The wildfire season has begun, sadly much earlier than in previous years. Northern California has experienced widespread wildfires that have impacted individuals and families, damaged homes and structures, and caused displacements. Solano is already experiencing socioeconomic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of which are being exacerbated by the smoke and periods of extreme heat. Over a dozen counties and hundreds of thousands of residents have already been impacted by the early wildfires.
SCF is currently accepting grant applications through December 31, 2020 from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofits, charitable faith-based organizations, and government agencies who are providing services and resources to those in need.
The Solano Disaster Relief Fund was established to support relief and recovery efforts for those affected by fire disasters in Solano County. Grants from this Fund will help partnering organizations provide direct services, resources, and financial assistance to individuals and families in their communities. SCF is not making grants directly to individuals and families. The deadline for submitting grant requests is December 31, 2020.
SOLANO COUNTY RESOURCES
Please visit the www.SolanoCountyRecovers.org site to view resources and contact information and send the link to family, friends, neighbors, and anyone impacted by the fires.
To support Solano County residents impacted by the LNU Lightning Complex fire, a Local Assistance Center (LAC) has been set up at 2001 North Village Parkway, Vacaville. For recovery resources, please visit the LAC or call 1-800-621-3362.
REQUEST A GRANT
The Solano Disaster Relief Fund was established to help recovery and rebuilding efforts by funding nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations that are providing direct services to individuals and families affected by disasters.
Small grants up to $2,500 are available to help support relief projects that are short-term and meet the most urgent needs of victims (food, clothing, temporary shelter, counseling, and emergency medical needs).
Larger grants up to $7,500 are available to support intermediate and long-term, more complex recovery programs (e.g., ongoing basic needs, case management, employment programs and training, healthcare, transportation, mental health support), and the medium and longer-term needs of those impacted directly by the disaster.
SDRF funding must support the direct relief efforts of nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations providing services and resources. Grants will prioritize reaching those in need and serving vulnerable populations with disaster relief.
To begin the application process, first read the SDRF Eligibility & Application Instructions document below. Then, complete and submit the SDRF Grant Application Form.
SDRF Eligibility & Application Instructions
SDRF Grant Application Form
SCF Grantee Final Report Form
SCF Media Release Form
Visit the website, RESPONSE.CA.GOV - it combines emergency response, recovery and resilience information into a single place for easy access by users. It is a one-stop portal that includes local and state resources, health services, shelters and housing, preparedness information, and more.
Please consider making a donation to the Solano Disaster Relief Fund. Our communities need your support on a year-round basis to help in ongoing relief and recovery efforts.