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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

2013

Severe Storms and Flooding
Declared February 22, 2013
This assistance to State and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities in all jurisdictions in Louisiana that are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

2011

Tropical Storm Lee
Declared October 28, 2011
This assistance is for East Feliciana Parish, Jefferson Parish, Lafourche Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Saint Bernard Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and West Feliciana Parish.

Flooding
Declared August 18, 2011
This assistance is for Assumption Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Concordia Parish, East Carroll Parish, Lafourche Parish, Madison Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint Landry Parish, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Tensas Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and West Feliciana Parish.

Flooding
Declared May 6, 2011
This assistance is for Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Catahoula Parish, Concordia Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Carroll Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, La Salle Parish, Madison Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Saint Landry Parish, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Tensas Parish, Terrebonne Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, and West Feliciana Parish.

2008

Hurricane Ike
Declared September 13, 2008
This assistance is for Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Beauregard Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Cameron Parish, Iberia Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Jefferson Parish, Lafourche Parish, Livingston Parish, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Sabine Parish, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Vermilion Parish, and Vernon Parish.

Hurricane Ike
Declared September 11, 2008
This assistance is for Calcasieu Parish, Cameron Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, and Vermilion Parish.

Hurricane Gustav
Declared September 2, 2008
This assistance is for Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Beauregard Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Cameron Parish, Catahoula Parish, Concordia Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Carroll Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Franklin Parish, Grant Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Jefferson Parish, La Salle Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Livingston Parish, Madison Parish, Morehouse Parish, Orleans Parish, Ouachita Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Rapides Parish, Richland Parish, Sabine Parish, Saint Bernard Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Saint Helena Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Saint Landry Parish, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Tensas Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Union Parish, Vermilion Parish, Vernon Parish, Washington Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Carroll Parish, West Feliciana Parish, and Winn Parish.

Hurricane Ike
Declared September 11, 2008
This assistance is for Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Beauregard Parish, Bienville Parish, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Caldwell Parish, Cameron Parish, Catahoula Parish, Claiborne Parish, Concordia Parish, De Soto Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Carroll Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Franklin Parish, Grant Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jackson Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Jefferson Parish, La Salle Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Lincoln Parish, Livingston Parish, Madison Parish, Morehouse Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Orleans Parish, Ouachita Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Rapides Parish, Red River Parish, Richland Parish, Sabine Parish, Saint Bernard Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Saint Helena Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Saint Landry Parish, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Tensas Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Union Parish, Vermilion Parish, Vernon Parish, Washington Parish, Webster Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Carroll Parish, West Feliciana Parish, and Winn Parish.

2005

Hurricane Rita
Declared September 24, 2005
This assistance is for Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Beauregard Parish, Bienville Parish, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Caldwell Parish, Cameron Parish, Catahoula Parish, Claiborne Parish, Concordia Parish, De Soto Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Carroll Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Franklin Parish, Grant Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jackson Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Jefferson Parish, La Salle Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Lincoln Parish, Livingston Parish, Madison Parish, Morehouse Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Orleans Parish, Ouachita Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Rapides Parish, Red River Parish, Richland Parish, Sabine Parish, Saint Bernard Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Saint Helena Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Saint Landry Parish, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Tensas Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Union Parish, Vermilion Parish, Vernon Parish, Washington Parish, Webster Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Carroll Parish, West Feliciana Parish, and Winn Parish.

Hurricane Katrina

Declared August 29, 2005
This assistance is Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Beauregard Parish, Bienville Parish, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Caldwell Parish, Cameron Parish, Catahoula Parish, Claiborne Parish, Concordia Parish, De Soto Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Carroll Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Franklin Parish, Grant Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jackson Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Jefferson Parish, La Salle Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Lincoln Parish, Livingston Parish, Madison Parish, Morehouse Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Orleans Parish, Ouachita Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Rapides Parish, Red River Parish, Richland Parish, Sabine Parish, Saint Bernard Parish, Saint Charles Parish, Saint Helena Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Saint Landry Parish, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Tensas Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Union Parish, Vermilion Parish, Vernon Parish, Washington Parish, Webster Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Carroll Parish, West Feliciana Parish, and Winn Parish.

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Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance
Find out how to apply for unemployment benefits in Louisiana. 1-800-957-1605

Disaster Unemployment Assistance
If you are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance, you may qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance
If you are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance, you may qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

Employment

Find a local American Job Center Get frequent updates on American Job Center closings;
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Community Resources

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Education

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Resources for People with Disabilities 

Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)
Louisiana participates in DEI aimed to improving education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits.

Disability Determination Offices

Louisiana Department of Rehabilitation Services

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