The following information is provided on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Assistance Improvement Program web site, DisasterAssistance.gov
"When disaster strikes, survivors need your help. Each year roughly 50 presidentially declared disasters cause injury and death, destroy homes and businesses, and disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. DisasterAssistance.gov brings together all federal agencies that offer forms of assistance to simplify the process for disaster survivors.
DisasterAssistance.gov is a user-friendly web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. Individuals in need of assistance following a presidentially declared disaster designated for individual assistance can now go to DisasterAssistance.gov to register online.
Users can apply for DHS/FEMA individual disaster assistance and Small Business Administration loans through online applications and can also receive referral information on forms of assistance that do not yet have online applications. Local resources information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available."