Helpful Information Regarding Hazard Mitigation Program
Please find information and resources related to the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) :
TDEM HMGP “Notice of Intent Form” – Attached to this email
Send completed “Notice of Intent Forms”: TDEM-Mitigation@dps.texas.gov
TDEM Mitigation Contacts
If you would like to schedule a local meeting on the HMGP program or have any questions, please reach out to the assigned TDEM Mitigation Contact – map/contact information attached
TDEM RMS Section Administrator Contacts
If you have general Recovery or Mitigation questions, please reach out to your assigned TDEM RMS Section Administrator – map/contact information attached
TDEM Field Response District Coordinators
And always, if you have general questions, please contact your TDEM Field Response District Coordinator – map/contact information attached
All above information is available on the TDEM Website at the following link:
FEMA information on the HMGP Program
Thanks for all that you do!
Governor Greg Abbott recently wrote to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking him to recognize a federal fishery resources disaster along the Texas Gulf Coast as it recovers from Hurricane Harvey.
Governor Abbott joined local leaders in Rockport and Houston to announce $1 billion of new hazard mitigation funding from FEMA to help Texas rebuild.
Governor Greg Abbott Declares Disaster Proclamation Extension For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey
State Disaster Declarations must be renewed every 30 days for assistance to remain available. Governor Abbott will continue to renew them as they are needed throughout the recovery process.
On February 14, 2018, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and the Texas A&M Forest Service officially completed their vegetative debris mitigation mission in Aransas County.
Governor Greg Abbott released a statement on legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President that includes nearly $90 billion in disaster relief funding for natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
As recovery continues in communities across the Gulf Coast Region and beyond, the State of Texas continues to work with our federal partners to cut red tape and secure more and faster funding. We are committed to working by your side for as long as it takes to help you rebuild critical public infrastructure in your community — roads, bridges, schools and other public facilities — damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey or the flooding that followed.
Through this site for officials from the impacted communities, we will continue to provide you with current, reliable information, to help you navigate state and federal resources and to celebrate milestones achieved.
We encourage you to share information with your community about housing options through TexasRebuilds.com.
We are grateful to serve the people of this state. Together, we will rebuild Texas—even stronger than before.
God bless you all.
Gov. Greg Abbott Commissioner John Sharp
Assistance for Individuals
Thank you for your interest in the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas. Through this website, we provide resources and information to local entities and officials relating to the repair, restoration, and reconstruction of public facilities and infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
If you are in need of individual assistance, please visit: disasterassistance.gov.
For housing-related issues, please visit: TexasRebuilds.com.
For other questions and information, visit: gov.texas.gov/hurricane.
Other useful contacts include:
Texas Department of Insurance Consumer Help Line: 1-800-252-3439
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Hotline: 1-800-788-8247
TWIA email: claims@TWIA.org
General Land Office PREPS Hotline: 1-888-610-1622
Disaster Case Management Hotline: 1-855-742-5989
Important Upcoming Dates:
Transitional Shelter Assistance Deadline: March 12, 2018
In the Media
Abbott announces $100k donation in flooring and funds for Aransas Pass middle school – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Abbott extends disaster declaration for Harvey-hit areas – Houston Chronicle
Abbott: Testing requirements should be dropped for Harvey-hit schools – Austin American-Statesman
After 3 months, removal of Harvey debris nears end – Houston Chronicle
Texas seeks $61 billion to ‘future proof’ before next great storm – Associated Press
Texas dedicates $90 million to supplement federal aid for debris cleanup – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas officials to seek billions more for Harvey infrastructure repairs – Houston Chronicle
Credit where Hurricane Harvey recovery credit is due – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas attorney general opens investigation into Harvey debris removal companies – The Texas Tribune
State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools – Glen Rose Reporter
Gov. Abbott on Hurricane Harvey recovery: ‘We have a need for speed’ – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Hurricane Harvey affected everyone – The Victoria Advocate
Gov. Greg Abbott to visit Coastal Bend citites – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Abbott and Texans in Congress request $18.7 billion more in Harvey aid – The Texas Tribune
Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws – if they hamper Texas hurricane recovery – The Dallas Morning News
Video: A conversation with John Sharp, Harvey recovery czar – The Texas Tribune
Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris – Austin American-Statesman