As Nashville transitions to the long-term recovery stage, this blog will be less frequently updated. Please note that some links to other websites may have changed over the course of time. The email box will continue to be monitored.

Latest Update: 03/21/11 New Post on tax information and updated Tax Refunds and Credits Page.

Federal Disaster Areas / FEMA

Information on the state's one-time cash payouts to flood victims is available here

Read below for more information about FEMA relief.  The deadline for filing for FEMA relief has been extended to August 5, 2010.

 In order to apply for individual help from FEMA, you must live in a county that is a Presidentially Declared Federal Disaster Area and approved for individual assistance.  Some counties have been declared disaster areas but are not eligible for individual assistance.  Instead, the government and other organizations have been granted funds to help clean up and repair.  Additionally, governments and non-profits in every county in the state are eligible to apply for certain types of assistance so federal help in all counties may be available soon through local governments and agencies.

General information on disaster grants - money that does not have to be repaid.

General information on loans to recover and rebuild.  Available for individuals and businesses.
Click here to read FEMA's  Help after a Disaster Guide.

FEMA Housing Portal--Help finding a place to stay.

Apply online for FEMA assistance or call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).  Phones open from 7am to 10pm.

Representative Jim Cooper's office has staffers available to assist with FEMA applications.  Learn more here.