After Storm Assistance

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open at Barnett Park. 

  • Location: Barnett Park
  • Address: 4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL, 32808
  • Operating Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM, daily (gates opening at 7 AM)

Along with volunteer groups, representatives from state and federal agencies will be available to provide a one-stop shop for in-person individual and business assistance, including but not limited to:

  • FEMA Individual Assistance, FEMA Mitigation
  • Small Business Administration
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Florida Dept. of Children and Families
  • Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities

It is not necessary to visit a center to apply. 

Residents can visit, dial 800-621-3362 or download the FEMA mobile app.

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian and who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Individuals in Orange County can complete pre-registration beginning on Monday, October 17, 2022 through Sunday, October 30, 2022.

More information on the program, eligibility requirements and important dates can be found by visiting the Florida Department of Children and Families website

Orange County Government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Note: this is separate from FEMA Assistance)

The County will continue to provide rental assistance to tenants and landlords with the opening of phase two which started on Saturday October 8, 2022.  The income-based program is designed to assist Orange County residents by providing assistance to households who are experiencing financial hardship during or due to COVID-19. The program will distribute more than $13 million in federal funds to assist eligible Orange County residents. The key differences in phase two include:  

  • Residents are eligible for up to 18 months assistance inclusive of 15 months allowed in phase one of all federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance Programs
  • ERA2 gives priority to households with minor children, first time applicants or applicants who have received less than 10 months on rental assistance, in addition to priorities from ERA1
  • Residents experiencing a financial hardship during COVID are eligible even if it is not due to COVID which was an ERA1 requirement

For more information on eligibility, required documents or to apply for the program, visit Orange County Government Florida's Emergency Rental Assistance Program page.