Temporary Displacement Grant

CTA Disaster Relief Fund
Temporary Displacement Grant

The CTA Disaster Relief Fund exists to provide financial assistance to CTA members who have experienced significant losses as a result of natural or other disasters in the state of California.

Qualifying applicants may receive a Temporary Displacement Grant of up to $500.

The Temporary Displacement Grant exists to provide limited financial assistance for members who are displaced under mandatory evacuation/access prohibited by City or County/official road closure* from their primary residence as a result of a disaster, but do not qualify for a Standard Grant nor the Short Term Displacement Grant. 

The following eligibility requirements apply:

1. Currently enrolled as a CTA Active, Student, or CTA-R member in good standing, and;

A.  A resident in any city or county declared by the State of California to have been subject to a natural or other disaster, or;

B. A resident of a dwelling declared unsafe to occupy by City or County officials due to a disaster, with such declaration free of negligence on the part of the member;


2. The member has suffered economic hardship as a result of the impaired use of the member’s primary residence, and;

A. Access to residence is prohibited, under mandatory evacuation/access prohibited by City or County for 5 days, OR;

B. Required utilities (gas, electricity, or water) are not restored for at least 5 days.**


C. Substantiation of losses stemming from displacement caused by the disaster are provided, and verified by the member’s local chapter;


3. The member does not meet the requirement to receive a Standard Grant or Short Term Displacement Grant.

*For date of loss effective January 1, 2023, the addition of “official road closure” is defined as a roadway that is completely closed by a county or state official preventing access to the primary residence.
**For date of loss effective January 1, 2023, the addition of the loss of required utilities (gas, electricity, or water) for at least 5 days must be substantiated.

CTA Disaster Relief Fund Grant application can be found at CTAMemberBenefits.org/drf. If you have any questions, contact CTA Member Benefits Department at (650) 552-5200.

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. Disaster Relief Fund payments are intended for expenses not compensated for by insurance or otherwise.