The Arizona Department of Economic- Security is a division of the Arizona Department of Finance and Administration. The money is allocated through a federal program called the ARCS Block Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will aid local agencies that may have been impacted by severe storms that occurred between September 2023 and July 2017. FAST FACTS For individuals and households that may qualify for benefits, the Arizona Disaster Financial Assistance Program (LDAP), is available at a discount on a sliding scale based on income. Households that have income under 150% of the median income are eligible for the full amount of the hardship waiver. The total amount distributed for the 2023 fiscal year is 3 million to local agencies that may have been impacted by the severe storms. Each agency to be funded will receive 500,000 in 2017, 1 million in 2023 and 400,000 more in 2019. The State of Arizona Disaster Financial Assistance Act, and provides financial assistance in cases of natural disaster, or other economic crisis. Individuals and households may receive up to 100,000 in assistance for household members to purchase housing and personal property. A number of organizations are accepting donations or waiving fees in order to take advantage of a one-time waiver of filing a tax return for those receiving assistance: Catholic Charities Community Services, Community Action Agency of Southern Arizona, Catholic Charities, Community Action Agency of Southern Arizona, Eastern AZ Neighborhood Housing Authority, Foster Care Network of Southwest Arizona, Inc. and Social Security Administration. Disaster Relief Fund for Arizona If the following is true, this is a disaster, please file your federal income taxes today using Schedule 7: What is the Arizona Disaster Financial Assistance Program A partnership between federal and state agencies and private sponsors, the Arizona Disaster Financial Assistance Act (LDAP) provides financial assistance as a result of natural disasters, military actions or other economic hardships for eligible individuals, families and/or businesses. The Arizona Department of Economic Security, or AGES, administers the law. How much money can the recipient get Disaster relief funds are available from the state of Arizona and are awarded up to a set amount per disaster.