamations related to state wildfires. Cal OES has advised that all California counties are covered in the Governor’s State of Emergency Proclamation, dated August 18, 2020, which includes Tulare County and the SQF Complex fire that destroyed 232 structures from homes to outbuildings. Tulare County residents eligible
In addition to proclaiming a State of Emergency, the Governor has secured a Fire Management Assistant Grant for the SQF Complex. The 155,000-acre fire is located solely in Tulare County.
The County of Tulare is working closely with Cal OES and FEMA on Preliminary Damage Assessments. These assessments are expected to begin immediately.
For more information on assistance related to the SQF Complex fire, go to https://tularecounty.ca.gov/recovers/. Tulare County residents eligible
In addition, anyone who lost income due to the wildfires, whether employees or business owners, are eligible for unemployment benefits. The Employment Development Department of the State of California has a special emergency unemployment fund for those who have been out of work because of the fires. Apply for benefits online at the EDD website. Tulare County residents eligible

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