Post-Ian Recovery Support

(last update: 10-21-22)

We’re trying to keep a list of helpful resources that are available to Islanders impacted by Hurricane Ian as we work to recover from this devastating storm. If you or a local organization are providing support, please email us the information about what services you are providing and how residents may access help at and place “Helping Pine Island” in the subject line and we will add your information to this list.


  • Disaster unemployment assistance is available to Florida businesses and residents. It’s for weeks of unemployment from Sept. 25 to April 1. For assistance call 1-800-385-3920, go to a local CareerSource Career Center or online to
  • Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate through FEMA or other agencies. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans help small endeavors and most private nonprofit organizations meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Go to
  • The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program provides short-term, zero-interest working capital loans to “bridge the gap” between the time a disaster impacts a business and when it can secure longer-term recovery funding, such as federally or commercially available loans. On Google, search “rebuild Florida business loan fund.”
  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey. Businesses affected by Ian can complete a damage assessment survey by visiting and selecting “Hurricane Ian.”


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