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October 31, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Altruism is in the air in Texas. Communities are hosting barbecue fundraisers, families are baking cupcakes, musicians are singing for the cause, businesses are donating a portion of their sales and local volunteer organizations are helping with cleanup efforts. And it’s all for the sake of wildfire relief. Texans are pulling together to help wildfire survivors in dozens of communities across the state. What’s more, from elementary school playgrounds to college campuses, young Texans are inspiring neighborly acts of kindness.
October 28, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal assistance for Texas wildfire survivors is nearing $23 million just seven weeks since the major disaster declaration of Sept. 9, recovery officials said Friday. Of the total, $10.6 million is for state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery grants.
October 27, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Caldwell and Fayette counties have one last chance to meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening for the third and final time next week. However, Texans affected by the wildfires can apply for federal disaster assistance through Dec. 8 -- and help is still just a call or click away.
October 27, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Survivors from Bastrop, Caldwell and Fayette counties who are rebuilding after the wildfires can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The consultations will be available on a walk-in basis in three visits at home improvement stores in Bastrop starting Saturday.
October 27, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors have the opportunity to meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening for a final time on Monday in Navarro County.  Texans can still apply for federal disaster assistance through Dec. 8 -- and assistance is only a click or phone call away. 
October 26, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wildfire survivors in Upshur, Smith and Rusk counties have one last chance to meet with state and federal specialists at recovery centers opening for a final time in area communities.  Starting Thursday, specialists from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. They also have brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery. The schedule is:
October 25, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance has been approved in four more wildfire-scorched counties in Texas, bringing to 19 the number of counties designated for infrastructure repair grants and other supplementary funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Cass, Morris, Navarro and Panola counties join the 15 other counties approved for FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program under Tuesday’s amendment to the Sept. 9 major disaster declaration.
October 25, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Good mitigation projects take planning and preparation. That is just one of the many important tips to be offered this week at a free webinar for state agencies, local governments and private nonprofit groups interested in applying for mitigation grants funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 25, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
October 24, 2011
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- With millions of dollars in recovery funds flowing to Texans whose homes were damaged or destroyed during the wildfires, state and federal emergency management officials are offering some sound advice: hire legitimate contractors for your repair or reconstruction jobs.

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