Flood Assistance Info


Long-term flood assistance

Louisiana received a Presidential declaration opening the door for Federal assistance for FEMA Public Assistance (PA), FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) and Direct Federal Assistance (DFA) for other Federal support. If you live in the designated parishes listed below, you may be eligible for assistance.

Individual Assistance (IA) Program

The IA program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and provides financial or direct assistance to individuals or families for temporary housing, the repair or replacement of their home, and the repair or replacement of certain personal property items not covered by insurance. The maximum grant value per household for the IA program is currently $33,000.

Designated Parishes: Acadia Parish, Ascension Parish, Avoyelles Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. James Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Vermilion Parish, Washington Parish, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parish.


Apply for assistance:

  1. Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  2. Call 800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service). If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585.
  3. Visit a Disaster Recovery Center.



Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA may provide low interest loans to businesses and individuals to repair or replace property that has been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster. Renters and Homeowners may borrow up to $40,000 for clothing and other personal property. Homeowners may apply for up to $200,000 to repair or replace their primary residence to its pre-disaster condition.  A number of other resources are described at the following link:  http://www.sba.gov/content/disaster-assistance.

You can view the current Presidential-level and SBA agency-level disaster declarations for Louisiana at the following link: http://www.sba.gov/content/current-disaster-declarations.

Source: Governor’s Office of Homeland Security