JEDCO continues to monitor and assess the impact of Hurricane Ida on our business community. We have developed a list of resources to help business owners navigate recovery efforts. JEDCO is here for you.
Contact us at 504-875-3908.
Fill out the Hurricane Ida Business Assessment Form to help the JEDCO team understand the immediate needs of your business as we recover from the impacts of Hurricane Ida.
Business Recovery Resources Webinar with Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, SBA Public Information Officer Susheel Kumar, and LSBDC Consultant Dianne Sclafani
Business Continuity Webinar with LA Dept. of Insurance Commissioner & Adams and Reese
Jefferson Parish Hurricane Season Dashboard
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Community Resources, including details about Points of Distribution, cell phone charging stations, transitional shelter and more can be found here.
There are three ways to apply for assistance:
Learn more about the three ways to apply for assistance on YouTube.
When Applying for Disaster Assistance Provide Your Insurance Documentation
Parishes eligible for assistance:
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FEMA Disaster Assistance application information:
Previous Fact Sheets and News Releases
November 29: Last day for Hurricane Ida survivors to apply for FEMA assistance. Details Here.
Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Ida
SBA Disaster Loan Fact Sheet (Spanish)
SBA Disaster Loan Fact Sheet (Vietnamese)
Three Steps to SBA Disaster Assistance Loans
Louisiana Small Business Development Center
Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Watch the webinar on Disaster Assistance from GNO, Inc. & SBA and find presentation slides here.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon directed insurers Tuesday to pay policyholders’ expenses for evacuating from Hurricane Ida as damaged infrastructure and dangerous living conditions in Southeast Louisiana continue to keep people from returning home. Read more here.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin Operation Blue Roof for homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. To sign up or get more information, visit blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258.
Licensed Louisiana Contractors List
At this time, the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement will not charge any permit or trades filing fees related to Hurricane Ida until December 31, 2021. Jefferson Parish residents are reminded to obtain the proper permit before repairing, rebuilding or demolishing a structure. Read more here.
Tomorrow, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is hosting a Disaster Assistance Webinar with FEMA and the SBA, presented entirely in Spanish. Registration Link Here.
Business Continuity and Interruption Insurance Webinar. Watch here.
GNO, Inc. compiled a list of regional disaster relief webinars on their website. View here.
Energy Smart Launches Hurricane Ida Recovery Fund for Business Customers – Eligible customers may use the fund to cover up to 100% of the cost for new energy efficiency projects. Customers must require financial assistance, outside of assistance already requested or received, to complete an energy-saving project needed because Hurricane Ida’s impact. Projects can include, but are not limited to, equipment upgrades or replacements, renovations, rebuilds and/or upgrades that lead to greater energy efficiency for a customer’s building. Deadline to apply is October 4, 2021. Details here.
GNO PowerMatch is an initiative to connect power generators with companies and organizations who need them. Below are listings of providers who have generators available.
Download the free GasBuddy app to see availability across the region. Users are also encouraged to update the app, so other residents may receive accurate and timely information as to which stations have gas.
Jefferson Parish Schools announced a tiered reopening plan to ensure schools are ready to safely welcome students back. Learn more here.
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For updates on K-12 schools in other communities and higher ed institutions, visit GNO, Inc.’s Storm Resources Page here.
For more details about road closures and updates, visit 511la.org.
Louisiana Economic Development
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce
NOLA.com List of Open Businesses
Open Businesses in Jefferson Parish – Jefferson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Use #OpenNOLA & #NolaOpen to let people know your business is open!
Jefferson Parish is accepting donations to distribute to community partners for those most in need. If you have water, ice, food, tarps, bulk fuel, cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothing and baby supplies to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saints and Pelicans Gulf Coast Renewal Fund
Cox Charities Community Investment Grant – non-profits are encouraged to apply for grants up to $5,000 through this program. Deadline is September 20, 2021