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FEMA grants $5.5 million to two Texas school districts

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February 20, 2019
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AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $5.5 million to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated and Hardin-Jefferson independent school districts (ISDs) following Hurricane Harvey.


The school districts will receive funds from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program. This program reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response to and during recovery from a disaster. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.


  • The Hardin-Jefferson ISD will receive more than $3.4 million to establish a temporary middle school in Henderson Village. This includes the purchase and set-up of 22 portable trailers, set-up of fire alarm monitoring and kitchen electrical circuits, and purchase of entry locks. The grant requires a 10 percent local match of $384,694. The total project cost is more than $3.8 million.
  • The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated ISD will receive more than $2 million to replace library books, kitchen equipment, chairs, desks, food, supplies, furniture and computers damaged by flooding in the Mauriceville Elementary School. The grant requires a 10 percent local match of $226,514. The total cost of the project is more than $2.2 million.


FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program provides project funding directly to the state for disbursement to the applicants. The grants will be disbursed through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.


For additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at, Facebook at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at

Last Updated: 
February 20, 2019 - 13:35