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POSTED 11/1/2017 11:00AM
Harvey Survivors Get More Time to Apply for Disaster Assistance
AUSTIN, Texas – Texans in 41 designated counties who suffered damage and losses from
Hurricane Harvey now have until Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, to register for disaster assistance.
Registration is open to survivors in Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun,
Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes,
Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty,
Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San
Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties.
Survivors may register for assistance the following ways:
FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
This extension also gives survivors more time to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S.
Small Business Administration (SBA).
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.
These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.
Applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
In addition, applicants can get more information on SBA disaster assistance by calling SBA’s
Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, by visiting www.sba.gov/disaster, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6, or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged privateproperty. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or
organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing email@example.com, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.
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Update: Deadline for Governmental Jurisdictions and Private Nonprofits to Request Reimbursement for Public Infrastructure Repair
Because of the scope of damage from Hurricane Harvey and the extended emergency response, several Texas counties were added to the federal disaster declaration over a period of six weeks. Most recently, 10 counties were added Oct. 11.
The State of Texas is encouraging local and state jurisdictions and private nonprofit organizations seeking reimbursement for Hurricane Harvey expenses to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) by 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2017, so recovery projects can begin as soon as possible.
Federal law requires that applicants submit RPAs within 30 days of their county being designated for FEMA Public Assistance. At the request of the State of Texas, FEMA extended the deadlines for some counties to ensure that local jurisdictions have enough time to prepare their requests for assistance.
While the federal deadlines are regulatory, the State of Texas and FEMA encourage applicants to submit requests even sooner to speed recovery efforts.
Here are the extended federal deadlines for the following counties:
Nov. 22 2017:
Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Dallas, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tarrant, Travis, Victoria, Waller and Wharton.
Dec. 14, 2017:
Austin, Bastrop, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Polk, Tyler and Walker.
Dec. 17, 2017:
Burleson, Caldwell, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Jim Wells, Madison, Milam, San Augustine and Washington.
Submission of the RPA is an important first step to notify the State of Texas and FEMA that the applicant has sustained damage caused by the hurricane and its aftermath. The RPA also allows the applicant to provide the State and FEMA their contact information.
To download the RPA form, go online to https://grants.dps.texas.gov/site/PA.cfm and click on Forms, or contact your TDEM district coordinator. All information on the form must be completed. Return the form to TDEMrecovery.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, call TDEM at 512-424-2208 or the FEMA Public Assistance Hotline at 855- 336-2003. FEMA representatives are available from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. CDT Mondays through Fridays. Before 7 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m. weekdays or on weekends, please leave a voice-mail message and your phone call will be returned the next business day.
Under FEMA’s Public Assistance program, eligible applicants are reimbursed for disaster-related costs for emergency response, debris removal and permanent work such as repairs or replacement of disaster-damaged schools, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The federal cost share for all categories of Hurricane Harvey Public Assistance is 90 percent, except for assistance previously approved at 100 percent.
For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page, the @FEMARegion6 Twitter account and the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.