The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has set a due date of October 31, 2017, for all jurisdictions currently covered by the presidential disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey to submit the Request for Public Assistance (RPA) form required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In order to request and receive federal disaster assistance through the FEMA Public assistance grant program, an RPA form must be filled out, submitted, and received no later than 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

A separate Commission to Rebuild Texas Prioritized Project List survey was due on September 29, 2017. The survey will be used by the Commission to quantify the state’s needs. It does not replace, supersede or nullify the requirement to submit an RPA form or any other paperwork required by FEMA, TDEM, or the Texas General Land Office for programs they are administering.

Here is the link to the one-page RPA form. It must be submitted to TDEMRecovery.rpa@dps.texas.gov by the deadline.

If any local officials have questions, they should contact their TDEM District Coordinator.