An Important Message to Non-Profit Organizations Responding to the Thomas Fire and Mudslide

The Disaster Recovery Process is underway for the Thomas Fire and the mudslides in Montecito and the surrounding areas. Both of the events above have been folded into a single Major Presidential Declaration (FEMA 43530-DR-CA).

Certain Nonprofit Organizations (PNPs) may be eligible for state and federal assistance under the Public Assistance (or PA) program. The State Private Nonprofit Organizations Assistance Program allows certain eligible Private Nonprofits (PNP) or an Intermediary PNP applicant to receive state assistance for extraordinary costs incurred while assisting with the request of local agencies during a state disaster event.

The deadline to submit a "request for Public Assistance (or RPA)" application is January 30, 2018. More info is available in the attached Fact Sheet and at the CalOES website.

The documents needed to submit an RPA are in the "Recovery Applicants' Briefings" link below. If you have any questions about how to complete these forms or if you are unsure if you are an eligible applicant, please contact CalOES at (916) 845-8200 or via email at and/or attend the Applicant Briefing (info listed below). 

Also, an Applicant Briefing will occur on January 22, 2018 in Ventura and via Webinar. This briefing will provide information on the application procedures, cost eligibility, documentation requirements, payment processing, and deadlines specific to the federal Public Assistance Program. Potential PA applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the Applicants' Briefing.

Information about Applicants' Briefings can be found here: Recovery Applicants' Briefings

The Applicants' Briefing will also be streamed live through a Cal OES Webinar. To join the Webinar:

To join via Room System:

Video Conferencing System: -or-

Meeting ID: 933499098

To join via phone:

1) Dial: 1.408.740.7256 (United States)

2) Enter Conference ID: 933499098

The Applicants' Briefing will occur:

Monday, January 22, 2018

10:30 a.m. Santa Barbara and Ventura

Webinar included Ventura County Hall of Administration

Lower Plaza Assembly room

800 S. Victoria Avenue

Ventura, CA 93009