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.