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Texas Extreme Wildfire Threat (DR-1624)

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Incident period: November 27, 2005 to May 14, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 11, 2006


November 29, 2006 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance has been made available to reimburse the State of Texas for disaster relief. The State of Texas administers FEMA’s Public Assistance program under which eligible and documented disaster-related costs are reimbursed to state and local government units. FEMA has obligated funds for the following project:

June 9, 2006 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from Texas Wildfires have been approved to receive more than $5.5 million in disaster assistance, including grants from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

June 7, 2006 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas -- Individuals who worked in Johnson County and whose work was disrupted by extreme wildfire threats may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 1624-DR. The claims filing deadline for those who lived or worked in Johnson County is June 16, 2006. The DUA program is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the U.S. Department of Labor.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 164 $1,657,653.02 $805,363.38 $852,289.64
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:15 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $34,095,882.43 $33,808,928.54 $385,466.97
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:24 (Updated daily)

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