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FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Release date: 
October 18, 2018
Release Number: 
TRO-NR-050

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery.

 

With a new look, expanded resources and greater accessibility, the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal provides round-the-clock access to valuable materials for nonprofits and local, state, federal and tribal governments.

 

“We want to make it easy for recovery organizations to find out about funding opportunities and philanthropic resources,” said Mark Emmert, FEMA federal disaster recovery officer. “By spreading awareness of available programs, we can help maximize their effectiveness and bring the greatest benefit to recovering Texans.”

 

The portal is updated regularly with information on available grants and funding opportunities, community housing initiatives, sustainability and environmental measures, training modules and community planning and capacity building programs. It also includes resources for faith-based, historical and cultural organizations.

 

For Texas residents, the portal provides long-term recovery information, links to federal programs, Harvey news and resources such as 2-1-1 Texas.

 

To access the portal, visit http://fema.connectsolutions.com/philanthropy4332  and log in as a guest. After signing in, look for tips on using the portal in the “Portal Instructions” file at the top left of the screen. The site is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.

 

The Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal is hosted by FEMA’s Integrated Recovery Coordination group, which facilitates long-term recovery activities in collaboration with local, state, federal and philanthropic partners.

 

For additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at www.twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.

Last Updated: 
October 18, 2018 - 13:49