Quick Introduction to VOAD
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Disaster Cost Reimbursement
Your organization may be able to receive reimbursement from the state for extra-ordinary expenses incurred while helping the community respond to or recover from a state-declared disaster. Advance planning is important! To learn what you need to do before, during, and after a disaster in order to qualify, click here.
We promote communication and collaboration among organizations throughout Santa Barbara County in planning for and responding to disasters in order to:
- Improve disaster preparedness throughout the County.
- Increase the effectiveness of our collective response.
- Minimize the duplication of resources.
- Provide more efficient services to those affected by disasters.