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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the FBI is asking partners to help us share information to #EndTrafficking.    The disturbing reality is that people are being bought, sold, and exploited every …
Business Assistance Needed
If your business can provide temporary or even permanent laundromat services in Terrebonne in two – possibly three locations, please contact us at info@labeoc.org.   Please note:  Business must be registered in Louisiana …
Deadline Approaching in Louisiana for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to a Winter Storm including Ice
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Louisiana small nonfarm businesses in Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides and Vernon …
Spend FEMA Grants Only on Hurricane Recovery
This holiday season, as Louisiana homeowners and renters continue to receive disaster funds, FEMA wants to remind you that federal grant money may only be used for disaster-related expenses. Receiving Grant Money Once …
Deadline to Apply for FEMA Assistance Today, But FEMA Remains in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. – While the Nov. 29 deadline to submit an application for Hurricane Ida assistance is today, FEMA will remain in Louisiana to assist survivors. If you applied for the assistance …
FEMA Helpline Will be Closed on Thanksgiving
BATON ROUGE, La. – The FEMA Helpline for disaster survivors will be unavailable Thursday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Helpline will resume normal operating hours on Friday, Nov 26., from 6 …
Kick off the Holiday shopping season and #ShopSmall on November 27th! Small businesses in Louisiana are vital to communities so it is important to #SupportSmallBiz all year. Learn more: sba.gov/saturday         …
FEMA Teams up with SBA at Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the New Orleans Public Library Main Branch
FEMA Teams up with SBA at Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the New Orleans Public Library Main Branch
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to Close for Thanksgiving Weekend
BATON ROUGE, La. – All FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Louisiana will close for the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28. All centers will reopen at their regular hours …
Disaster Recovery Centers to be Closed on Sundays
BATON ROUGE, La. – Beginning Nov. 21, all FEMA disaster recovery centers in Louisiana will be closed Sundays. At disaster recovery centers, residents affected by Hurricane Ida can get help with FEMA applications, …
What’s Holding up Your Disaster Assistance? Call the FEMA Helpline and Find Out
BATON ROUGE, La. – If you applied with FEMA and have questions about your recovery process, immediate help is available. Simply call FEMA’s Disaster Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) to find out the …
When your Local Building Department Says You Need to Rebuild to Higher Standards, FEMA Flood Insurance May Help
If Hurricane Ida hit your home hard, the damage may have been so great that you will not be allowed to simply repair the structure. When you make your claim, your flood insurance …
Two Weeks Remain to Apply for Hurricane Ida Assistance
BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors of Hurricane Ida still have two weeks left to apply for individual assistance from FEMA. The final deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 29. FEMA assistance for individuals …
Advisory: FEMA Updates Community Resilience Exercise Guide
FEMA Updates Community Resilience Exercise Guide

Special Programs Administered by FEMA

Multi-Family Lease and Repair – FEMA is seeking owners of rental properties (apartment complexes primarily) that could be potentially repaired to local, state, and federal codes/standards and offered as temporary housing for FEMA applicants in a timely manner for up to 18-months from the date of declaration, unless extended.
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Direct Lease – FEMA is principally seeking potential management companies who do the predominance of their business in the parishes listed below, within reasonable commuting distance to the parishes in the State of Louisiana, but all interested property owners are encouraged to participate. Under Direct Lease, FEMA is seeking property portfolios with properties readily available to lease to FEMA.

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