How do I request assistance?
Governor Greg Abbott requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for areas of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The President granted the governor's request.
Register and apply for assistance by calling FEMA at
1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (hearing impaired)
or visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.
Call center hours: are 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST
When you call or register online, FEMA will require the following items:
Find a Disaster Recovery Center near you with the DRC locator. Survivors can go into any Disaster Recovery Center for assistance.
Two types of assistance are available, individual and public.
Individual Assistance Is Available For 41 Counties
Individual Assistance (IA) provides affected residents and businesses with access to disaster housing, disaster grants, low-interest disaster loans, and other disaster aid programs including crisis counseling, disaster-related unemployment assistance, supplemental nutrition, legal aid and assistance with income tax, Social Security and Veteran's benefits.
Public Assistance Is Available For 53 Counties
Public Assistance (PA) is aid to state or local governments to pay part of the costs of rebuilding a community's damaged infrastructure, which may include debris removal, emergency protective measures and public services, repair of damaged public property, loans needed by communities for essential government functions and grants for public schools. For the specific PA categories each county is eligible for, please visit the FEMA designated areas website.
*UPDATE* on Public Assistance
FEMA Expands Public Assistance Eligibility to Include Houses of Worship
As it relates to Hurricane Harvey, for Houses of Worship, FEMA is allowing a 30-day application period beginning January 5, 2018 with applications accepted until February 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. Houses of Worship that would like to apply for Public Assistance must first submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) form. If you have any questions, please contact your regional TDEM PA Contact.
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*Counties eligible for Public Assistance Category B only
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There are several fact sheets to further outline FEMA available grant programs and provide information on where to start in the disaster grant assistance process.
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