Flood Recovery Assistance

Resources for Impacted Businesses 

Register With FEMA

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance (individual and business), victims must first call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or access online at disasterassistance.gov. Businesses that sustained losses in the designated parishes can begin applying for assistance today. 

To learn what to expect after you apply for FEMA Aid, click here. 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. You can apply for loan assistance at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

Please note the following information is required when applying for a SBA Disaster Loan:

  • Contact information for all applicants
  • Social security numbers for all applicants
  • FEMA registration number
  • Deed or lease information
  • Insurance information
  • Financial information (e.g. income, account balances and monthly expenses)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) for business applicants

Additional information is available by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.

Debris Removal 

FEMA will authorize collection of business flood debris, as well as household flood debris, under specific conditions. For proper removal of flood debris, see DEQ instructions here

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Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:15 a.m.