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What is Disaster Assistance?

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This page contains information about the types of available disaster assistance. These include financial assistance, direct assistance, and disaster loans.

Disaster assistance may be provided as financial or direct assistance to individuals and families whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally-declared disaster, and whose losses are not covered by insurance. It is meant to help you with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways. This assistance is not intended to restore your damaged property to its condition before the disaster.

While some housing assistance funds are available through our Individuals and Households Program, most disaster assistance from the Federal government is provided in the form of loans administered by the Small Business Administration.  Businesses that apply to FEMA are immediately referred to the Small Business Administration for disaster assistance.  Additional forms of assistance offered by the Federal government can be found on


Available Disaster Assistance

Last Updated: 
09/09/2015 - 13:44