FEMA grants more than $3.3 million to the City of Houston

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded more than $3.3 million to the City of Houston to reimburse the city for sheltering citizens following Hurricane Harvey.  After the City of Houston sheltered more than 10,000 people at the height of Harvey response, 897 households needed continued sheltering. The City of Houston entered into a contract with the Houston Housing Authority and Residences on Emancipation to house these remaining households. The Residences on Emancipation is a dormitory-style facility for Harvey survivors created in the wake of the storm and managed by an...
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FEMA grants nearly $1.7 million to St. Thomas Episcopal Church for school facilities

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $1.7 million to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Houston to construct a temporary school facility and to lease property for the facility following Hurricane Harvey.  The facility’s 16 temporary classroom buildings and one bathroom building are anticipated to be used for two to three years until the St. Thomas Episcopal School facilities are refurbished. These buildings will be placed on a leased parking lot. The grant includes the monthly lease for restrooms and security services. The cost of the...
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FEMA grants more than $4.4 million to the City of Friendswood

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.4 million to the City of Friendswood for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The city removed more than 150,000 cubic yards of debris after the storm’s wind and flooding. The cost of the removal and cleanout is nearly $4.9 million. The grant of more than $4.4 million is the federal share of the cost and requires a 10 percent nonfederal match by the applicant, or $489,698. These funds come from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program which reimburses communities for actions...
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Harvey evacuees have options as voter registration deadline approaches

Oct. 9 is the last day to register for the Nov. 6 election AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey forced tens of thousands of Texans out of their homes, and more than a year later, many still have not returned. But that won’t prevent you from voting in the Nov. 6 election. If you have relocated, permanently or temporarily, or if your identification is inaccessible or lost, a solution can be found at www.VoteTexas.gov/harvey. To access the information in Spanish, visit www.VoteTexas.gov/es/harvey.   “We understand many Texans are still recovering from the devastation brought by...
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FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

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...
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