FEMA & SBA assistance deadlines extended to November 29
Published 8:16 am Thursday, October 28, 2021
LAPLACE — FEMA and SBA’s deadlines have been extended to Monday, Nov. 29, allowing additional time for residents to apply for assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
U.S. Small Business Administration public information officer Yolanda O. Stokes reported that, as of October 27, SBA has approved 887 disaster loans for a total of $66 million for individuals and businesses in St. John the Baptist Parish.
A total of 2,195 home loan applications, 308 business loan applications and 31 EIDL applications have been received to date in St. John Parish.
Throughout the entire State of Louisiana, SBA has approved 15,945 disaster loans for a total of $797,968,500.
“We look forward to helping more residents and business owners with their recovery,” Stokes said.
FEMA assistance can be used to cover rental assistance, temporary housing, home repairs, personal property losses and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
The fastest way to apply for FEMA assistance is online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Individuals can also visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply and meet with FEMA specialists in person. St. John Parish has two Disaster Recovery Centers operating from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. These are located at the Frazee-Harris Memorial Library parking lot (111 Historic Front Street, Garyville) and at the Roland Borne, Sr. Memorial Library parking lot (2979 LA-18, Edgard).