NOTE: The application period for DSNAP benefits in the following parishes has ended and residents are no longer eligible to apply - Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. Mary, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington and West Feliciana.
President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Louisiana Hurricane Isaac on August 29, 2012 can be viewed on FEMA's website at: http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4080
The presidential disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac now makes available federal assistance to eligible survivors in the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington and West Feliciana.
Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include:
Federal disaster assistance includes grants for eligible applicants to help pay for temporary rentals, emergency home repairs, uninsured personal property losses and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster.
Registration is quick and simple. Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
The Small Business Association (SBA) offers low-interest loans to residents and businesses. After registering with FEMA, visit any recovery center where SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process and help each resident or business owner apply to SBA. For SBA information or to apply online, visit www.sba.gov or call 1-800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 1-800-877-8339.
Disaster Recovery Centers Open:
The updated list of Disaster Recovery Centers is available online at: http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4080