• FEMA Assistance Resources are now available on this Hurricane Ida page, https://www.sjbparish.gov/Announcements/Hurricane-Ida.
    FEMA, 1-800-621-3362, Disasterassistance.gov
    Disaster Unemployment Assistance
    Businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane #Ida can apply at laworks.net.
    Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
    Contact the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at 1-888-524-3578.
  • SBA Stands Ready to Assist Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida
    Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Louisiana businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced.
    The declaration covers Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes as a result of Hurricane Ida that began on Aug. 26, 2021.
    Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
    Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time FOCWAssistance@sba.gov
    (800) 659-2955
    Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
    Interest rates can be as low as 2.855 percent for businesses, 2 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.563 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
    To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.disasterassistance.gov. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov.
    Local Builders Warn Residents About Scam Contractors
    ´╗┐As Greater New Orleans begins the recovery after the devastating effects of the Hurricane Ida, local home builders are warning residents to be aware of scammers that may pose as legitimate contractors.
  • It's OK to Not be OK: Office of Behavioral Health Provides Crisis Resources
    Louisiana is experiencing multiple crises that may be leaving residents with feelings of grief, fear, anxiety, depression or anger. From the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Laura, to COVID-19, to Hurricane Ida, emotions are strong and it may be helpful to talk to someone.
    The Office of Behavioral Health is providing this list of resources for anyone experiencing a crisis. Trained and compassionate individuals are available to support Louisianans with a listening ear, provide information and connect to confidential mental health and substance abuse services.
  • Operation Blue Roof
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin Operation Blue Roof for homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane #Ida to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. To sign up or get more information, visit blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258.
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