We share a lot, (really a LOT) of information about Disaster Preparedness and Recovery - but did you know about this great resource?
Disaster Assistance.gov is the online portal of The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP).
The site allows you to:
- Find disaster assistance that meets your personal needs.
- Learn about more than 70 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies.
- Apply for disaster assistance and reduce the number of forms you have to fill out.
- Check the status of your application.
- Find a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) near you.
- Find a hotel or a new place to live.
- Find programs to help with food and nutrition needs.
- Change the address for your Social Security, VA, or other federal benefits.
- Learn about Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for homeowners, renters, and businesses.
The site can also help you learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. You can learn to deal with immediate needs, like how to:
- Evacuate or shelter in place.
- Find emergency shelter.
- Get food and water.
- Handle emergency medical situations until help arrives.
- Find family, friends, and even lost pets.
The DAIP mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.
The following partners have helped make DisasterAssistance.gov possible: