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Help for NCSO first responders

To support sworn and unsworn employees, Napa Valley Community Foundation has established the NCSO First Responders FundThis Fund offers three types of financial assistance:

  • Cash Grants of Up to $20,000 for health-related emergencies.
  • Cash Grants of Up to $20,000 for disaster-related emergencies.
  • Mental Health Support: Up to 20 additional therapy sessions annually.

Emergency Benefits Program:
Health-Related Emergencies

When unexpected hardships arise, the Emergency Benefits Program can be a safety net and a backstop, with cash grants to eligible NCSO employees of up to $20,000 for health-related emergencies.

Who is eligible?

  • Current full-time NCSO employees, both sworn and unsworn.

What is a health- related emergency?

  • A long-term illness or acute medical condition not covered, or not fully covered, by the employee’s health or LTD insurance, which creates an undue financial hardship for the employee.
  • An employee may apply on behalf of themselves, their spouse or registered domestic partner, or their dependent children.

What help is available?

  • Cash assistance of up to $20,000 per employee per year, with a lifetime cap of $50,000.

Will all applications be approved?

  • Applications from qualified employees, for qualified health-related emergencies, will be evaluated quickly and objectively, but funding is not guaranteed.

How do I apply?             

Download the Application

Emergency Benefits Program:
Disaster-Related Emergencies

When unexpected hardships arise, the Emergency Benefits Program can be a safety net and a backstop, with cash grants to eligible NCSO employees of up to $20,000 for disaster-related emergencies.

Who is eligible?

  • Current full-time NCSO employees, both sworn and unsworn.

What is a disaster-related emergency? 

  • An earthquake, fire, flood or other disaster that damages or destroys the employee’s primary residence, and/or the contents in that residence, which creates an undue financial hardship for the employee.

What help is available?

  • Cash assistance of up to $20,000 per employee per year, with a lifetime cap of $50,000.

Will all applications be approved?

  • Applications from qualified employees, for qualified disaster-related emergencies, will be evaluated quickly and objectively, but funding is not guaranteed.

How do I apply?             

Download the Application

Mental Health Program

NCSO employees frequently encounter stressful and traumatic situations, which can affect employees as well as their family members. The Mental Health Program makes additional therapy sessions available, for free, to employees (and their immediate family members) who have reached their annual limit on such sessions through Claremont EAP or their health insurance; or to employees who pay for non-network therapy sessions out-of-pocket.

Who is eligible?

  • Current full-time NCSO employees, both sworn and unsworn.
  • The spouse or registered domestic partner of current, full-time NCSO employees.
  • The dependent children (under age 26) of current, full-time NCSO employees.

What help is available? 

  • The Napa County Sheriff’s Office First Responders Fund will pay for up to 20 additional therapy sessions annually, with a lifetime cap of $15,000.

Will all applications be approved?          

  • While funding is not guaranteed, the goal is to support all qualified employees seeking this additional benefit.

How do I apply?

  • To apply for assistance, ask your therapist to complete the attached application and submit it by email to NCSOFund@napavalleycf.org
  • Note: if your application is for a family member, please complete pages 4-5 (in addition to having your partner or child’s therapist complete pages 2-3) and submit by email to NCSOFund@napavalleycf.org
Download the Application

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