Apply for Assistance
Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, September 2nd that FEMA has approved the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program that will provide much needed temporary housing for thousands of Louisiana residents displaced by Hurricane Ida.
Hurricane Ida Survivors may be eligible for Generator and Chainsaw Reimbursement. Learn more here.
Call 800-621-3362 or visit femaevachotels.com
On Aug. 30, President Joseph R. Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Ida beginning on Aug. 26, 2021 and continuing.
There are three ways to apply for assistance:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-200-462-7585
- Download FEMA App from the Apple or Google Play stores
Learn more about the three ways to apply for assistance on YouTube.
hurricanerecovery.la.gov is now live. Any resident of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida can now use it to find important updates, information, and links to resources. Be sure to visit.
Click here for recording of the joint Chamber Business Disaster Assistance Webinar with the SBA and FEMA will be available soon!
The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened recovery centers in the following locations to help Businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Terrebonne Parish: East Houma Public Library Meeting Room, 778 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, LA 70363. Open Thursdays 9am-5:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9am-4:30pm.
Lafourche Parish: Callais Office Supply, 14402 West Main St. Cut Off, LA 70345. Open Thursdays and Fridays 9am-4pm.
South Louisiana Economic Council Nicholls State University, 322 Audubon Ave. Thibodaux, LA 70130. Open Mondays-Wednesdays 9am-5:30pm.
Tangipahoa Parish: Southern Louisiana Business Center Small Business Development Center, 1514 Martens Dr. Hammond, LA 70401. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 9am-5:40pm.
Orleans Parish: New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce – The Beach at UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Dr. Third Floor, New Orleans, LA 70122. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Open Monday – Wednesdays, 9am-4pm.
St. John the Baptist Parish: Business Recovery Center River Region Chamber of Commerce, 390 Belle Terre Blvd. LaPlace, LA 70068. Open Mondays – Wednesdays 9am-5:30pm.
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Louisiana following President Biden’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of Hurricane Ida that began Aug. 26, 2021, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.
These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist and Terrebonne parishes.
“Private nonprofit organizations should contact State Applicant Liaison Joseph Costello of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness by calling 225-339-3724, emailing email@example.com or visiting https://louisianapa.com to obtain information about applicant briefings,”
SBA Virtual Recovery Centers to Open August 31.
Contact: Susheel Kumar, (916) 878-1495, Susheel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Comunicado de Prensa de SBA “Asistencia a Negocios y Residentes de Louisiana Afectados por Huracan Ida” “Ready to assist Louisiana Business and Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida”
- Text NOLAREADY to 77295 for Alerts or download the Smart911 app
- Visit the NOLAREADY Resource Calendar for supply distributions, meals ready to eat, and more.
- If you have special needs, make sure you are signed up for the NOLA Health Department special needs registry. Call 3-1-1 to sign up.
- Wireless carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon have focused on restoring their wireless communications networks for residents, businesses and first responders.
- City of NOLA Facebook
- NOLA Ready Facebook
- City of Nola Instagram
New Orleans Procurement
Please be advised that the City of New Orleans released RFP No. 1505 to solicit proposals from professional engineering or construction firms to provide emergency repair assessments of City owned facilities with storm-related damage from Hurricane Ida.
Please be advised that the City of New Orleans released Addendum No. 1 to the solicitation for Emergency Stabilization of Municipal and Traffic Court Building. The addendum is posted on the City’s Supplier Portal under Event No. 1513.
Please be advised that the City of New Orleans released Addendum No. 2 to the solicitation for Emergency Stabilization of Municipal and Traffic Court Building. The addendum is posted on the City’s Supplier Portal under Event No. 1513.
You can find the portal via the website of the Bureau of Purchasing at https://www.nola.gov/purchasing/brass/ . Select “Visit the Supplier Portal” and then go to “Browse Open Events”
State of Louisiana Procurement
Louisiana State Government Procurement Information
All vendors wishing to do business with the State of Louisiana must register online. Please use the following link to register as a vendor:
During the registration process, they will be able to select all of the commodities that their company is able to provide. They will then receive an email notification each time a bid is posted in one of the commodities for which they registered.
This link is to the vendor resources page on the Office of State Procurement’s website:
This link is to a webinar from last October: https://youtu.be/k1lmJCixJao. It includes some discussion of emergency procurement and how to register.
This link https://gohsep.la.gov/emergency/ will bring you to the web page for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (sample image below). Once there, click on More Information to learn how to do business with FEMA and the State of Louisiana.
- Hospitality Hub is a coordinated effort between Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Travel, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana and Downtown Lafayette to provide resources for those affected by disasters needing to navigate Lafayette and the surrounding areas.
- Visit www.lafayettetravel.com/hospitality-hub/. for hotel availability, health and relief resources for those sheltering, as well as places to eat and things to do.
- Visit brla.gov/list.aspx to join the NotifyME system and stay up-to-date with important City-Parish notifications
- Sign up to receive Red Stick Ready text alerts by texting REDSTICKREADY to 225-243-9991
- 1% of residents in East Baton Rouge Parish are out of power.
- Crews will begin collecting storm debris generated by Hurricane Ida Tuesday, September 7th. Please begin moving your storm debris to the curb and organize it into piles based of off this diagram.
- Visit the City of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish emergency information site for various resources relating to the Baton Rouge area.
- Hurricane Season Dashboard
- Text JPALERT to 888777 to sign up for the Jefferson Parish alert notification system. Spanish-speaking residents can text JPNOTICIAS to 888777.
- Visit the Community Resources page for information about shelter, food, water, oxygen tank refills, dialysis, pharmacies and more.
- If you are in immediate need of shelter, water or food, call the Emergency Operations Center at 504-349-5360.
- Boil water advisory lifted for east bank of Jefferson Parish; safe to drink water after Ida. Customers on the East Bank AND West Bank (except Lafitte) may now use water without boiling or disinfecting.
- Residents are advised to NOT attempt to enter Grand Isle (by boat or land) until further notice).
- Roadways remain hazardous in areas of the state impacted by Ida. If you must get on the roads, check 511la.org for road conditions.
- Sjbparish.gov, Government Access Channel (15/99), Facebook & Instagram.
- Distribution sites will be open from 8am-5pm daily. Ice, waters, and meals ready to eat will be distributed via drive-thru at Wallace Fire Station 5733 Hwy 18, Vacherie, REGALA Gym 200 Regala Park Rd. Reserve, and Garyville/Mt.Airy Magnet School 240 LA-54 in Garyville.
- Tide Loads of Hope will wash your clothes for free from 9am to 5pm at Walmart Supercenter in LaPlace, LA located at 1616 W Airline Hwy
- Crews are actively working to repair utilities, although there is no estimated time of restoration.
- Sign up for emergency weather alerts by texting SJPWEATHER to 888-777.
- Parish President Hotard has activated debris removal services post Hurricane Ida. Visit sjpparish.gov to learn more about the specific guidelines about how to separate debris.
- Stay connected via sbjparish.gov, Government Access Channel (15/99), Facebook & Instagram.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance is now available for Lafourche Parish residents. Businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost as a direct result of Hurricane Ida can apply here.
- Vision Communications has set up community WiFi available to the public. Stop by their parking lot at 115 West 10th Blvd, Larose, LA 70373 and connect to “Vision Community Wifi”. There’s no password. This is open 24/7
- Click here to view a list of Businesses open in Lafourche Parish as of September 7 2021.
- Click here to learn more details about garbage and trash services/storm debris cleanup and removal
- All of Lafourche except inside the Thibodaux city limits will be under a water boil advisory, effective immediately.
- Point of Distribution sites are now open from 8am-6pm and will supply various supplies such as water, meals ready to eat, and tarps. Click here for a list of locations.
- President Archie Chaisson has declared a parish wide burn ban effective immediately.
- Lafourche Parish asks all residents to remove all debris they have cleaned up out of ditches and catch basis if you have placed it there to avoid causing additional problems during debris clean-up.
- The Postal Service announced that most mail delivery and retail options in the 700, 701, 703, and704 3-Digit ZIP Code areas resumed Tuesday, September 7 where it is safe to do so, with the exception of a few Post Offices.
- IV Waste LLC is currently picking up cans only on September 8 due to the heavy volume and will pick up bags and cans on their second pass of the week which starts tomorrow in the Arabi area.
- FEMA Mobile Registration Center is now open at Val Reiss Multipurpose Facility and can assist with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs. Val Reiss 1101 Magistrate St. Chalmette
- Cooling/Electrically Dependent Medical Center is open through Friday from 11am to 7:30pm at Val Reiss. Cool off and charge your phone, tablets, and/or electric medical devices.
- Residents are encouraged to complete the Hurricane Ida Neighborhood Assessment form.
- Read the latest message from Entergy
- Read the latest message from Cox
- Read the latest message AT&T
- Read the latest message from Verizon
Estimations from Entergy regarding restoration of power: