UPDATE:  The deadline to apply for FEMA grants and SBA loans has been extended to April 13, 2013.

The Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program has extended its checkout date  to April 14, 2013.

Click here to view the statement issued by Gov. Cuomo

Click here to view the release by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Apply for a FEMA grant by phone at (800) 621-3362 or online at www.disasterassistance.gov or click here

Apply for an SBA loan by phone at (800) 659-2955 or online: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ or click here


Only one household member has to have a qualifying immigration
status for the household to be eligible for a FEMA grant

The minor child of undocumented parents
can be the qualifying household member

-ALL U.S Citizens and Green Card Holders (aka Lawful Permanent Residents) can apply for FEMA benefits

-People with many other immigration statuses may also qualify for FEMA benefits. If any of the following applies to any member of the household, the household can apply for FEMA benefits:

  • Granted asylum or admitted as a refugee
  • Paroled into the United States for at least 1 year
  • Granted withholding of removal or deportation
  • Cuban and Haitian entrants (note: this does NOT include Haitians granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS))
  • Approved VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Self-Petition  or applicants with a pending VAWA Self-Petition who have received a letter of establishment of prima facie case
  • Granted a T Visa (based on human trafficking)

*Household members with certain other immigration statuses may also be eligible for FEMA benefits

View the PDF flyer here: FEMA/ SBA Application Deadline Flyer

View the PDF flyer here: FEMA/ SBA Application Deadline Flyer Español

For more information or assistance, contact NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit
Call 212-584-3365 or Email: [email protected]