Disaster Assistance

The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) provides disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners. Learn more about assistance after a disaster

Disaster Assistance Programs

Individuals Assistance (IA) Grant Program provides assistance to individuals and families for necessary expenses and serious needs in cases where those expenses/needs cannot be satisfied through other means. Read FEMA's Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide.

Hazard Mitigation (HM) Grant Program provides funding to public entities and certain Private Non-Profits that maintain an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan for activities that reduce or eliminate the risk of damage in future disasters. Learn more about Public Assistance Hazard Mitigation.

Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program provides funding to public entities and certain Private Non-Profit entities to assist in response and recovery efforts. Read FEMA's Public Assistance Program & Policy Guide

Crisis Counseling

Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Capital Area Human Services: Call 225-925-1906 or visit www.cahsd.org / for help after 4:30 PM call via the Baton Rouge Crisis Line at 1-844-452-2133 

Capital Area United Way: Crisis Teen Text at 504-777-EASE

National Suicide Prevention Line: Call 1-800-273-8255

Financial Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers affordable financial help to businesses and private non-profit organizations in declared disaster areas. SBA's disaster loans are the main federal assistance offered to repair and rebuild non-farm, private-sector disaster losses. These loans can help cover disaster-caused damage or items to help prevent future damage. Apply for a SBA Loan

Housing Assistance

FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.