Please share this information with anyone you believe has been affected by hurricane Ian, and may need assistance.


For damages to real estate or personal property damage from disasters, apply here:

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) just announced that work search reporting, waiting week, and Employ Florida registration requirements for Reemployment Assistance claims have been temporarily waived for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian in FEMA disaster-declared counties. By waiving these requirements, eligible Floridians will be able to quickly apply and receive reemployment assistance and disaster unemployment assistance benefits.

To file a claim, go to and select “File a Claim”, visit a local CareerSource Career Center, or call 1-800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to assist claimants. For DUA claims information, call 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759) to speak with a representative.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Low-interest disaster loans are available for both property loss and for mitigation. EIDLs are available for business owners who were impacted by Hurricane Ian. Separate loans are available for property damages for businesses and property damages for homeowners. Apply here:

Opportunities to help out your community:

Donate to Florida Disaster Fund

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Visit to learn more.

Volunteer and Help Recruit Volunteers

Volunteer Florida is the official place to learn about Florida’s volunteer opportunities and has a variety of opportunities via its Volunteer Connect platform. If you are interested in learning more, visit Volunteer Florida.