Recovery Assistance -- Important Information!

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Recovery Assistance -- Important Information!


UPDATED: 9/15/2017 - Our offices will be fully operational on Monday.



Recovery Assistance:

For Individuals/Families (For Small Businesses See Below)


FEMA Individual Assistance Information/Homeowner Assistance

Broward residents that have experienced damage from Hurricane Irma, can apply for assistance from FEMA. Apply online at


No Internet Service? Visit One of the Broward County Libraries.

Residents are urged to go to their nearest Broward County Library that is open. For a list of open libraries, visit Internet service will be available at each Library’s Computer Center. Someone will be there to assist you in getting online. 


Senior Care / Veteran Services

For anyone who is 60 years of age or older and needs assistance, they can call the following agencies:

• Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County’s Elderly Helpline: 954-745-9779
• Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services: 954-357-6622



2-1-1 Broward: A 24/7 comprehensive agency in Broward County that provides individuals and families with all of the critical connections to health and human service agencies and programs they need in just one call.

3-1-1, Broward County Call Center: Provides a single point of contact for the services and programs offered by more than 60 agencies of Broward County government.



United States Department of Labor

United States Department of Labor - Hurricane Recovery Assistance

On this page: Public Service Announcements and other resources:

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)


Florida Division of Emergency Management

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Recovery Programs:

Individual Assistance

Public Assistance Program

Debris & Special Considerations Program

Fire Management Assistance Grant Program

Apply for Federal Assistance


Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster and who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits.

Visit the Disaster Unemployment Assistance website. 


Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365–day–a–year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human–caused disaster. Phone: 1–800–985–5990


Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including disasters such as Hurricane Irma.

Visit the USCIS field offices site for closing schedules and updates.  





Disaster Recovery Assistance for Florida Businesses


Additional Resources




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