U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Hurricane Response and Relief

We at the U.S. Department of Education are committed to helping the students, teachers, and families affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. We are in close contact with educational leaders in Texas and Louisiana to determine the needs of students and schools, and we stand ready to support them throughout the recovery process. We will update this site as more information becomes available.

For information on help that is already available to students attending colleges and universities in the affected areas, as well as their families, and other members of the higher education community, please visit www.ifap.ed.gov.

An overview of federal assistance for people in hurricane-affected areas, can be found at: www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/hurricane.

Practical information for parents, students, teachers, and others who are coping with the aftermath of a hurricane or other natural disaster can be found in Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events. (September 2005)

The Education for Homeless Children and Youths program provides state funding to support education for children and youths who are homeless.

DisasterAssistance.gov consolidates information about federally funded government assistance to disaster victims. Currently, you can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance online through the site; more forms of assistance will added in the coming months.

Last Modified: 12/31/2008