California State Relief Administration

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California State Relief Administration (SRA)
Agency overview
Formed 1935
Preceding Agency State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA)
Close-up of relief queue on S.R.A. pay day, Arvin, CA, 1940

The California State Relief Administration (SRA), created in 1935, was the successor to the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA), created in 1933. The agencies were responsible for distributing state and federal funds to improve conditions in California during the Great Depression, and administered unemployment relief.[1]

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