FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. Individuals who live in qualifying counties have until May 20, 2021 to submit damages and make claims to FEMA.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lavaca, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McLennan, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rockwall, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Scurry, Shelby, Smith, Stephens, Tarrant, Travis, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton, Wichita, Williamson, Wilson and Wise counties.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal funding is also available to state, eligible local, tribal and territorial governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, statewide. Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Internet Access to Apply for FEMA Benefits
Who: Harris County Precinct One
What: Internet access to apply for FEMA benefits for those without a home internet connection
How: Call to schedule an appointment; Tom Bass Community Center: 713-733-3717; Finnigan Community Center: 713-678-7385; Lincoln Community Center: 281-445-1617; Cavalcade Community Center: 713-675-0004