Hurricane Idalia Recovery Resources

USDA Resources

For Hurricane Idalia assistance, call their Producer Hotline: (877) 508-8364, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., or send an email to the FSA disaster group inbox at: [email protected]. Please indicate the county of loss in the subject line.

Be sure to document damage and/or loss by taking photos before beginning the clean-up process.

Farm Service Agency

Please contact your local FSA service center for information about allowable activities within programs before doing anything!
Service center locator   
USDA Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool

Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)
The Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) helps the owners of non-industrial private forests restore forest health damaged by natural disasters. The EFRP does this by authorizing payments to owners of private forests to restore disaster damaged forests. Learn more here.


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Application Sign-up Deadline: November 17, 2023

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) can help agricultural landowners and producers address disaster related resource concerns on their land.

Identified EQIP Emergency Assistance counties:  Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Madison, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, and Wakulla Counties.

Addressing Natural Disasters through NRCS Financial Assistance Programs (EQIP and EWP) Hurricane Idalia Emergency Assistance (informational booklet)

Submit this application form to show interest in participating in NRCS programs before Friday, November 17, 2023.

US Forest Service Resources

Timber Casualty Loss Information 

Florida Forest Service Resources

Florida Forest Service Hurricane Recovery Resources 

Contact information for Florida Forest Service (FFS) County Foresters

Application of BMPs: Emergency Operations

Find your county forester.

UF/IFAS Resources

Assessment and Management of Hurricane Damaged Timberland

How to Hire a Tree Service for home owners

University of Florida researchers are studying the agricultural losses and damages resulting from Hurricane Idalia. Use the following link to share information about impacts experienced at your farm, ranch or aquaculture operation: 2023 Agricultural Disaster Impact Assessment — Hurricane Idalia


Other Resources:

Information on FDOT Truck Weight Limit Waivers

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program provides short-term, zero-interest working capital loans that are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a disaster impacts a business and when a business has secured longer term recovery funding such as federally or commercially available loans, insurance claims or other resources.

Loans are available up to $50,000 per eligible applicant.

  • $100,000 higher limit for agricultural small businesses; and
  • $5 million set aside for agricultural small businesses.

Loans made under this program are short-term, personal loans using State of Florida funds – they are not grants and must be repaid.

Farm Loan Discovery Tool

Price Gouging Information  (Office of the Attorney General)
Hotline 1-866-966-7226

List of Disaster Recovery Centers and Other Emergency Information (Division of Emergency Management)

Florida Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Learn more about D-SNAP here.

Contact information for Master Loggers and Member Consulting Foresters and Timber Dealers by County



We will keep you posted as more resources become available.