Welcome to the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance Program

GOSDAA was established to provide assistance to small businesses located within 60 geographic miles from the coast/marshes of Louisiana and Texas that are affected by the British Petroleum 2010 oil spill. Service companies, manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers are eligible to apply.

If your company has experienced a decline in sales or a decline in employment levels due to the adverse effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you may qualify for assistance in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, employee training, information management or new product development from the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance (GOSDAA) program. This program provides management and technical assistance to U.S. Gulf Coast firms that qualify for adjustment assistance as a result of the oil spill disaster that took place in 2010.

GOSDAA could pay for consulting services in the following areas:

  • Marketing (Web Site Development, Trade Show Booth, Brochure and Catalog Designs, Strategic Plan, Industrial and Market Research)
  • Quality Systems (ISO 9000, ISO 14000, API, AES, Six Sigma)
  • Software Customization (MIS,CNC,CRM)
  • Supply Chain Solutions
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Engineering (Product, Finite Element, Analysis/Design, Research and Development)
  • Training (Safety, Sales and Communication, Software, Trade Specific, Skill Development)

The GOSDAA program is operated by the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development and is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. 

Oil spill assistance program featured in Houma, LA paper

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Reporter Cara Bayles of the Houma Courier (houmatoday.com) profiled the UTSA's Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance program in an story published Sept. 3, 2011. In the article, Director Robert Velasquez remarks, “I've seen everything from cash grants to adjusted loans, to tax credits for labor, and training programs for the workforce,” he said. “There is no other program like ours, offering this level of direct assistance, not just a loan or a grant.” Read the full article here.

Apply for Assistance

iconApplication Worksheet - GOSDAA

Download the form and fax to 504.280.5444 when complete.


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:

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