General Assistance

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General Assistance (GA) provides temporary relief for Yolo County residents who have exhausted all other means of support. GA recipients may be required to participate in substance abuse treatment and/or the GA Work Program to assist them in their readiness for work. Employable recipients who are ready to work are limited to three (3) months of GA (in any county) in a twelve (12) month period. Benefits are issued in a combination of cash, EBT and vendor payments. 

Effective September 1st, 2019
You may be eligible to GA benefits if:

  • Your countable income is less than $328 for 1 person or $556 for 2 people and
  • Your countable property is less than $1000 and
  • You own one car that is valued at $4650 or less

Distribution of benefits (maximum you can receive):


Item of need

1-person household

2-person household


$200 (Two-Party Check)

$300 (Two-Party Check)


$28 (Two-Party Check)

$56 (Two-Party Check)

Basic Needs Allowance

$100 (EBT)

$200 (EBT)


To Apply: 
Visit one of the following Health and Human Services Agency locations:  Applications are accepted between 8:00am-12 noon Monday-Friday

  Contact Us 


25 N. Cottonwood Street

Woodland, CA 95695



500-A Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100

West Sacramento, CA 95605



111 East Grant Avenue

Winters, CA, 95694





600 A Street

Davis, CA 95616



 Days and Hours of Operation: 
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Public Transportation: YoloBus stops within 2 blocks.

Access: Ramp, special parking, wheelchair accessible restroom.

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