Public Assistance

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Temporary assistance to needy families with children while they seek employment and self-sufficiency.

General Assistance:

Provides repayable cash aid for the subsistence and needs of Sierra County’s disadvantaged citizens.


Is supplemental nutrition assistance available to Individuals and families who meet eligibility criteria.Its purpose is to assist household in increasing their food purchasing power.


Health care coverage for qualifying persons and families.

How to apply

If you are a Sierra County resident and would like to be evaluated for one or more of these programs, please contact either office or you may apply online: Public assistance online application.

To report concerns of welfare misuse or fraud please email or call 530-993-6725