If you are a currently-enrolled San Diego Workforce Partnership program participant, you may be eligible for additional supportive services. Reach out to your career navigator to learn more.  

SDWP Emergency Relief

Support for Flood-Impacted Job Seekers

Are you a job seeker who was impacted by the floods?

You may be eligible to receive emergency relief funds and access to job opportunities to help you return to work.

Assistance for flood-impacted job seekers includes:

  • Emergency Funds for
    • Housing allowance
    • Utility bills
    • Transportation allowance
    • Childcare allowance
    • Legal aid
  • Employment Assistance
    • Temporary work
    • On-the-job training
    • Upskilling

To qualify, individuals must live in San Diego County, have been affected by the recent flooding and meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are unable to earn income as a result of the floods
  • You are currently receiving unemployment insurance or have received unemployment benefits within the last year
  • You have received notice of termination or layoff

Call (619) 319-WORK (9675) or email hello@workforce.org to learn more. Multi-language support is available for non-English speakers. Scroll down this page to see other resources for flood-impacted San Diegans.

Support for Businesses

Has your business been impacted by the recent storms or want to help flood-impacted workers get back to work?

The San Diego Workforce Partnership has funding that can support you with access to new hires or upskilling your current staff.

Assistance for businesses includes:

  • On-the-job training
  • Temporary work
  • Employer-led new hire training
  • Upskilling your staff
  • Layoff prevention

To qualify, your business must be in San Diego County and be able to hire someone who is unemployed and has been impacted by the floods. An eligible worker is anyone who is unable to earn income as a result of the floods, currently receiving unemployment insurance or has received unemployment benefits within the last year, or has received notice of termination or layoff.

Call (619) 404-HIRE (4473) or email business@workforce.org to learn more.

If your business was impacted by the floods and you’re ready to get help with training and/or upskilling support, let us know by submitting this form.

Other Resources for Individuals 

City of San Diego Storm Response and Recovery 

  • Storm Preparedness  
  • Road Closures  
  • Sandbag locations   

Red Cross San Diego Storm Response Updates 

  • Shelter locations   

The San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk (ARCC) 

Property tax relief is available through the ARCC for property owner whose home was damaged or destroyed by the recent rainstorms and flooding (amounts must be greater than $10,000).  

Other Resources for Businesses 

SBA Business Flood Support Relief 

  • Request assistance from the San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network  

County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce  

  • Grants to District 4 Businesses  
  • Grant Form for funding ranging from $500 to $5,000  

Emergency Grants
In response to the recent severe weather conditions, the City of San Diego is offering Emergency Grant funds for storm-impacted small businesses and nonprofits. Grants of up to $5,000 will be provided to help neighborhood businesses get back on their feet. More information about eligibility and the application process can be found here.  

Other Resources for Nonprofits  

San Diego Flood Response Fund
The San Diego Foundation (SDF) has launched the San Diego Flood Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources into the community. Donations to this fund will be matched up to $100,000 by SDF and 100% of contributions go towards nonprofits helping those impacted by the flood. Learn more and donate here.   

Philanthropy California Resources
The Philanthropy California team will continue monitoring, vetting and posting funds to our 2024 California Disaster Response resources page to elevate funds supporting non-profits active in place-based relief and recovery efforts with a special focus on supporting communities facing structural inequities.  Access the dedicated resources for San Diego and Imperial Counties here.    

Other Reporting  

San Diego County Damage Assessment Survey 

(Note: This survey is an information-gathering document only, and will be used to determine if the county should request state and federal assistance)