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About provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.

If the President of the United States makes help available to individuals in your community after a disaster, you can visit this site to apply online.

This site helps you:

Learn what help you might be able to apply for from 17 government agencies in Spanish and English
Reduce the number of forms you have to fill out
Shorten the time it takes to apply for aid
Check the progress of your applications online
Continue to receive benefits from government programs even if you have to leave your home
Apply for help from FEMA online
Learn about Small Business Administration loans using an online application
Have your Social Security benefits sent to a new address
Find federal disaster recovery centers near your current address
Search a list of housing available for rent
Get information about your federal student loan
Get help from the Department of State if you are affected by a disaster while living or traveling outside the U.S. also provides information to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. You can:

Get the latest news on declared disasters
Find information about:
  • Evacuating
  • Finding shelter
  • Getting food and water
  • Getting medical services
  • Locating loved ones
  • Recovering and rebuilding the areas of your life that were affected by the disaster
Locate resources in your community that can help you move forward.