Disaster Assistance Deadlines


This information is intended to give those working through a disaster a sense of the major agencies and deadlines they’ll need to know. Please note that the USDA and FEMA do change deadlines at times. If you’re currently dealing with a disaster and need assistance for recovery, please check with your local agencies and offices for the latest information.

Please also see the resources listed here on our Disaster Recovery Resources page.

List of Abbreviations: 
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
FSA – Farm Service Agency
SBA – Small Business Administration 
USDA – U.S. Department of Agriculture


Day(s) EventProgram AgencyType of AssistanceType of DamageLinks to Information
1

Disaster Declaration

NA

USDA, FEMA

NANAhttp://bit.ly/FSADisasterDesignationInfo
http://bit.ly/FSAFactsheet   
30Deadline to file notification of livestock loss (30 days after livestock death is first apparent)Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)USDA, FSAPaymentLivestock mortalityhttp://bit.ly/FSALivestock
30Deadline to file notification of loss (30 days after loss becomes apparent.)Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish ProgramUSDA, FSAPaymentLosses of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish not covered by other programshttp://bit.ly/EmergencyAssistanceELAP
60Deadline to apply for assistanceFEMAFEMA Grantwww.fema.gov
60Deadline to apply for low interest loan to repair damaged home or repair or replace household contentsDisaster LoansSBALoanhttp://bit.ly/SBADisasterLoans
240 (8 mo.)Deadline to apply for an Emergency LoanEmergency LoansUSDA, FSALoanLoan can be up to the value of farm losses, up to $20,000 for damaged home and household goods.http://bit.ly/EFarmLoans
240 (8 mo.)Deadline to apply for Disaster Set-Aside ProgramDisaster Set-Aside for USDA Direct LoansUSDA, FSADelay of Loan PaymentShifts FSA direct loan payment to the end of the loan term, does not extend term. Principle accrues interest.http://bit.ly/DisasterSetAside
90Deadline to apply for benefits under the Tree Assistance Program (Later of 90 calendar days from disaster event, or when loss is apparent.)Tree Assistance ProgramUSDA, FSAFinancial AssistanceCosts to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines from which an annual crop is producedhttp://bit.ly/TAPprogram
 30**Deadline is 30 days after the end of the calendar year in which losses occurred; deadline to file application and supporting documentation for programLivestock Forage ProgramUSDA, FSAGrantGrazing losseshttp://bit.ly/LFPprogram
60**60 days from last day of existing coverage for crop year of covered crop; deadline for submitting a complete “Notice of Loss and Application for Payment”Non-insured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)USDA, FSAInsurance paymentPayment for production losses based on pre-season applicationshttp://bit.ly/FSA-NAP
90**90 days after the end of the calendar year in which loss took place; deadline to submit and application for Payment under LIPLivestock Indemnity Program (LIP)USDA, FSAPaymentPaymenthttp://bit.ly/FSA-LIP
Nov. 1st**Nov. 1st of year following program year in which loss occurred; deadline to submit application for ELAPEmergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish ProgramUSDA, FSAPaymentLosses of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish not covered by other programs.http://bit.ly/FSA-ECP
Nov. 1st**Set by County Committee, based on available funds; deadline for application for assistance from the Emergency Conservation Program  Emergency Conservation ProgramUSDA, FSACost-share paymentPayment to rehabilitate farmland damaged by disasters and implement emergency water conservation measures in severe droughthttp://bit.ly/FSAFactsheetECP
Nov. 1st**Set by County Committee, based on available funds; deadline for application for assistance from the Emergency Forest Rehabilitation ProgramEmergency Forest Rehabilitation ProgramUSDA, FSACost-share paymentPayments to restore nonindustrial private forest land damaged by a natural disasterhttp://bit.ly/FSA-EFRP