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 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!


Commission To Rebuild Texas After Hurricane Harvey Update: Issue 19

Commission To Rebuild Texas After Hurricane Harvey Update: Issue 19

“I believe Texas is a model…it truly is where we need to go — federally supported, state-managed and locally executed” disaster response and recovery, testified FEMA Administrator Brock Long at the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Hearing this week.

We are here for you

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

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

In the Media

Texas launches online Harvey recovery funds tracker – KRIS

Coastal communities hit by Harvey will get $1 billion for hazard mitigation, Abbott announces – The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott: More than $1.1 Billion in new funding coming to Harvey-impacted areas – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Debris removal help is on the way – The Port Arthur News

Debris removal continues in Aransas County – KRIS

Texas A&M engineering students to work with FEMA in assessing Harvey damage – The Eagle

Abbott announces $100k donation in flooring and funds for Aransas Pass middle school – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Gov. Abbott delivers checks for Harvey debris removal – KHOU

Abbott extends disaster declaration for Harvey-hit areas – Houston Chronicle

Texas Education Agency waives some testing requirements for Harvey-affected students – Texas Tribune

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

State probes debris removal companies for possibly ‘overpromising and underdelivering’ – Houston Chronicle

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. Greg Abbott visits SETX after Hurricane Harvey – KBMT

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

Rebuild Texas commissioner John Sharp thanks A&M’s ‘selfless service’ during Harvey – KBTX

Video: A conversation with John Sharp, Harvey recovery czar – The Texas Tribune

Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris – Austin American-Statesman