Critical needs are life-saving and life-sustaining items including, but not limited to: water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items and fuel for transportation.
To be eligible for CNA you must:
- Complete a registration with FEMA
- Verify your identity
- Assert at the time of registration that you have critical needs and request financial assistance for those needs and expenses
- Have a pre-disaster primary residence located in a county designated for CNA -and-
- Be displaced from your pre-disaster primary residence as a result of the disaster
Funds are delivered via direct deposit or paper check payable to the eligible applicant. Critical needs funding may take longer than usual due to the magnitude of this disaster so please be patient. Once made, an eligibility determination is final.