Disaster Assistance Resources

This page will assist in any disaster relief applications or programs to help get our community back on its feet the best we can. Below are several links with descriptions to help guide you in the direction you need assistance. If you need any help please visit us at the library, located at 80 12th st. Apalachicola, Fl, we will be more than happy to assist you.

ATTENTION: FEMA is centralizing services and relocating to the Franklin County Tourist Development Center, 731 Hwy 98, East Point, FL.  Available hours are Monday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone that needs assistance from Small Business Administration in terms of a low interest loan: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/

Local disaster recovery centers: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/hurricane-michael

Florida is NOT operating D-SNAP at the moment, but anyone who needs regular SNAP assistance:http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/


Anyone who needs assistance with utility bills, phone bills, medical bills, welfare, and medicine: https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills#item-35107

Unemployment Compensation is now Reemployment  Assistance, here is the link to apply for those benefits if needed: http://www.floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services/reemployment-assistance/claimants/apply-for-benefits

IRS Disaster and Emergency Assistance; this applies to individuals and businesses: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/disaster-assistance-and-emergency-relief-for-individuals-and-businesses

DUA is available to Florida residents and businesses in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties. DUA is available for unemployment beginning October 14, 2018 until April 13, 2019, as long as the individual’s unemployment continues to be a result of the disaster.

Find more information about application criteria at www.floridajobs.org.