The 2019 Disaster Assistance Manual is in the Library

The Attorney Disaster Toolkit is in the library.

The FEMA 2020 Hurricane Pandemic Plan is in the Library.

 

Figuring Out FEMA guide is available here. Figuring Out FEMA is a pocket-sized guide that breaks down the process of enrolling in FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. It also explains how to appeal FEMA’s decision if you are denied aid or need more assistance and provides legal help resources.
Don't Miss Disaster webinar series every Thursday beginning October 1, 2020 and ending November 19, 2020.  All programs are at 12:00PM EST.

Schedule

October 1st at Noon – History of Legal Aid Response to Disaster with Leslie Powell Boudreaux, Executive Director, Legal Services of North Florida and Andrew VanSingel. ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness

October 8th at Noon – Disasters and Consumer Protection with Laura Boeckman, North Florida Bureau Chief, Consumer Protection Division, Florida Attorney General

October 15th at Noon – Representing Homeowners after a Natural Disaster with Alys Cohen, National Consumer Law Center and Lynn Drysdale, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

October 22nd at Noon – Disaster Housing Renters with Tom DiFiore, Bay Area Legal Services and Natalie Maxwell – Three Rivers Legal Services

October 29th at Noon – Disaster Public Benefits with Cindy Huddleston, Florida Policy Institute, Anne Swerlick, Florida Policy Institute, and Daniel Rowinsky, Legal Services of Greater Miami

November 5th at Noon – FEMA Appeals with Tracy Figueroa with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

November 12th at Noon – FEMA Recoupment with Laura Tuggle, Executive Director with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

November 19th at Noon – Disaster Legal Hotlines with Linda Anderson Stanley, Director, Disaster Legal Services, ABA Young Lawyers Division

Interested in learning more about disaster legal issues.  Check out these online courses. The courses are FEMA Appeals, FEMA Assistance: Sequence of Delivery, Disaster Food Assistance and FEMA Recoupment.  All have been approved for CLE credit.   After opening the link, you will be prompted to sign up for an account.  Once you sign up with an email and password, you will receive an email from LearnUpon to confirm the account and then sign in with some very basic information. You will be directed to the Dashboard, where you can click on catalog and browse the catalog for courses.  You may filter your search by choosing Disaster Relief as the category in the Filter.

 

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Pandemic EBT FAQ's can  be found here.

Governor DeSantis report from Task Force to Reopen Florida.

Executive Orders from Governor DeSantis related to COVID

COVID-19 Scams Flyer can be found here

Look for the latest Reemployment Assistance  claims data on the RA Dashboard.

 

 

 


Updated FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG)

FEMA has released their new IA guide for March 2019.  "The IAPPG consolidates information on Individual Assistance (IA) programs offered by FEMA to a state, territorial, tribal, or local government jurisdiction affected by a disaster." 

 


Helpful Websites and Hotlines

This link redirects you to a page with a list of different national and state resources such as the American Bar Association Disaster Resource and Recovery CenterFlorida Special Needs Registry, FloridaDisaster.org as well as different hotlines for receiving legal counsel or disaster relief for non emergency situations. 

Visit The Florida Bar's Hurricane Information for resources, links and information about pro bono opportunities with Florida Free Legal Answers and the Young Lawyer's Division's Disaster Relief Hotline which will be activated after the storm.  To be a volunteer, you should have a basic understanding of the common problems experienced by disaster victims.  

Visit the Florida Supreme Court for court closures and other information.

Visit LegalFuel.com for information and resources on disaster planning and business continuity.