Resource Library for Individual Assistance

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Program & Policy Guide

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This resource library provides information on policies, guidance, and other materials intended to help you understand FEMA's Individual Assistance programs.

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FEMA's most-requested fact sheets about getting help after a disaster.

Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide

Since publishing the Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG) version 1.1 in May 2021, we've made several changes.

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How FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration Help Survivors Recover: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

In addition to applying for FEMA assistance, people have the option to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration during their recovery process.

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Continued Temporary Housing Assistance: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

FEMA can help eligible survivors who are still unable to live in their home and need to extend their stay in FEMA-supported temporary housing. FEMA will work closely with survivors to understand their temporary housing needs and connect them with additional resources to help them more fully recover.

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Home Repairs and Improvements for Survivors with Disabilities: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

For eligible homeowners, FEMA can help with additional repairs and improvements if you ora household member has a disability.

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Serious Needs Assistance: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

Serious Needs Assistance helps survivors pay for pay for expenses related to a disaster, such as food, water, baby formula and other emergency supplies.

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What If I Apply for FEMA Assistance Past the Deadline?: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

FEMA provides flexibility for survivors who apply to FEMA after the deadline to apply for FEMA assistance has ended.

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Help with Home Repair: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

FEMA provides help for homeowners who had damage to their homes before the disaster.

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Displacement Assistance: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

Displacement Assistance helps survivors who can’t return to their home following a disaster by giving them up-front money to help with immediate housing needs.

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How to Appeal a FEMA Decision: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

Survivors have the right to appeal any FEMA decision or award amount.

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FEMA Quick Reference Guides 2024

Comprehensive binder of all FEMA Quick Reference Guides

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Personal Property Assistance: FEMA Quick Reference Guide

FEMA can help eligible survivors repair or replace appliances, clothing, furniture, computers, essential tools, and accessibility-related items damaged by a disaster.

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