Resources available to help those in need following Tropical Storm Elsa

We hope you and your loved ones were safe throughout Tropical Storm Elsa. If you are in need of assistance, please keep in mind the following resources available to help:

  • UF’s Aid-a-Gator program can provide limited assistance — up to $1,500 per calendar year — to faculty and staff who have experienced a temporary hardship due to a hurricane and its aftermath. Students experiencing a hardship may apply for funds through the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs.
  • The UF Employee Assistance Program offers confidential legal guidance and financial support as well as emotional support to those who may need it. To request services, please call the toll-free number, (833) 306-0103. If you have questions, please email
  • Those in the Gainesville area may also report storm-related issues via