Fire Related Resources
Shasta College Fawn Fire Relief Resources for Shasta College Students and Employees
Emergency Aid Application for Students
Starting Fall 2021, the Shasta College Financial Aid Office will accept applications for emergency aid, funded by Federal COVID stimulus funds. In Fall 2021, the eligibility criteria for these funds are that a student must be enrolled in at least 3 units in Fall 2021 and must NOT have already received a Fall 2021 emergency student aid grant funded by COVID stimulus funds.
Shasta College Foundation Employee Emergency Fund
This fund provides direct support to Shasta College employees financially impacted by the crises that our community currently faces.
CSEA (California School Employee Association) wants our members and families affected by recent wildfires to know we are here for you with emergency assistance. If you need support, please contact our Member Benefits department at (866) 487-2732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Offers and Support
Many generous colleagues have offered space in their homes for the faculty and staff who have been displaced by the fires. If you have room or a part of your home that you would be willing to open to one of our displaced employees and their families, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or (530) 242-7640. Human Resources staff will work with you to find a suitable match, including number of family members, accepting pets, etc.
Local Assistance Center
A Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be opening to provide recovery assistance services to residents impacted by the Fawn Fire. It will be open Friday, October 8 through Monday, October 11 at the Shasta Lake Community Center, 4499 Main Street, in the City of Shasta Lake. The LAC will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop for recovery assistance. The purpose of the Local Assistance Center is to assist communities by providing a centralized location for services and resource referrals for unmet needs following a disaster or significant emergency. Representatives from various local, state and federal agencies will provide counseling support, resource and housing assistance, information to aid in rebuilding, permitting, hazardous materials clean-up, loss of business or employment, basic health and human services, and other topics. Service providers will include:
- Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency
- Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
- California Department of Insurance (CDI)
- Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
- Employment Development Department (EDD)
- California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH)
- Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
- Various private non-profits
What documents should I bring to the Local Assistance Center (LAC)?
If you have, it is recommended that you bring: –a photo ID,–household income information–insurance documents . *DMV is also available to issue duplicates of Photo IDs and driver license.
Also, California Employment Development Department (EDD), provides temporary unemployment benefits to people whose jobs or work hours were directly impacted by the fires. Affected individuals are encouraged to apply here https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Online.htm. Claimants can also file by phone at 1-800-300-5616 (English) or 1-800-326-8937 (Spanish).
For the safety of the public and staff, the Local Assistance Center will have health and safety protocols in place to protect from the spread of COVID-19. These protocols will include social distancing and required use of face coverings for all staff and public entering the facility.
For more information call 2-1-1 Shasta https://211norcal.org/shasta/
Contact: Denis Villanueva, (530) 225-3742 or (530) 338-4814
CTA (California Teachers Association) Disaster Relief Fund
The CTA Disaster Relief Fund is a separate, special fund for members of CTA through voluntary contributions from CTA members, and through CTA fundraising drives throughout the year. The fund, administered by CTA Member Benefits Department, is endowed to provide financial assistance to CTA members who have experienced significant losses due to natural or other disasters in California.
United Way of Northern California 2021 Wildfire Assistance Program
This is a pre-application intake form for immediate relief assistance as a result of the 2021 Northern California fires in one of these nine (9) counties: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity. Assistance is provided one (1) time per household, if multiple families (i.e. roommates) live within the same home/property, you may need to discuss with your housemates how to divide the relief funds. Financial relief is up to $500 per household that has sustained 50% or more damage. The residence must be your primary residence. Applications may take up to 3 weeks to process. In order to process your application, we will need a copy of your ID. If your ID does not have your disaster impacted address (pre-dating the time of the fire), we will need some form of address verification. This may be a utility bill, deed, invoice, lease, W2, paystub or anything else with both your name and address.
FEMA individual Assistance – FEMA can help support your recovery from a major disaster.
SBA – U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of Disaster Assistance
The Office of Disaster Assistance’s mission is to provide low interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.
If your home has been damaged
CalFire “Wildfire is coming….Are you Ready?” website – This site will give you information on what to do to prepare for and prevent wildfires. It will also give you information on what to do after a wildfire.
Shasta Ready – General Fire Information
A Local Assistance Center will be opening shortly for those affected by the Fawn Fire
Shasta County Building Department - https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index.aspx
Debris Clean up – CAL-OES Debris Removal Guideline - https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/docs/libraries/resource-management-docs/ehd-docs/CAL-OES-DEBRIS-REMOVAL-GUIDELINE.pdf
The State Bar of California – Legal Help After a Disaster, Online advice, Free or low-cost legal services.
Legal services for disaster victims is an essential part of emergency management and response. Californians impacted by this year’s wildfires may need legal advice for various reasons, including filing insurance claims, securing federal assistance, replacing legal documents, resolving landlord-tenant disputes, consumer protection matters, and more.
Legal Services of Northern California Office in Redding: Provides free legal services related to housing.