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Disaster Relief Funding

A source of funding for local governments, drinking water and wastewater facilities, businesses, and individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

This page has been created to be a source of funding for local governments, drinking water and wastewater facilities, businesses, and individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The page will be updated regularly as we receive new or updated information. If you have funding information that would benefit the groups listed above that assists with environmental issues please feel free to send that to us at: TexasEnviroHelp@tceq.texas.gov.

 

Local Governments

  • Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
    Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program
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    TDEM works in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to administer the Public Assistance grant program. The PA grant program provides assistance to government organizations, including special districts and school districts, and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities, and the facilities of certain PNP organizations.

    Important information The first step for government organizations and PNPs to take in order to receive funding through this program is to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Exit the TCEQ to . The deadline for submitting a RPA Adobe Acrobat PDF Document is based on declared county and type of work based on FEMA’s Work Categories Adobe Acrobat PDF Document, but don’t delay, submit the RPA as soon as possible. TDEM has Public Assistance staff Adobe Acrobat PDF Document available to assist you.

  • Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
    Disaster Relief / Urgent Needs Fund Exit the TCEQ
    The Disaster Relief (DR) Fund addresses emergency situations that have received an official disaster declaration. Funds can be used to restore infrastructure damaged by natural disasters. Eligible applicants are non-entitlement general purpose units of local government.

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
    Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (ECWAG) Exit the TCEQ
    Open to rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less, Tribal lands and colonias, this program provides funding to help restore clean, reliable drinking water following natural disasters. Funding can be used to construct waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks in existing water distribution lines, and address related maintenance necessary to replenish the water supply. Water source grants can also be used to construct a water source, intake or treatment facility.

    Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program Exit the TCEQ
    This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    NOAA Marine Debris Program Exit the TCEQ
    The NOAA Marine Debris Program offers funding that includes the detection and removal of debris resulting from hurricanes or other natural disasters. The FY18 Marine Debris Removal funding opportunity is currently accepting applications through Nov. 1, 2017.

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Drinking Water Facilities

  • Texas Water Infrastructure Coordination Committee (TWICC)
    www.TWICC.org Exit the TCEQ
    A one-stop shop for information on funding eligibility and technical assistance. TWICC is a collaborative effort by State and Federal government agencies to assist water and wastewater systems in Texas. Simply complete and submit a Funding Inquiry form Exit the TCEQ and a TWICC representative will contact you.

  • Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
    Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program
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    TDEM works in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to administer the Public Assistance grant program. The PA grant program provides assistance to government organizations, including special districts and school districts, and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities, and the facilities of certain PNP organizations.

    Important information The first step for government organizations and PNPs to take in order to receive funding through this program is to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Exit the TCEQ to . The deadline for submitting a RPA Adobe Acrobat PDF Document is based on declared county and type of work based on FEMA’s Work Categories Adobe Acrobat PDF Document, but don’t delay, submit the RPA as soon as possible. TDEM has Public Assistance staff Adobe Acrobat PDF Document available to assist you.

  • Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
    Disaster Relief / Urgent Needs Fund Exit the TCEQ
    The Disaster Relief (DR) Fund addresses emergency situations that have received an official disaster declaration. Funds can be used to restore infrastructure damaged by natural disasters. Eligible applicants are non-entitlement general purpose units of local government.

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
    Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (ECWAG) Exit the TCEQ
    Open to rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less, this program provides funding to help rural areas restore clean, reliable drinking water following natural disasters. Funding can be used to construct waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks in existing water distribution lines, and address related maintenance necessary to replenish the water supply. Water source grants can also be used to construct a water source, intake or treatment facility.

  • Texas Water Development Board
    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan Program Exit the TCEQ
    Open to publicly and privately owned community water systems, including nonprofit water supply corporations and nonprofit, non-community public water systems, the program provides low-cost financial assistance for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of water infrastructure. Due to flooding events from Hurricane Harvey, the application deadline has been extended to October 5, 2017.

    Rural Water Assistance Fund (RWAF) Program Exit the TCEQ
    Open to “rural political subdivisions” including nonprofit water supply corporations, districts, municipalities serving a populations of 10,000 of less, and counties in which no urban area has a population exceeding 50,000, the Rural Water Assistance Fund (RWAF) is designed to assist small rural utilities to obtain low-cost financing for water and wastewater projects. The RWAF offers tax-exempt equivalent interest rate loans with long-term finance options.

    Texas Water Development Fund (DFund) Exit the TCEQ
    Open to all political subdivisions of the state and nonprofit water supply corporations, the DFund is a streamlined state loan program that provides financing for water supply, wastewater, and flood control infrastructure projects. This program enables the TWDB to fund projects with multiple purposes in one loan.

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Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Texas Water Infrastructure Coordination Committee (TWICC)
    www.TWICC.org Exit the TCEQ
    A one-stop shop for information on funding eligibility and technical assistance. TWICC is a collaborative effort by State and Federal government agencies to assist water and wastewater systems in Texas. Simply complete and submit a Funding Inquiry form Exit the TCEQ and a TWICC representative will contact you.

  • Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
    Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program
    Exit the TCEQ
    TDEM works in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to administer the Public Assistance grant program. The PA grant program provides assistance to government organizations, including special districts and school districts, and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities, and the facilities of certain PNP organizations.

    Important information The first step for government organizations and PNPs to take in order to receive funding through this program is to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Exit the TCEQ to . The deadline for submitting a RPA Adobe Acrobat PDF Document is based on declared county and type of work based on FEMA’s Work Categories Adobe Acrobat PDF Document, but don’t delay, submit the RPA as soon as possible. TDEM has Public Assistance staff Adobe Acrobat PDF Document available to assist you.

  • Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
    Disaster Relief / Urgent Needs Fund Exit the TCEQ
    The Disaster Relief (DR) Fund addresses emergency situations that have received an official disaster declaration. Funds can be used to restore infrastructure damaged by natural disasters. Eligible applicants are non-entitlement general purpose units of local government.

  • Texas Water Development Board
    Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Loan Program
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    The CWSRF Loan Program provides low-cost financial assistance for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of wastewater, reuse, and stormwater infrastructure.

    Rural Water Assistance Fund (RWAF) Program
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    The Rural Water Assistance Fund (RWAF) is designed to assist small rural utilities to obtain low-cost financing for water and wastewater projects. The RWAF offers tax-exempt equivalent interest rate loans with long-term finance options.

    Texas Water Development Fund (DFund) Exit the TCEQ
    Open to all political subdivisions of the state and nonprofit water supply corporations, the DFund is a streamlined state loan program that provides financing for water supply, wastewater, and flood control infrastructure projects. This program enables the TWDB to fund projects with multiple purposes in one loan.

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Businesses

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    DisasterAssistance.gov Exit the TCEQ
    FEMA provides disaster assistance to survivors in the form of information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Disaster Loan Program Exit the TCEQ
    The Disaster Loan Program offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. SBA requires that businesses first register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and obtain a FEMA number before contacting SBA. By doing this, should grant money become available through FEMA, they will already have your information and be able to contact you. This can be accomplished by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov Exit the TCEQ.

    SBA has opened Disaster Recovery Centers Exit the TCEQ to assist businesses. This list is being updated as more centers open.
  • Texas Water Development Board
    Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan Program
    Exit the TCEQ
    Open to publicly and privately owned community water systems, including nonprofit water supply corporations and nonprofit, non-community public water systems, the program provides low-cost financial assistance for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of water infrastructure. Due to flooding events from Hurricane Harvey, the application deadline has been extended to October 5, 2017.

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA)
    Emergency Farm Loans
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    FSA's Emergency loan program is available to help eligible farmers and ranchers rebuild and recover from sustained losses.

  • Texas Department of Agriculture
    State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund Exit the TCEQ
    Fund money may be used to assist farmers, ranchers, producers and agribusiness owners in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

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Individuals

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    DisasterAssistance.gov Exit the TCEQ
    FEMA provides disaster assistance to survivors in the form of information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Single Family Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants
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    The Single Family Housing Repair Loans and Grants program, also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, offers loans and grants to elderly and very-low-income homeowners. Very low income is below 50 percent of the area median income.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Disaster Loan Program
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    The Disaster Loan Program offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property.

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