LAREDO, Texas -- Certain private nonprofit (PNP) groups that experienced damages from Hurricane Alex and subsequent flooding may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
All PNPs that experienced damages may apply for disaster assistance by calling the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), 956-718-0497. The deadline for applying for assistance for the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata is Sept. 2, 2010.
PNPs in Cottle, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley and Terry counties have until Sept. 13 to apply for assistance. Dawson County PNPs must file by Sept. 17.
The following generally may be eligible for assistance: educational facilities, utilities, irrigation, emergency, medical facilities, custodial care and facilities that provide essential government services. PNPs also may include museums, zoos, community centers, libraries, homeless shelters, senior citizen centers, shelter workshops, low-income housing, alcohol and drug treatment centers, facilities offering programs for battered spouses, animal control facilities, facilities offering food programs for the needy, and daycare centers for children or individuals with special needs.
For more information on the Hurricane Alex disaster recovery, browse the features on this FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/2010/alex/index.shtm. Users of smart phones and other mobile devices can visit m.fema.gov. Texans should also visit www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/disasterrecovery.htm for information on public assistance or www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem for more information on this disaster and preparation for future disasters
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