Nueces County Disaster Recovery Center to Resume Full Service Friday

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For Texas Hurricane Harvey Survivors, Public Assistance Grants Available

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, the Public Assistance Program is giving eligible applicants access to a $XXX million grant to restore damages caused by the disaster. The deadline to apply has been set for Oct.31 and no extensions will be granted.Eligible applicant include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.Survivors should consider applying to the SBA even if they think they aren’t interested in a...

Fact Sheet: Elevating Your Flood Damaged Home to Avoid Future Damage

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Fact Sheet: Register with FEMA Even if You Have Insurance

People who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods and who live in the disaster-designated Texas counties should register for FEMA assistance even if they are covered by insurance or have registered with other agencies.Under federal law, FEMA cannot duplicate insurance settlements or other benefits, but there are cases where insured survivors might still be eligible for FEMA help.For example:Your settlement was delayed longer than 30 days after you filed a claim.The settlement does not fully cover all your losses and needs.You exhausted the additional living expenses provided in...

Fact Sheet: Why Should I Return the SBA Loan Application?

After you apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you may be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you are asked to submit an application for a low-interest SBA disaster loan, don’t hesitate.If SBA determines you are eligible for a loan, you don’t have to accept it. If you don’t qualify for a loan, SBA will refer you back to FEMA and you could be considered for other FEMA grants for Other Needs Assistance, which covers items like disaster-related car repairs, clothing, household items...

Fact Sheet: Texas Renters May Be Eligible for Federal Help

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Fact Sheet: Helping Survivors with Disabilities in the Disaster Assistance Process

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Fact Sheet: Donate and Volunteer Wisely

The overwhelming generosity of the public in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is helping affected communities to start healing from the consequences of this disaster.However, the amount of donated items now exceeds the needs of the impacted communities, and supporting agencies are having to redirect manpower away from providing direct services needed by survivors to managing donated goods that may not meet survivors’ needs.Therefore, the State of Texas is asking that you please DO NOT donate unsolicited goods at this time. This will support improved coordination with experienced disaster relief organizations...

Deadline for Governmental Jurisdictions and Private Nonprofits to Request Reimbursement for Public Infrastructure Repair Is Oct. 31

AUSTIN, Texas – Local, state and nonprofit agencies and organizations in Texas seeking reimbursement for Hurricane Harvey expenses have until 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2017 to submit their requests to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).Eligible applicants are reimbursed for disaster-related costs for emergency response, debris removal and permanent work such as repairs or replacement of schools, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The federal cost-share for all categories of Public Assistance is 90 percent.To download the RPA form, go online to https://grants.dps.texas.gov/site/PA.cfm and click on Forms, or contact the...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Jefferson County, in the city of China.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new center...