The official website of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Other Assistance Available

Individuals and businesses can apply for a number of federal disaster assistance programs, such as nutrition programs, business disaster loans, temporary assistance for needy families and unemployment insurance. Federal nutrition assistance programs are available to help to mitigate the food insecurity likely to be faced by families affected by the Gulf oil spillage. In addition, you can find resources on health and safety matters that address everything from seafood safety and drinking water to issues related to coping with traumatic events, stress and mental health.