Critical Needs Assistance

Release Date:
October 8, 2022

Immediate or critical needs are lifesaving and life-sustaining items, including water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items and fuel for transportation.

Critical Needs Assistance is a one-time $700 payment per household.

Applicants may be eligible for Critical Needs Assistance if they:

  • Complete a FEMA application.
  • Provide identity verification.
  • Note in their application they have critical needs and request financial assistance.
  • Have a pre-disaster primary residence located in an area designated for Critical Needs Assistance. In Florida, that includes residents of Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Osceola, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia counties.
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