Hurricane Impact Resources
The FDA Foundation and the WCDDA Fund have financial resources available for those impacted by a hurricane.
Apply for the FDA Grant
Apply for the WCDDA Grant
In addition to the Emergency Disaster Assistance Grants provided by the WCDDA FUND and FDA Foundation, here are additional resources that you may find helpful.
FDA Services has developed a readiness guide, Storm Proof: Plan for Every Possible Path, which is updated for 2022 and full of preparation and post-storm tips, lists and valuable information.
If you need to change your address on file with the Florida Board of Dentistry due to the storm. Simply complete this form and the FDA will ensure the address associated with your dental license is updated.
The American Dental Association has recovery materials that include methods for managing pay and leave issues following a hurricane, tips for accessing patient information during an emergency and links to guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Dentists may also want to consult other helpful websites, such as Henry Schein’s Disaster Recovery Guide or the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s “After A Disaster.”
Please be aware that the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has issued an emergency order that extends grace periods, limitations on cancellations and nonrenewals, and other consumer protections to ensure the public health, safety and welfare of Florida policyholders.
Easily access your claims phone numbers online if you have questions about your coverage or need to file a claim.
The American Dental Association (ADA) has compiled assets for members affected by hurricanes and tropical storms that include emergency planning and disaster recovery.
Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) resources and information is available at fema.gov.
When activated, the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program can provide short-term, interest-free loans up to $50,000 to small business owners located in designated disaster areas that experienced physical and/or economic damage because of a natural disaster. Please visit floridadisasterloan.org for more information on eligibility requirements and application instructions.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides disaster loans and business counseling for people and business affected by a natural disaster. Learn more about what you can use an SBA disaster loan, which Florida counties are eligible and how to apply at sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.
File for D-SNAP (Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to receive short-term food assistance benefits from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. ANYONE in the affected areas is eligible, and you can use the money you save on food to replace clothes and other necessities. Visit disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/forms-of-assistance/5769 or call 866.762.2237 for more information.
Helpful tip: Call your bill collectors and notify them that you are in the affected disaster area. Most will delay your bill due dates for a month or two. This includes your personal and business creditors (mortgage company, cable, electricity, water, phone, credit card companies, etc.).