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Posted on: February 22, 2021

FEMA Assistance

Severe Winter Weather Event Recovery FAQ

February 21, 2021

What FEMA assistance is available to Texas?

Individual Assistance (IA) FEMA’s direct assistance to individuals and households. There are currently 77 counties eligible for IA. These counties can be viewed on the FEMA map found at this link:

Texas Severe Winter Storms (DR-4586-TX) declarations page

Public Assistance (PA) - FEMA grant program for eligible state, local, tribal governments and certain non-profit organizations. This assistance is limited to FEMA’s Category B Emergency Protective Measures. Eligible applicants in all 254 Texas counties are eligible for this grant program.

How does a Texan apply for FEMA IA?

Individuals in one of the 77 declared counties for IA can register online at:

Or call:1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 Other Information

Additional recovery programs have also been made available to aid Texans in recovering from this disaster.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval to SNAP recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals and for the replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to impacts from the severe winter storm.

USDA Programs

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to work with local, state, federal, and nongovernmental partners to address the severe winter weather effects on Texas livestock and poultry and is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deliver programs that provide assistance to rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms.

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