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Disaster Aid: About the Project

Federal Disaster Aid

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About the Project

Following a natural disaster, the federal government provides disaster aid through programs the Stafford Act (FEMA) or fishery disaster protections of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. However, these programs can be difficult to navigate. The factsheets and videos on this page are here to help residents and communities know what aid might be available and how to access it following a disaster.

This project is made possible with funding from the Coastal Response Research Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center. 

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Find your disaster declaration at FEMA’s disaster declaration website:

Find Louisiana’s disaster response information at
The State of Louisiana’s Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: