Application Deadline for FEMA Assistance in Illinois Extended to December 22

Release Date Release Number
DR-4676-IL NR-013
Release Date:
December 6, 2022

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. – Homeowners and renters who were affected by the flooding in St. Clair County from July 25-28 now have until Thursday, December 22, to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

There are several ways you can apply for FEMA disaster assistance:

  • Apply online at
  • Download and use the FEMA mobile app to apply
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 to apply
  • If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. The Helpline is open seven days a week. Press 2 for Spanish or 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.
  • Survivors may also apply in person at two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC).

Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center 6755 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays


Caseyville Village Hall 909 South Main Street, Caseyville, Illinois 62232

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays

No appointment is necessary to visit a DRC. Walk-ins are welcome. At a DRC, you can meet one-on-one with FEMA and SBA representatives.

Have the following information when you apply or check the status of your application:

  • Phone number where you can be contacted
  • Address at the time of the flooding
  • Address where you are staying now
  • Social Security Number of one member of the household
  • Basic list of damage and losses
  • Bank information if you choose direct deposit for any FEMA money you may be awarded
  • Insurance Information if you have insurance, including the policy number

If you have homeowners or renters flood insurance, you should file an insurance claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all of your damage expenses, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 833-285-7448. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish and 3 for other languages).

For disaster updates from FEMA, follow @FEMAregion5 on Twitter, and turn on mobile notifications. Visit the disaster webpage at

For disaster updates from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), follow @ReadyIllinois on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and turn on mobile notifications. continues to be a go-to, single source to help Illinois residents easily find information and disaster-related resources.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

Last updated January 10, 2023