DENTON, Texas – More than $2.7 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the implementation of mitigation measures during repairs to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s (UTMB) 1902 Harborside Building. Storm surge from Hurricane Ike flooded the 1902 Harborside Building which houses medical records; payroll information; acquisitions; information systems and print shop functions. Hurricane-force winds also damaged the roof and exterior façade.
FEMA AWARDS $1.8 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM IN MERCEDES, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.8 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Mercedes in Hidalgo County, Texas. FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent, or $1.8 million, of the $2.4 million total for the project, which is being built under the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative.
FEMA AWARDS $3.6 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFE ROOMS IN EDINBURGH, TEXASDENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3.6 million to the state of Texas for construction of two community safe rooms in the city of Edinburgh in Hidalgo County, Texas FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent, or $3.6 million of the $4.8 million total for the two projects.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
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*|
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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*|
How to Apply for Assistance
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Texas, FEMA-1791-DR (PDF 35KB)
FEMA Providing Daily Texas Housing Status Updates
Texas Housing Status Updates FAQs
Housing Solutions For Hurricane Ike Victims Fact Sheet
Texas Direct Housing Progress (PDF 109KB, TXT 5KB)