Government and nonprofit agencies to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

APPLY FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE

FEMA

Apply for government assistance. If for any reason you are denied by FEMA, they are encouraging people to file an appeal.

VISIT A DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER

If you have not heard from FEMA, were found ineligible for help (or a loan) or received little to no assistance, we encourage you to visit a Disaster Recovery Center in your area where you can speak with a FEMA representative about your application. Please do so ASAP as there is a deadline for applications and appeals.

FILE AN APPEAL WITH FEMA

Appeal a denial or appeal what you believe to be unfair or inaccurate by FEMA. This source helps you create a letter for the appeal. Please note you must send a print copy in by mail or fax. Please note this is not an e-file tool.

FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE CHECKLIST

You may also review a disaster assistance checklist from FEMA.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER ASSISTANCE CENTER

Call 1-800-659-2955 or apply online to receive assistance in rebuilding and to recoup losses from Harvey flood waters.

RED CROSS ASSISTANCE

RED CROSS ASSISTANCE

For those who are in need of immediate assistance after Harvey

IRS TAX RELIEF

IRS TAX RELIEF

The IRS is providing help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas.

TOP 10 TIPS FOR DEDUCTING LOSSES FROM A DISASTER

If you suffer damage to your home or personal property, you may be able to deduct the losses you incur on your federal income tax return. Below is a link with 10 tips you should know about deducting casualty losses:

DISASTER SNAP ASSISTANCE

DISASTER SNAP ASSISTANCE

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. You may also call 1-877-541-7905 or call 2-1-1 for a list of pantries and other food assistance.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE (TSA)

TSA was approved in Texas for eligible disaster survivors who have a continuing need for shelter because they are unable to return to their homes for an extended period of time. This initiative is intended to provide short-term lodging for eligible disaster survivors whose communities are either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to disaster-related damage. FEMA will contact you if you are eligible for the program. A listing of available properties under this program can be found at here:

DR. GREG BONNEN'S OFFICE

Dr. Bonnen is Galveston County’s Texas State representative for District 24. This page on his website provides a list of local public resources.

RANDY WEBER'S OFFICE

Randy Weber is our District 14 congressman. His office has provided a list of local and state resources they recommend using for recovery.

GALVESTON COUNTY ASSISTANCE

Dr. Greg Bonnen has encouraged his constituents to complete this form so that as county resources become available, you may be contacted should you qualify for assistance.