Financial Assistance

Please Note: All resource information has been confirmed by Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 Staff. However, resource information is subject to change based on the availability, capacity, and discretion of the resource provider. Please consider checking in with providers ahead of time to ensure availability of services

California Victim Compensation Board- CalVCB Information for 2018 Camp Fire SurvivorsCalVCB Benefits (Camp Fire Counseling Funds / Victim-Witness Funds)- ** COVID-19 Update- Applicants are encouraged to apply online and seek assistance by phone rather than visiting the office in person.** Offering information on certain expenses that Camp Fire Survivors may be eligible to file for reimbursement for due to the criminal indictment of PG&E for cause of the 2018 Camp Fire. Camp Fire Survivors who were physically present during the fire, injured or threatened with injury, or suffered the death of a loved one as a direct result of the fire may be eligible for benefits. Provides application for Victim Compensation funds, which may be provided after all other sources of payment have been exhausted. Expenses Potentially Eligible to File for Reimbursement for Include: 

  • Medical Expenses
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Income Loss Directly related to the 2018 Camp Fire
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Relocation expenses

Expenses or services NOT eligible for reimbursement:

  • Property loss
  • Pain and suffering

IMPORTANT NOTE: Cal VCB is a payor of last resort, meaning that reimbursement funds will only be provided after all other public or private sources of payment have been exhausted. Specifically, any Camp Fire Survivor that has a claim in the PG&E bankruptcy case will not be able to access assistance through CalVCB until the claims are resolved. Pending insurance claims will also need to be resolved before reimbursement assistance may be available through CalVCB. 

Examples of Public/Private Sources of Payment:

  • Insurance payments
  • Creditors Claims in Bankruptcy Case

Applicants can submit applications online or obtain paper applications online for mail-in submission. Information is also available on the CalVCB toll-free information line at 1-800-777-9229 or by email at info@victims.ca.gov. Visit online: https://bit.ly/CalVcB4CF

Money Management International – Project Porchlight (AKA HUD Housing Advisors or HUD Housing Counselors)- Project Porchlight is a program providing financial counseling, housing counseling, guidance through insurance claims processes, and financial recovery planning for disaster survivors. Counselors can assist survivors in creating a plan to reach certain recovery goals, including a housing plan. This program is available to survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire. To enroll in this program, Camp Fire Survivors must schedule an appointment by calling 877-833-1746 or submit a request online at the following link: http://bit.ly/2VUfsAl. Please note the following: This program does not provide any form of direct financial assistance. Specific counseling services are available to survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire.