Public Assistance

*********************************EBT INFORMATIONAL NOTICE*********************************

August 8, 2018 - Nevada County has become aware of a statewide scam on EBT cards. Customers have reported receiving text messages and/or phone calls from the number (424) 337-3429. An automated recording asks you to provide personal information, including your EBT 16-digit card number and PIN. When the information is given, the perpetrators then create a card and withdraw funds from your account.

The text message says: Alert for EBT Cards beginning with 5077. Please call 424-337-3429

If you receive a call or text from this number, DO NOT respond or give out any personal information.

Please call your local Public Assistance Office if you are unsure a text message or phone call is related to your benefits at (530) 265-1340.



The mission for Public Assistance under the Department of Social Services (DSS) is opening doors, building community, and being of service to County citizens needing social, eligibility, or employment and training services.

Health Care

Medical Coverage

Medical Coverage is available for individuals and families through programs including Medi-Cal and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP).

Food Assistance

CalFresh (Food Stamps)

CalFresh is a federal program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

Money Icons

Cash Assistance for Families

CalWORKs is a temporary financial assistance and employment services program for low or no income families in California.

Cash Individual

Cash Assistance for Individuals

A supplemental assistance program for those persons who are ineligible for aid under any federal or state program.


Employment Services

Alliance For Workforce Development, Inc. and Career Center is the connection point for job seekers and employers.