FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for West Virginia

FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from June 29-30, 2019. Federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments […]

FEMA: Four Oklahoma Counties Added to Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance Funding

Four more counties in Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance funding to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas that sustained damage from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019.  Caddo, Kay, Kiowa and Woodward counties may now request […]

HUD: Disaster Mitigation Fund to Be Released in Two Tranches

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that a Federal Register notice will soon be published that releases disaster mitigation funds in two tranches to areas impacted by recent storms. One tranche will include funds for Texas, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, California, Missouri, […]

HUD: Federal Financial Monitor Appointed to Oversee Puerto Rico Disaster Funds

Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its plan to appoint a Federal Financial Monitor to oversee the disbursement of disaster recovery dollars to Puerto Rico. “Given the Puerto Rico government’s alleged corruption, fiscal irregularities and mismanagement, we will appoint a Federal Financial Monitor to oversee the […]

EDA: $5 Million Investment Made to Help UT Austin Recover from Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to the University of Texas at Austin to renovate the University’s Marine Science Institute Campus in Port Aransas and help establish the Center for Coastal Ocean Science. This grant […]

EDA: $3 Million Grant Made to Spur Small Business Development in Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Dickinson, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to Dickinson Economic Development Corporation in Texas, to help establish the Gulf Coast Market by renovating a storm-damaged, 30,000 sq. ft., building. The EDA grant, to be matched with […]

FEMA: Humphreys and Holmes Counties in Mississippi Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance

 Two Mississippi counties are now eligible to receive federal disaster funding to supplement state and local recovery from storms that occurred earlier this year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has added Humphreys County to the federal designation in response to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that affected the state […]

EDA: $1.8 Million Investment Made to Upgrade Critical Infrastructure to Protect Businesses from Flooding in Kershaw, SC

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.8 million grant to the town of Kershaw, South Carolina, to make water infrastructure improvements to protect local businesses from future flood events. This EDA grant will be matched with $470,020 in […]

EDA: Investment Made to Increase Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency for Small Businesses in Texas

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 grant to LiftFund Inc., of San Antonio, Texas, to support a technical assistance program that will increase disaster preparedness and build resiliency for small businesses located in the 41 FEMA designated counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. […]

EDA: Investment in Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Made in Anahuac, TX Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to the city of Anahuac, Texas, to protect businesses from future floods by rebuilding a wastewater treatment plant that was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The investment, […]