AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it has made available $9 million in Community Disaster Loans (CDLs) for Texas. These funds will be used to provide much needed funding for these Texas communities to provide essential services as they recover from Hurricane Ike.
FEMA has approved these loans for Texas:
- City of Galveston: $5,000,000
- Park Board of Trustees for Galveston: $2,290,726
- Sabine Pass Port Authority: $175,974
- Chambers-Liberty Navigation District: $301,517
- Galveston Area Ambulance Authority/Health District: $1,282,048
In 2008, Congress appropriated $100 Million of funding authority to deliver traditional Community Disaster Loans to eligible applicants nationally. Loans can be made to any local government in need of financial assistance to perform essential services. CDL applicants may include fire and police departments that provide critical community services during and in the immediate aftermath of disasters, as well as school boards, district court offices, and local governments.
Potential applicants for CDLs should consult their state office or official designated as the single point of contact for more information on the process the State requires in applying for assistance. Following the declaration of a major disaster, interested applicants may request assistance through the Governor's authorized representative.
For more information about Community Disaster Loans, visit www.fema.gov/community-disaster-loan-program.
FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.