Brazos Bend State Park, one of the largest in Texas, has re-opened for day use and camping thanks to the teamwork of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff.
More than $490.3 million in Public Assistance funding from FEMA for state and local governments has been obligated, and 938 Requests for Public Assistance have been received from jurisdictions.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $5.024 billion to help hard-hit areas in the State of Texas to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
In a recent letter, Governor Greg Abbott encouraged local officials to suspend codes and rules at the local level as necessary to help speed up the recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
The State of Texas will work 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, and along with our response team located in your county, we will:
- Provide you with current, reliable information.
- Help you navigate state and federal resources.
- Give you access to the expertise of our state agencies.
Together, we will rebuild the Gulf Coast region.
Brick by brick. Structure by structure. Community by community. Even stronger than before.
Because we are Texas.
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.
In the Media
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
Area officials tell lawmakers of Harvey costs, funding needs – Houston Chronicle
Harvey-stricken communities must file paperwork by Friday – San Antonio Express-News
Governor’s Commission calls on A&M – The Battalion
John Sharp, Texas’ new straight-talking recovery czar, charges ahead – Houston Chronicle
Digging out with fewer hands – Austin American-Statesman
George Strait on Rockport, surrounding areas post-Harvey: “We can’t be forgotten.” – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Sharp leads A&M System in huge Harvey recovery efforts – Houston Chronicle
Disease-carrying mosquitoes threaten residents in Coastal Bend – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Worried about contaminated water in your well? Texas A&M will test it for free – Houston Chronicle
Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work – Glen Rose Reporter
Texas General Land Office to lead Harvey housing effort – Corpus Christi Caller-Times