Registration is open to residents in 41 counties, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller and Walker counties.
Here’s how to register for assistance:
- Visit www.disasterassistance.gov
- Use the FEMA mobile app, available at fema.gov/mobile-app
- Call 800-621-3362, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., or TTY 800-462-7585
- Visit a Disaster Recovery Center. Find your nearest DRC at fema.gov/drc
FEMA grants are nontaxable, do not have to be repaid and do not affect eligibility for federal benefits, such as Social Security and Medicaid.
The extension also applies to individuals applying for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration, which helps businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations and homeowners and renters fund disaster-related damage repairs. The SBA Office of Disaster Assistance has given $1.3 billion in loans so far for Hurricane Harvey relief.
For more information on SBA disaster assistance, call its customer service center at 800-659-2955, visit www.sba.gov/disaster, or email [email protected]