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FEMA Amends Disaster Declaration in Texas


Disaster Unemployment Assistance now available in 23 counties

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is now accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4223-DR) for Harris, Hays and Van Zandt counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended the notice for DUA on June 6, 2015 to include the following counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Denton, Eastland, Fort Bend, Gaines, Guadalupe, Henderson, Hidalgo, Johnson, Milam, Montague, Navarro, Rusk, Smith, Travis, Wichita, Williamson and Wise.

SBA Amends Disaster Declaration

Disaster Assistance Now Available to Private Nonprofit Organizations in 51 Additional Texas Counties

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations in Angelina, Archer, Atascosa, Bastrop, Baylor, Blanco, Bowie, Burleson, Caldwell, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Comal, Comanche, Denton, Fannin, Fayette, Garza, Gillespie, Grayson, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lamar, Lee, Liberty, Lynn, Madison, Milam, Montague, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Refugio, Rusk, Sabine, San Jacinto, Travis, Tyler, Uvalde, Walker, Wharton, Williamson, Wilson, Wise and Zavala counties following the amendment to President Obama’s May 29, 2015, major disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began May 4, 2015.