Mar 12, 2020

Our response to COVID-19 and help available

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In response to a declared emergency in Napa County, we’ve launched a COVID-19 Fund to address the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.

To learn more, read our press releases of March 12 here, March 20 here and and April 7 here.

To donate to these efforts, click here.

To visit the Napa County virtual Local Assistance Center, click here.

Emergency Financial Assistance

The Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program is available for workers who live in Napa County, whose household income is at or below 120% of Area Median Income, and who do not qualify for government-sponsored unemployment or paid family leave benefits. Due to unprecedented demand, the EFA program, sponsored by Napa Valley Community Foundation, will begin conducting appointments on April 2.  People will be assisted in the order that they joined the appointment waitlist.  Everyone that joins the waitlist will receive an appointment and will be pre-screened for eligibility to receive EFA.  The EFA program will be administered remotely, through telephone, Facetime and onscreen conversations with applicants.

For residents of Calistoga, St. Helena and surrounding areas– please call (707) 965-5010 or email efa@upvalleyfamilycenters.org.

For residents of Napa, Yountville and American Canyon – please call (707) 363-8390 or email efa@onthemovebayarea.org.

Three criteria are used to determine EFA eligibility: 1) Napa County residency, 2) Household income at or below 120% of the Area Median Income (please see “Family Income Cap” in the table below), and 3) Those who do NOT qualify for government-sponsored unemployment or paid family leave benefits. All three criteria must be met to qualify.

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We understand the fear and anxiety this crisis brings up and we appreciate your patience as we work to put an efficient and seamless process in place for our community.

Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)

In 2016, Napa Valley Community Foundation created the Napa Valley COAD, a network of more than 100 nonprofit, faith community and government sector groups whose mission is to improve coordination and communication before, during and after a disaster.  Napa Valley COAD is activated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Napa County, and acts as a liaison in the Emergency Operations Center between local government and the nonprofits serving our community.  The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund supports the operations of the Napa Valley COAD and many of the disaster relief services provided by safety net nonprofits collaborating through COAD to meet unmet needs that arise.

Current second responder nonprofits receiving Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Funds to provide immediate safety net services, include:

Aldea Children & Family Services

Bay Area Legal Aid

Collabria Care

Community Action of Napa Valley

Cope Family Center

Fair Housing Napa Valley

Mentis

NEWS

Ole Health

On the Move

ParentsCAN

Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center

Salvation Army Napa Corps

UpValley Family Centers

Additionally, Napa Valley Community Foundation has supported the County of Napa’s Public Health Department to provide COVID-19 testing to uninsured and under-insured residents of Napa County who were referred for testing but cannot afford the cost of the test kits.

Check back frequently for more information as additional help becomes available.

About the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund has provided resources for short-term relief and long-term recovery to 25,000 survivors of the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and the 2017 Napa Fire Complex.  To date, across these two most recent disasters, the Fund has distributed nearly $18 million in the form of direct financial assistance to survivors, and to pay for relief and recovery services like temporary shelter, meals, medical care, counseling, legal aid, and assistance in navigating insurance claims.  The Fund is managed by NVCF and was established with a $10 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake.

 

 

 

 

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