May 01, 2013

Federal Programs for Fire and Post-Fire Family & Business Assistance

 

Federal Fire Assistance Guide

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Emergency Preparation
Emergency Preparedness Tips:
FEMA outlines the steps families can take to be informed and prepared for natural disasters.
http://www.ready.gov/

Outdoor Safety Tips:
The Forest Service provides tips for campfire safety, debris control, and outdoor equipment safety.
http://www.smokeybear.com/be-smart-outdoors.asp

Home Safety Tips:
The Forest Service provides tips for keeping homes in the wildland-urban interface safe from wildfires.
http://www.smokeybear.com/house-safety.asp

Firewise:
A multi-agency program that helps homeowners and community leaders prevent wildland fire.
http://www.firewise.org/

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):
Federally backed flood insurance is available through NFIP to homeowners, renters, and businesses.
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/
(888) 379-9531 or 1-800-427-2419

Additional FEMA Assistance:
Funding for disaster-related temporary housing, home repair, medical costs, and household item replacement. FEMA also provides crisis counseling, unemployment assistance, legal and tax assistance.
http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm
1-800-621-3362

Small Business Administration (SBA)
1-800-659-2955

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs):
Free one-on-one advice on business-related issues, including disaster recovery and preparedness.
http://www.nmsbdc.org
(505) 428-1362; 1-800-281-7232

Home Disaster Loans:
Low-interest loans for homeowners to repair/ replace primary residences and belongings (clothes, vehicles).
http://www.sba.gov/content/home-and-personal-property-loans

Business Physical Disaster Loans:
Low-interest loans for businesses or non-profit organizations to repair or replace damaged assets.
http://www.sba.gov/content/business-physical-disaster-loans

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):
Loans for small businesses, non-profits, and small agricultural cooperatives that suffer disaster losses.
http://www.sba.gov/content/economic-injury-disaster-loans

USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
In NM: (505)761-4950

Single Family Home Ownership Direct Repair Loans and Grants:
Funding for low-income homeowners to repair/improve their homes to remove health/safety hazards.
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HSF_SFH.html

Farm Service Agency (FSA)
FSA State Office at 1-800-410-2067

Emergency Loan Program (ELP):
Loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to natural disasters.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=efl

Disaster Debt Set-Aside Program:
Creates payment flexibility for producers who have existing direct loans with FSA.
http://go.usa.gov/bZGm

The Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance Program (LFP):
Cash payments to producers who suffered grazing losses because of drought and fire.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=lfp

The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm- Raised Fish Program (ELAP):
Assistance for grazing losses due to blizzards and wildfires, including assistance for feed loss.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=elap

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP):
Emergency funding and assistance for producers to rehabilitate land damaged by natural disasters.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=copr&topic=ecp

The Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP):
Assistance for crop losses where federal crop insurance is not available. Enrollment required.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=nap

The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE):
Assistance to producers with crop losses in counties declared a disaster by the Secretary of Agriculture.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=sure

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
In NM: (505) 761-4400 or toll free: 1-800-410-2067

Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program:
Technical assistance for debris removal and erosion control on land impacted by natural disaster.
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb1045263.pdf