Press Release: for immediate release 11/6/13
Rim Fire Assistance Available from ATCAA
Tuolumne County low income households that faced increased costs during the Rim Fire may qualify for immediate financial assistance through the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency. Assistance is available for utility bills even if you have already received utility assistance this year. Also available: rent payments up to $500 and vouchers for food and gasoline up to $100 per household.
This financial assistance is available through December 31, 2013. It is for a household’s current bills. It is for all communities in Tuolumne County.
ATCAA is aware that households may have experienced increased living costs while having to relocate temporarily in August and September. Residents may have had purchased equipment to safely remain in their homes during the days of heavy smoke or may have lost food due to spoilage during power outages.
ATCAA applied for and received special household relief funds as a result of the declaration of a state of emergency by the County Board of Supervisors and Governor Brown. All income-eligible households can participate, even if you have already received assistance from ATCAA in the past year.
Assistance will be available based on 2013 federal poverty guidelines, available here. For assistance, please call the Sonora Service Center Monday – Thursday at (209) 533-1397, extension 0. If you require utility assistance for charges during the fire, feel free to download and fill out the form here.