The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides DisasterAssistance.gov, an easy-to-use web site that consolidates information about disaster assistance in one place.
“DisasterAssistance.gov provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.
If the President of the United States makes help available to individuals in your community after a disaster, you can visit this site to apply online.
This site helps you:
- Learn what help you might be able to apply for from 17 government agencies in Spanish and English
- Reduce the number of forms you have to fill out
- Shorten the time it takes to apply for aid
- Check the progress of your applications online
- Continue to receive benefits from government programs even if you have to leave your home
- Apply for help from FEMA online
- Learn about Small Business Administration loans using an online application
- Have your Social Security benefits sent to a new address
- Find federal disaster recovery centers near your current address
- Search a list of housing available for rent
- Get information about your federal student loan
- Get help from the Department of State if you are affected by a disaster while living or traveling outside the U.S.
- DisasterAssistance.gov also provides information to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. You can:
- Get the latest news on declared disasters
Find information about:
- Finding shelter
- Getting food and water
- Getting medical services
- Locating loved ones
- Recovering and rebuilding the areas of your life that were affected by the disaster
- Locate resources in your community that can help you move forward.”
For more information, please visit: www.DisasterAssistance.gov