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Program Objective

The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance program assists Louisiana and Texas firms affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in regaining profitable growth. GOSDAA helps its clients document their technical needs, then plan, implement, and pay for the highest quality technical assistance available.

Services

Consulting services can be provided by a professional consultant approved by the company and GOSDAA personnel in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, employee training, information management, new product development, and other areas.

Benefits

The program provides a means for a firm to implement immediately specific improvement projects which have been deferred due to financial or workforce constraints. Consulting services are secured for the company on a cost-sharing basis with GOSDAA assuming from 50 to 75 percent of the cost of qualified projects up to $60,000.

Eligibility

GOSDAA staff will assist firms in showing that the impact of the oil spill on their business operations has contributed significantly to a decline in sales or production and a decline or impending decline in employment levels.

Confidentiality

All business information, including trade secrets and financial information, is treated with strict confidentiality.

Organization

The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance program is staffed by fulltime professionals with hands-on manufacturing and business experience who are employees of The University of Texas at San Antonio through a cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

To apply

Call, email, fax, or write the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance office for a free initial consultation.
Phone: 985-851-2900.
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Sales and employment information may be faxed to (985) 851-4472 or mailed to GOSDAA, P.O. Box 1870, Gray, LA 70359.
A firm must be certified as eligible by GOSDAA under the terms of the agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration in order to receive assistance. GOSDAA will, at no cost to the firm, help the firm prepare an application for assistance.

EDA

Apply for Assistance

iconApplication Worksheet - GOSDAA

Download the form and fax to 504.280.5444 when complete.

GOSDAA OFFICES:

University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
Kirschman Hall
Suites 415 and 416
New Orleans, Louisiana
FAX: 504.280-5444

CJ: 985.226.8972
Ruperto: 985.226.8971

Directions to GOSDAA

Mailing Address:

GOSDAA
2701 Airline Drive
Suite K, Box #258
Metairie, LA 70001

Partners and Alliances

The University of Texas at San Antonio Economic Development Administration U.S. Department of Commerce The University of New Orleans