September 9, 2014 - UPDATED
There are a variety of types of financial assistance available for residents and business owners following the Napa Earthquake.
Earthquake Relief Loan - Redwood Credit Union
Loans of up to $5,000 for 12 months, interest free, are available to help with unexpected expenses resulting from the quake. Other types of loans are also available to assist local residents and businesses with earthquake related financial issues. Visit any Redwood Credit Union branch (Napa’s branch is located at 1705 First Street), or call 1-800-479-7928, Ext. 65588.
Chronicle of Season Sharing Fund
Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to senior citizens (55+), disabled individuals and low to moderate-income families with dependent children who have a one-time critical need and who reside in Bay Area counties including Napa. Critical needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord. To determine if you or someone you know qualifies, contact Napa County Health & Human Services Agency, 707-299-1890.
Napa County Landmarks Emergency Response Fund
This fund was created for the repair of Downtown Napa and Napa County’s damaged historic resources. More information is available and donations can be made at www.napacountylandmarks.org.
Kiva Zip is a San Francisco-based non-profit that makes 0% interest micro loans up to $10,000 with a three-year repayment term and six-month grace period to small business owners, entrepreneurs and farmers. Funds are sourced through crowdfunding. To see if your business qualifies, go to: https://zip.kiva.org/
Working Solutions offers loans from $5,000 to $50,000 plus free business services like mentorship, legal advice and workshops; interest rates range from 8-10 percent with no hidden fees; no application fee and expedited application review to get your business back up and running. This is a September only special for earthquake recovery. If interested, call 415-852-8499 or visit the website at www.workingsolutions.org.
September 9, 2014 - UPDATED
Napa County and the City of Napa are providing a local assistance center (NapaLAC) under one roof. The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop location where residents and business owners can access earthquake assistance information and connect with available resources. Services to be provided at the NapaLAC include city and county building permits, financial assistance, family resources, mental health, and other community resource programs.
The City and County have launched a comprehensive earthquake recovery website at www.napaquakeinfo.com. Available services will be updated as confirmed.
Local Assistance Center (First & Silverado Trail)
301 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
Hours of Operation - Weekdays:
Building Permits 8:00 am-4:00 pm
All other services 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Hours of Operation -Saturday:
Building Permits 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
All other services 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Red Cross
City of Napa Building & Planning Division
Napa County Planning, Building & Environmental Services
Napa County Assessor
Napa County Health & Human Services
State of California, Department of Insurance
State of California, Department of Housing & Community Development
Franchise Tax Board
Board of Equalization
Contractors State License Board
Season of Sharing
Tzu Chi Foundation
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - UPDATED
After an earthquake, you may have a range of reactions. You may feel shock, fear, anger, helplessness, or sadness. You may find it harder to fall asleep or sleep well. In the days that follow, you may think of the earthquake again. These are all common reactions that should pass within a few days.
If you are in need of help to cope in any way, the Red Cross Assistance Center is currently providing caseworkers to offer one-on-one sessions with residents to provide information on how to recover from any earthquake related symptoms.
You may also call the Red Cross Hotline at 1-877-978-2725 for additional information.
Red Cross Assistance Center
3425 Solano Avenue
Napa, CA 94558
Hours of Operation:
10:00 am to 7:00 pm (daily through September 14, 2014)
On January 12, 2015, the City held a public meeting to provide information on lessons learned from the South Napa Quake. This meeting included the presentation of post-quake studies by the USGS. Follow this link for video of the meeting.
The Napa Local Assistance Center (NapaLAC) for earthquake recovery is now closed, along with the call center. Information on current recovery activities and services can be found at www.napaquakeinfo.com.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - UPDATED
The California Alcoholic Beverage Control wants to make sure local businesses and the community know they have put together information that addresses some of the issues that businesses are facing in their earthquake recovery efforts. For specific information, click here.
The information on this website is being provided in a question and answer type of format to address the following:
- Relocation of Business Operations
- Storage of Alcoholic Beverages
- Retail License Issues Related to Breakage of Products
- Return of Inventory in Storage back to a Supplier
- Regulations that Apply to Sales or Returns by Insurers, Former Licensees or Surrendered Licenses
- Tied House Exceptions for Natural Disasters
The California ABC is already working with impacted licensees to provide assistance and find appropriate solutions to the damage resulting from the earthquake. The ABC Santa Rosa District (1-707-576-2165) and Oakland District (1-510-622-4970) Offices are available to answer questions from any ABC licensed businesses damaged in the earthquake.
In addition, ABC has developed information related to statutory and regulatory provisions that may provide assistance to some licensees, click here for that information. However, ABC understands that the current statutory and regulatory provisions may not provide the level of assistance needed by some licensees. In emergency situations, ABC can make reasonable and necessary adjustments to its standard practices to assist with recovery. ABC will continue to work with licensees to find appropriate solutions to issues caused by the earthquake.