If you have been affected by Hurricane Ida below is a list of resources to assist you through recovery. East Baton Rouge Parish has been declared for the following Federal Assistance Programs: Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Expedited Rental Assistance, Critical Needs Assistance, and Transitional Sheltering 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. Renters in East Baton Rouge Parish who had damage, losses or are unable to live in their homes after Hurricane Ida, may be eligible for help from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Hurricane Ida Survivors May be Eligible for Generator and Chainsaw Reimbursement
1. FEMA has now waived the following requirements for survivors: The generator must’ve been purchased or rented to power a medically required piece of equipment, including medically required refrigerators.
2. The applicant must submit a statement from a medical services provider, indicating the equipment is medically necessary.
3. The generator must have been purchased by September 25, 2021 which is 30 days after the August 26, 2021 incident period start date. FEMA has also increased the award amount for generators to $800.
Chainsaw Reimbursement: FEMA has now increased the award amount for chainsaws to $250 based on the average cost to purchase a medium to large gas-powered chainsaw with a minimum of a 16-inch bar to clear disaster debris such as fallen trees.