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!
In-Depth Infographics Detail One Year of Harvey Recovery
With the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaching, FEMA has published infographics that detail the first year of the recovery process.
More than 300 school districts eligible for Hurricane Harvey displacement funding
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has announced that the TEA has been awarded more than $174 million in new federal assistance.
Commission To Rebuild Texas After Hurricane Harvey Update: Issue 26
“A storm the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey could have ripped us apart, but instead it pulled us together and proved that no force is more powerful than the Texas spirit,” said Governor Abbott.
Recovery Infographics as of July 30
These helpful infographics were compiled, created, and updated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Recovery Infographics as of July 23
Infographics make it easy to understand the facts and figures of the local recovery efforts throughout Texas following Hurricane Harvey.
Recovery Infographics as of July 16
These infographics were compiled, created, and updated by FEMA. They include information about the assistance provided so far and much more.
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 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: Recovery.Texas.Gov
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: 1-844-893-8937 (Toll Free) or 512-463-5330 for the hearing impaired.
Disaster Case Management Hotline: 1-855-742-5989
Important Upcoming Dates:
Transitional Shelter Assistance Deadline: March 12, 2018
For help avoiding and reporting scams and price gouging, as well as tips for charitable giving, please visit the Texas Attorney General’s website. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also maintains a list with updates regarding specific rumors and scams.
Texas Health and Human Services Disaster Assistance
Texas Department of State Health Services News Updates
TEA’s Hurricane Harvey Resources
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Hurricane Response
Emergency Help for TDLR Licensees
In the Media
Federal government declares fishery disaster following Hurricane Harvey – The Victoria Advocate
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
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
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
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