Emergency

Financial Assistance

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Since October 2020, the County and nonprofit partners have provided more than $2 million in emergency financial assistance to over 1,600 low-income community members with COVID or who have been exposed to someone with COVID to help offset the cost of staying home during their isolation or quarantine period.

California Mortgage Relief Program

The California Mortgage Relief Program is now available to homeowners who have fallen behind due to pandemic-related financial hardship. To see if you qualify, visit California Mortgage Relief’s home page.

 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

In May 2022, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved $39 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support disproportionately impacted individuals and households who have suffered economic impacts as well as disparities in public health outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about ARPA and how the County of Sonoma is working to distribute these funds, visit the ARPA information page.

Employment Resources for Individuals who Qualify

Unemployment: Visit the California Employment Development Department for financial assistance if your employer reduced your hours or stopped operating.

If you’re sick or in quarantine: You can file a Disability Insurance Claim if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or have to quarantine because of exposure to someone who tested positive.

Sick Leave

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave provides covered employees up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related paid leave, with up to 40 of those hours for isolation & quarantine, receiving vaccines, and caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed and up to an additional 40 of those hours available only when an employee, or family member for whom the employee provides care, tests positive for COVID-19. Visit SPSL 2022 FAQs.

FEMA assistance available for COVID-19 funeral expenses 

For more information, visit FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance.