- On September 2, FEMA released a resource sheet to assist those impacted by Hurricane Ida.
- FEMA updated its “Disaster Assistance” webpage.
- FEMA announced grants for NYC homeowners.
- FEMA made changes to Individual Assistance Policies to advance equity for disaster survivors.
- FEMA also recently announced that since the storm caused many people to purchase supplies like chainsaws and generators, they may reimburse applicants up to $800 for generators and $250 for chainsaws.
- FEMA disaster assistance and local resources
- Another form of assistance is Critical Needs Assistance, which can provide a one-time award of up to $500 to eligible survivors. Housing assistance is also available to eligible survivors. According to the FEMA website, to be eligible, survivors need to be residents of a parish that was included in the federal disaster declaration, and need to first apply for assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA app, or by calling (800) 621-3362.
The Red Cross published this preparation page ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas
IF YOU WANT TO TO HELP:
The AFL-CIO has partnered with the Louisiana State Federation to help get the message out to affected union members and their families that we stand in solidarity with them, and we are ready to help in the short and long term as they work to rebuild.
Checks can be made to:
Louisiana AFL-CIO Disaster Relief Fund
429 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802