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CALFRESH - NCDSS

NEVADA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES #4662012


location_on A
  • 950 Maidu Avenue
    Nevada City, Nevada
local_phone
  • Social Services - Truckee
    530-582-7803

CalFresh
CalFresh (also known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP) is a federally mandated program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing nutritious food. Visit the California Department of Social Services CalFresh Site for more information on the CalFresh program.

CalFresh Benefits
The amount of CalFresh benefits depends on family size, income, and monthly expenses such as housing, utilities, and child care. The benefits will be loaded onto an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT card) that looks like a regular credit card and can be used at most markets and grocery stores. Learn more about how to get and use your EBT card. In general, these benefits are for any food or ingredient intended for human consumption. Benefits may also be used to buy seeds to grow your own food. Benefits may not be used for items such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, or paper products. CalFresh benefits may be able to be used at some resta…

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CALFRESH REPLACEMENT BENEFITS - COUNTY OF NEVADA

NEVADA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES #88597391


location_on A
  • 950 Maidu Avenue
    Nevada City, Nevada
local_phone
  • Social Services - Truckee
    530-582-7803

Replace lost or damaged food

People can request replacement benefits for food that they bought using CalFresh and that they lost or had damaged in an emergency such as fire, natural disaster, power outages, etc. A form must be submitted within 10 days of the end of an event, such as a power outage. Sometimes counties extend the deadline beyond 10 days.

To Apply for Replacement Benefits
Complete and submit Replacement or Disaster Supplement Affidavit (CF 303) to apply for CalFresh replacement benefits after disaster.

  • In person - Nevada County Department of Social Services suggests that people come in person to a DSS office for most efficient service.
  • Online - at BenefitsCal.com
  • Fax completed form to 530-265-9860

Forms

Locations
GRASS VALLEY - Brighton Greens
988 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
530-265-1340

NEVADA CITY - Eric Rood Administrative Center
950 Maidu Ave, Suite 120, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-1340

TRUCKEE - Nevada County Joseph Center
10075 L…

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EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM - NCDSS

NEVADA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES #4662033


The Emergency Relief Program exists to help non-residents stranded in Nevada County get back home. It can provide, as a loan, motel vouchers, food vouchers, gas money, and bus fare.

Program info
  • Must be non-residents passing through the area
  • One time use only
  • Must sign up with name and a copy of a photo ID is taken
  • Records are kept on this program and the person that is using the program is supposed to reimburse the program when able
People must apply in person at one of the three Nevada County Department of Social Services locations (call to confirm hours):
  • Brighton Greens, 988 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949, 530-265-1340 (same phone as for Rood Center)
  • Eric Rood Government Center, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959, 530-265-1340 (same phone as for Brighton Greens)
  • Nevada County Joseph Center, 10075 Levon Ave, Truckee, CA 96161, 530-582-7803
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - NCCDA

NEVADA COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY #47945568


location_on A
  • 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
    Nevada City, Nevada

The Environmental Health Department of the Nevada County Community Development Agency is responsible for programs focused on environmental protection and some aspects of public health in Nevada County. These programs regulate food preparation in restaurants, installation of wells and septic systems, handling hazardous materials and other topics related to consumer protection.

For food poisoning complaints please be prepared to provide a three day food history if possible.

Mosquito fish for CLOSED-SYSTEM ponds
From time to time there are giveaways of mosquito fish. Mosquito fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standing bodies of water. By reducing the mosquito population, you can reduce your risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases including the West Nile Virus. These fish are not native, they are invasive species. These fish are only meant for closed/stagnant ponds. They should not be placed into ponds that can drain in… [read more]
MARKET MONEY - NCDSS

NEVADA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES #37208491


location_on B
  • 950 Maidu Ave
    Nevada City, Nevada

2024 Market Money dates and locations will be added when confirmed.
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2023 CalFresh Market Money (also known as Market Match) runs June 3 - Nov 18, 2023

Spend CalFresh dollars at Western Nevada County Farmers Markets and receive up to a $15 match per market every week. Come to the Farmers Market booth, show EBT card and photo ID (must be a Nevada County resident), then Market Match tokens will be given to match EBT purchases (up to $15). Tokens can be used to buy food at participating farm stands. Market Match will be available at the TUESDAY and SATURDAY and markets. See times and locations below. Details different for Truckee market - see below.

Market Money can be used June 3 - Nov 18, 2023. Dates below are for the entire farmers market summer and fall season.

2023 Farmers Markets offering this program:

TUESDAY MARKET
Grass Valley – Pine Creek Shopping Center, near Jamba Juice, 650 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95949
May 2 – September 12, 9am-1pm

SATURDAY MARKET
Gras…

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FRAUD REPORTING-SOCIAL SERVICES - NCDSS

NEVADA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES #74253792


location_on C
  • 950 Maidu Avenue
    Nevada City, Nevada

If you suspect fraud with CalFresh (Food Stamps/EBT), Medi-Cal Coverage, General Assistance, CalWORKs, or any other County of Nevada Social Services program, call 530-265-1792 or email dss@nevadacountyca.gov
 
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER - SAN JUAN RIDGE - NCSOS

NEVADA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS #4661937


location_on B
  • 18847 Oak Tree Road
    Nevada City, Nevada

The San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center (FRC) provides families in the San Juan Ridge area with information and referrals to local resources, services, and facilities on a drop-in basis for visitors of all ages.

NOTE: The FRC does NOT have any housing resources and does NOT have any gift cards, gas cards, etc.


Services the FRC does offer include: computer, phone, fax, printer, children's play space, clothes closet, food pantry, diapers, lending and reference libraries, information, referrals, parenting support, weekly children's playgroup, summer camps, adult yoga, children's dance classes, and periodic events.   Call for more information.  
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This is a Ready to Grow (R2G) resource. Ready to Grow is a First 5 Nevada County program to connect children 0-5 with services and information that support their well-being. Organizations with programs that have this R2G tag may have additional programs of interest to families.
FARMERS MARKET - NC

NEVADA CITY FARMERS MARKET #47523497


location_on B
  • Union Street
    Nevada City, Nevada

The Nevada City Farmers Market offers locally grown and produced products from farmers, artisans, food vendors, and makers.

Contact: Market Manager, manager@ncfarmersmarket.org, 530-277-9960

2024 Summer Market
Every Saturday 8:30 am-1 pm
April 15-December 16
Location: Downtown Nevada City on Union Street between Broad Street and Commercial Street

2024 Winter Market
Every Saturday 9 am-1 pm
Jan 13-April 6
Location: 505 Main Street, Nevada City, SAEL School Auditorium

CalFresh Market Money (also known as Market Match) 
The dates above are for the entire farmers market season.
Spend CalFresh dollars at Western Nevada County Farmers Markets and receive up to a $15 match per market every week. Come to the Farmers Market booth, show EBT card and photo ID (must be a Nevada County resident), and then Market Match tokens will be given to match EBT purchases (up to $15). Tokens can be used to buy food at participating farm stands.

EBT customers can continue to redeem their tokens in wint… [read more]
FOOD & FARM DIRECTORY FOR NEVADA COUNTY - SIERRA HARVEST

SIERRA HARVEST #87709441


location_on B
  • 313 Railroad Avenue
    Nevada City, Nevada

The Nevada County Food & Farm Directory is a product directory for local farms and ranches, including contact information. Updated annually. Many of the listed farms and ranches participate in local Farmers Markets.

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GLEANING PROGRAM - SIERRA HARVEST

SIERRA HARVEST #87576075


location_on B
  • 313 Railroad Avenue
    Nevada City, Nevada

Sierra Harvest's Gold Country Gleaning Program organizes volunteers to harvest fresh, seasonal produce that would otherwise go to waste and donates it to local food banks. Volunteers are encouraged to take gleaned goodies home too.

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