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Posted on: May 15, 2023


On May 2, 2023, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Notice amending their original Major Disaster Declaration for California (April 3, 2023) to include Individual Assistance for Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes residents impacted by the 2022/23 winter season storms.  

Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes individuals, families, or business owners impacted by the recent disaster may be eligible for financial assistance to support recovery and rebuilding.

“We encourage residents and business owners who have experienced damage from the recent storms to visit the Disaster Resource Centers and meet with FEMA and county representatives to determine whether or not they are eligible for assistance,” said Chris Mokracek, Director of the Office of Emergency Management. 

FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial assistance and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.  Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster.  Instead, it is intended to meet the persons basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

Federal disaster assistance may include:

  • Temporary emergency housing or money for home repairs of primary residences.
  • Help with medical, dental, personal property, transportation, and disaster-related moving-and-storage expenses.
  • Long-term, low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

These general conditions must be met for an applicant to be eligible to receive assistance:

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified non-citizen.
  • FEMA must be able to verify the applicant's identity.
  • The applicant’s insurance, or other forms of disaster assistance received, cannot meet their disaster-caused needs.
  • The applicant’s necessary expenses and serious needs are directly caused by a declared disaster.


Disaster Recovery Centers have been established in Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport to assist residents with the IHP application process. Details on FEMA’s IHP can be accessed here. Both locations will operate between 9:00AM – 6:00PM.

Bridgeport - Opens May 17

Bridgeport Memorial Hall

73 North School Street

Bridgeport, CA 93517

Mammoth Lakes – Opens May 16

Mono County Civic Center

1290 Tavern Road

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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