HUD: $1.5 Billion Awarded to Support Seven States in Their Recovery from 2018 Disasters

Disaster recovery funds to repair damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and devastating wildfires in California. These funds […]

FEMA: Nearly $21 Million in Additional Grants Approved to Puerto Rico

FEMA has awarded about $21 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María. These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.7 billion. The latest grants approved are as follows: Nearly $17.8 million to Puerto Rico’s Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency, […]

FEMA: What is FEMA Public Assistance?

What is FEMA Public Assistance?  Public Assistance is a reimbursement program that provides federal funding to help communities respond to and recover from disasters such as Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael.  FEMA reimburses state and local governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations for the cost of disaster-related […]

EDA: $7.25 Million Invested in Texas to Support Disaster Recovery and Entrepreneurial Growth Efforts

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $7.25 million in grants to the state of Texas to help the communities of Rockport and Lubbock respond to 2017 disasters and to support entrepreneurial growth efforts in Amarillo. “President Trump has committed […]

EDA: $27 Million Invested to Expand and Improve Airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $27 million in grants to the Virgin Islands Port Authority of St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., to expand and improve two major airports in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. According to grantee estimates, […]

HUD: Additional $652 Million Approved to Support Texas in Its Recovery from Hurricane Harvey

Action supports $5 Billion in disaster recovery already approved by HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced HUD is approving an additional $652 million to support Texas in its recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The recovery plan HUD is approving today will further assist […]

EDA: $800,000 Invested to Support Disaster Recovery Efforts in Houston, TX

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $800,000 grant to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) of Washington, D.C., to support ongoing economic recovery needs in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. “We commend our partners at IEDC for helping to revitalize Houston’s […]