FEMA: Visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or dial 1-800-621-3362

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross will be providing financial assistance to Texas households that were severely impacted by Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs. Registration is open and will remain open until October 10th, 2017. For more details, visit https://harveyhelp.redcross.org/index.html

Assistance will be available for those significantly affected by Hurricane Harvey which includes:

Note: The Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and people do not need to be American citizens to receive our assistance.


Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP):

Who is eligible? To be eligible for D-SNAP, a household must have lived in an identified disaster area on August 23, 2017, have out-of-pocket disaster expenses of at least $100, and meet the income eligibility criteria. If a resident evacuated to another city in Texas and is seeking information about SNAP or available assistance, encourage them to call the Texas SNAP Information Hotline by dialing 1-(877) 541-7905 or visit YourTexasBenefits.com. If the resident moved out of the State of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, we recommend they contact their local SNAP office.

How much is the D-SNAP benefit? Eligible households will receive 2 months of D-SNAP benefits.

Which counties can apply first? The D-SNAP application period will begin on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, through Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in 11 counties: Dewitt, Gonzalez, Jasper, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Matagorda, Newton, Orange, Sabine and Tyler. Applicants may only apply at the site designated for the county they resided in at the time of the disaster. Eligible households will receive 2 months of D-SNAP benefits.

Where and when can the first 11 counties apply? Individuals need to apply on certain days depending on the first letter of their last name. Offices will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Below is the schedule, based on last name. Visit https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance/disaster-snap for the list and addresses of application sites.

Date Last name
Sept. 13 A – C
Sept. 14 D – H
Sept. 15 I – M
Sept. 16 N – R
Sept. 17 S – Z
Sept. 18 & 19 Anyone

When can other counties apply for D-SNAP? Larger-population sites, such as in Houston and Corpus Christi, will launch in the coming days with special sites to accommodate large volumes of people.

Further information on nutrition program assistance can be found at the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) website: http://www.frac.org/hunger-natural-disasters