NOTICE: See Attached FEMA News Release of the extension of the APPLICATION DEADLINE to November 14, 2016


Louisiana Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended

In the tables below is Ascension Parish SBA disaster application and lending activity current to October 11, 2016 for your information. The Individual line represents homeowners and renters. The Business line includes both physical damage and EIDL (economic injury) applicants.

The Small Business Administration is a federal partner with FEMA in this disaster, and provides long term recovery resources for disaster survivors.

SBA disaster assistance is available for qualified individuals, businesses, and non-profits using low-interest, long term, direct federal loans for uncompensated losses. Insurance is not a requirement to qualify. There is no cost or obligation to apply, and participation is voluntary once eligibility is determined. Call FEMA at: 800-621-FEMA, and SBA Disaster Assistance at: 800-659-2955.


Ascension Parish
Applications Approvals $$
Individual 2,869 1,411 99,145,700
Business 203 63 5,153,200
Total 3,072 1,474 104,298,900

a/o 10-11-16


Total 22 Declared Parishes
Applications Approvals $$
Individual 28,412 11,624 835,120,600
Business 2,955 890 81,214,800
Total 31,367 12,514 916,335,400

a/o 10-11-16


SBA is the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover uninsured and uncompensated losses and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For information about SBA programs, applicants may call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339), or online at SBA’s Web site at .  Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800)-877-8339.