Baton Rouge, La. — September 8, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is encouraging East Baton Rouge Parish residents to apply for disaster assistance. East Baton Rouge Parish is currently approved for Individual Assistance, Expedited Rental Assistance, Critical Needs Assistance, Transitional Sheltering Assistance, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP), and reimbursement for generators and chainsaws.
Residents should apply for disaster assistance through FEMA by visiting disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-3362; TTY: (800) 242-7585.
East Baton Rouge Parish residents can pre-register for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP); pre-registration will speed up the application process that determines final eligibility after DSNAP is authorized. DSNAP pre-registration can be completed at dcfs.la.gov/page/dsnap.
“My prayers are with our residents who were significantly impacted by Hurricane Ida. We are here to serve and assist on the path to recovery. As you recover, I encourage you to take a moment to utilize disaster recovery resources available to you,” said Mayor Broome.
East Baton Rouge Parish residents can visit brla.gov/recovery for more recovery resources.