The CTA Disaster Relief Fund is a separate, special fund for members of CTA through voluntary contributions from CTA members, and through CTA fundraising drives throughout the year. The fund, administered by CTA Member Benefits Department, is endowed to provide financial assistance to CTA members who have experienced significant losses due to natural or other disasters in California.
- Provides financial assistance to CTA members who suffer significant losses due to natural and other disasters in California
- Funded by voluntary contributions from CTA members, and through CTA fundraising drives throughout the year
- Administrative services provided by CTA Member Benefits Department
Grant and Qualification Details
CTA members may receive up to $1,500 for significant economic hardship related to damage to their primary residence, displacement or disruption in required utilities.
Catastrophic Damage Grant
Recipients of the Standard Grant may be eligible for up to another $1,500 if damages exceed $50,000.
Temporary Displacement Grant
A grant of up to $500 may be available for members who are displaced from their primary residence or disruption in required utilities* as the result of a disaster, but do not meet the requirements for a Standard Grant.
Short Term Displacement Grant**
A grant up to $1,000 may be available for members who are displaced (under mandatory evacuation) from their primary residence or disruption in required utilities as the result of a disaster, but do not meet the requirements for a Standard Grant. Members eligible for the Short Term Displacement Grant will not receive both the Temporary Displacement Grant and Short Term Displacement Grant.
School Site Grant
Members may receive up to $500 for damage to their classroom or school site.
*For date of loss effective January 1, 2023 and beyond.
**For date of loss effective November 18, 2021 and beyond.
Note: The filing deadline is 12 months from the date of the incident. Must be a CTA member during the incident and current CTA member to qualify. This is a summary of the benefits. Please refer to each of the grant pages for eligibility, qualification criteria and verification requirements.
Please refer all inquiries and submit all applications to:
CTA Member Benefits Department
1705 Murchison Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 552-5200
Fax: (650) 552-5014
With hundreds of fires throughout California, CTA Member Benefits is working with VSP to support the eye care needs of those directly affected. The VSP Eyes Of Hope, Disaster Relief Program pertains to all – those that have a full-service VSP plan and those that do not. If a member (or non-member) needs replacement glasses due to theirs being lost in the fire, VSP will help replace them. This special benefit applies for the current fires for a limited time. Visit vspglobal.com/cms/vspglobal-outreach/disasteroutreach.html for more information.