Cash Assistance for Individuals

Social Services facilities are offering limited in-person services. Most business can be conducted by phone 530-265-1340 or online at

General Assistance

The General Assistance program is a supplemental assistance program for those persons who are ineligible for aid under any federal or state program which is designed to meet all of the applicant/recipient's needs, such as CalWORKs, or the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI / SSP). 

It is, in large part, an emergency assistance program to be used when other resources are not available or cannot be developed to meet the needs of the applicant(s). General Assistance is a repayable grant, not an entitlement program.

The program also provides temporary services to employable individuals. Cal-JOBS work registration and proof of weekly job search are mandatory.

How to Apply

You can apply for General Assistance at our Truckee or Nevada City offices. You will need to provide verification of residence, citizenship, identification, income, property. We suggest you bring documentation with you such as bills in your name, Social Security card or drivers license, rental lease, birth certificate, pay stubs, bank account statements, proof of other property including vehicles.