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.
Two types of assistance are available, individual and public.
Individual assistance 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.
|Individual Assistance (IA) is available for the following 39 counties:|
Public Assistance 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.
|Public Assistance (PA) is available for the following 47 counties:|
*Eligible for Public Assistance Category B only
|Group||My County IS on the Presidential Declaration||My County is NOT on the Presidential Declaration|
When you call or register online, FEMA will require the following items:
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.