Disaster Assistance for CA Residents Impacted by Winter Storms

Were you impacted by the December Wildfires and/or the mudslides?  You may be eligible for services and assistance.

Residents of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires and flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the December 2017 wildfires, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of January 2, 2018, made at the request of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Survivors who primarily reside in the designated counties can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

FEMA and Cal OES have been providing essential emergency support to affected communities since the initial disaster declaration on January 2, 2018.

Applicants will be asked for the following information:

• Social Security number

• Address of the damaged primary residence

• Description of the damage

• Information about insurance coverage

• A current contact telephone number

• An address where they can receive mail

• Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

 

Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:

• Rental assistance

• Essential home repairs

• Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses

• Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

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Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes (including landlords), private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.

Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if a survivor has registered with another disaster-relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.

Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.FEMA, SBA, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and other state and federal agency representatives will also be available to help survivors at local assistance or disaster recovery centers as they open in the affected counties.

Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are also eligible for the Public Assistance program which is available to eligible state, local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations, on a cost-share basis, to fund emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.

For more information, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4353 and WildfireRecovery.org and follow www.twitter.com/femaregion9 or www.twitter.com/cal_oes

Special Olympics Expands to Santa Ynez Valley!

For those who enjoy sports and friendly competition, there is some exciting news coming for folks in the Santa Ynez Valley. Special Olympics Southern California will begin offering programming in Santa Ynez and Buellton in the spring of 2018. This is a partnership and collaboration between Special Olympics, the City of Buellton and the City of Solvang Parks and Recreation Department. 

Special Olympics Southern California offers activities to individuals with intellectual disabilities in sports such as flag football, bocce ball, swimming, soccer, volleyball, and golf.  The sports rotate seasonally with tournaments held several times a year.  There are plans to include cheerleading as well as a wellness program that focuses on healthy eating and exercise habits.

Basketball is one of the spring sports. Once the practices have concluded in the Santa Ynez Valley, the teams will go to the big Spring Tournament usually held at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Thunderdome. Last year’s spring basketball tournament at UCSB included over 400 athletes from Southern California.

All Special Olympic programs are free of charge to participants and a great way to get some exercise and meet new friends. The players and teams may go on to compete County-wide, State-wide or even internationally at the World Games. Special Olympics pays for the athletes' travel expenses. The Santa Barbara region of Special Olympics currently serves over 1200 children and adults. The program is open to all people with intellectual disabilities from age 8 years and up. Most of the players are adults, but there is no upper age limit. The oldest Santa Barbara participant is 72. There are over 500 volunteers assisting with coaching and fundraising events throughout the year.

Special Olympics has recruited a head coach, David Ibsen, for the Santa Ynez Valley basketball team. There are opportunities for assistant coaches and volunteers are needed. If you are interested in signing up to play basketball, visit the Special Olympics Santa Barbara website at www.sosc.org/sb for more information. If you would like to volunteer to become a coach, contact Tim Ballaret at 805-884-1516 x 104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you are interested in volunteering to cheer this new team on during practice or games, contact Jerrie Domingos at 805-688-5041.

Anyone interested in participating in Special Olympics, the Wellness program or volunteering in Santa Ynez is invited to an Informational Session.

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Time: 5pm-6pm
Location: Buellton Recreation Center 
Room A301, 2nd St., Buellton, CA 93247

DRAFT Board Calendar

2017 TCADD BOARD CALENDAR
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Santa Barbara County Main Office and Headquarters View Location on Map 
Santa Barbara Annex Conference Room View Location on Map 
June Board Meeting is in Ventura County Office View Location on Map 
October Board Meeting is in San Luis Obispo Office View Location on Map 


January 2017

NO TCADD Board or Committee Meetings
20    Fri    8:00 a.m.    ARCA Board of Directors Meeting


February 2017

2    Thurs    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Vendor Advisory Committee
3    Fri    3:00 p.m.    TCADD Board Mini-Retreat – SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
3    Fri   6:00 p.m.    TCADD Board Meeting – SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
9    Thur    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations Committee
21    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee
21    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
21    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
21    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee
22    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee


March 2017

2    Thurs    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Vendor Advisory Committee 
4    Sat    9:00 a.m.    TCADD Board Meeting – 2015 Organizational Performance Review & Executive Director Performance Review – SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
9    Thurs    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations Committee
21    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee
21    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
21    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
21    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee
22    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee
17    Fri     8:00 a.m.     ARCA Board of Directors Meeting


April 2017

NO TCADD Board or Committee Meetings


May 2017

4    Thurs    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Vendor Advisory Committee 
6     Sat    10:00 a.m    TCADD Board Meeting – SANTA MARIA OFFICE
11    Thurs    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations Committee
16    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee
16    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
16    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
16    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee
17    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee


June 2017

1    Thurs    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Vendor Advisory Committee 
3    Sat    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Board Meeting – OXNARD OFFICE
8    Thurs    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations Committee
20    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee 
20    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
20    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
20    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee
21    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee
16    Fri     8:00 a.m.     ARCA Board of Directors


July 2017

6    Thurs    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Vendor Advisory Committee CANCELED

8    Sat    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Board Meeting – SIMI VALLEY OFFICE
13    Thurs    4:45 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations Committee
18    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee
18    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
18    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
18    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee 
19    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee


August 2017

NO TCADD Board Meeting
NO TCADD Board Committee Meetings
18    Fri     8:00 a.m.     ARCA Board of Directors


September 2017

7    Thurs    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Vendor Advisory Committee
7    Thurs    4:45 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations
8    Fri    6:00 p.m.    TCADD Board Meeting - SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
19    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee
19    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
19    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
19    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee
20    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee


October 2017

5    Thurs     10:00 a. m.    Vendor Advisory Committee Meeting CANCELED
7    Sat    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Board Meeting – ATASCADERO OFFICE
12    Thurs    4:45 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations Committee
17    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee
17    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
17    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
17    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee
18    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee
20    Fri     8:00 a.m.     ARCA Board of Directors


November 2017

2    Thurs    10:00 a.m.    TCADD Vendor Advisory Committee 
3    Fri    6:00 p.m.    TCADD Board Meeting – OXNARD OFFICE
4    Sat    9:00 a.m.    TCADD Board Retreat – SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
9    Thurs    4:45 p.m.    TCADD Government and Community Relations Committee
14    Tues    4:00 p.m.    TCADD Services and Supports Committee    
14    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Administrative Committee
14    Tues    5:30 p.m.    TCADD Board Development Committee
14    Tues    7:00 p.m.    TCADD Executive Committee
15    Wed    1:00 p.m.    TCADD People’s Advisory Committee


December 2017

NO TCADD Board Meeting
NO TCADD Board Committee Meetings

 

 

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