Post-Storm Assistance

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Registering for Federal Assistance

Mariposa County residents and businesses impacted by the February/March 2023 winter storms can register for federal assistance by visiting, downloading the FEMA app, or calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The deadline to register for assistance is Monday, June 5th.

Disaster Recovery Centers

Disaster Recovery Centers are a one-stop-shop to provide survivors resources. At these centers, both residents and business owners can apply for federal assistance and access other available resources from other agencies. When visiting a center, it is recommended you have the following information:

  • Address of damaged primary residence
  • Insurance coverage information
  • Current phone number and mailing address
  • Bank account information

For more information, you can visit

Midpines Hall

  • 6364 Hwy 140, Midpines, CA 95345
  • Dates: Through 5/26/2023
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday

Community Center of Oakhurst (will accept Mariposa County residents)

  • 39800 Road 425 B, Oakhurst, CA 93644
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday

Small Business Association (SBA) Loans:

As part of the Federal assistance, the Small Business Association's (SBA) Office of Disaster Recovery and Resiliency has loans available. By registering for the FEMA assistance above, you will also be considered for low-interest SBA loans. SBA Disaster Assistance includes:

  • Homeowners may be eligible for a disaster loan of up to $200,000 for primary residence structural repairs or rebuilding. SBA may also be able to help homeowners and renters with up to $40,000 to replace important personal property, including automobiles damaged or destroyed in the disaster.
  • Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
  • For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and more private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs.

For more information on the SBA's offers please click here.

If you are a small business, small agricultural cooperative, small business engaged in aquaculture, or a private, non-profit organization that was impacted by the December 27, 2022 through January 31, 2022 Winter Storms, please click here (Spanish version).

Assistance for Privately Owned Access Routes

FEMA may provide assistance to repair privately owned access routes, such as driveways, roads, or bridges that have been damaged by the February/March 2023 Winter Storms. Eligible routes should meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • The driveway, road, bridge is the only access to the property and/or repair or replacement of a secondary route is necessary for practical use.
  • No one can access the home due to damaged infrastructure.
  • The safety of the occupants could be adversely affected because emergency services vehicles, such as an ambulance or a fire truck, cannot reach the residence. However, this will only be considered if access was available before the disaster occurred. 

To learn more, please click here.

Rental Assistance

Mariposa County residents who are unable to live in their homes while repairing damage from the February/March winter storms, or must otherwise find a new place to live can apply for temporary rental assistance with FEMA. For more information, please click here

USDA Emergency Farm Loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made available emergency farm loans for both physical and crop production losses as a direct result of the disaster (up to $500,000 maximum). Farmers and ranchers who conduct family-sized farming operations may be eligible and encouraged to apply. For more information, please click here.

Additional USDA Assistance

The USDA has also made additional assistance opportunities available for Mariposa County residents. See below:

Federal Assistance for Nonprofits and Houses of Worship

Private nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship and other faith-based organizations, may be eligible to apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program to help recover from damage from the severe winter storms and flooding in February and March 2023. This funding can be used to reimburse certain nonprofits for the cost of emergency protective measures, debris removal and restoring disaster-damaged roads, bridges and public facilities. Learn more here.

Deadline Extended: Now due June 16th, 2023.

For information on what individuals can expect after registering for Federal Assistance, click here.

For information on what businesses can expect after registering for Federal Assistance, click here.

What to Expect During a FEMA Home Inspection

Individual who have applied for FEMA assistance will have a home inspection follow-up to verify their losses. This process typically takes about 30 - 45 minutes to complete. When a FEMA inspector arrives to your home, they will have a badge with a photo to confirm identification. If the inspector does not show you photo identification, do not proceed with the inspection. FEMA never charges a fee for inspection. If you are asked to pay a fee, do not proceed with the inspection. 

The inspector will ask to see:

  • Photo identification (must be one of the names applications for assistance)
  • Proof of occupancy of damaged residence
  • Proof of ownership of damage residence
  • Insurance documents
  • List of people living in the residence at the time of the disaster
  • Disaster-caused damage and disaster-related losses to structural and personal property

For more details on this process, please click here

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

Individuals who register for assistance will receive a determination letter from FEMA. It's important to note that while it may say you are ineligible for assistance, it is NOT a denial. Please review the letter closely for steps for appeal. This is most often because of missing information. Learn more here.