FEMA Assistance Available

If you were affected by the winter storms in Texas, you can apply for disaster assistance online by going to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ and selecting “Apply Online”. During the application process please ensure to select the cause of damage snow/ice amongst other damages that may have occurred.
  • COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE
    • FEMA is now accepting applications for funeral expenses paid after January 20, 2020 for deaths caused by COVID-19. We are only accepting applications by phone. Online applications are not accepted.
    • You may visit COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for information about the program. After you read this information and gather the necessary documents, call 1-844-684-6333 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) to apply for this assistance. Call this number also for help with ALL other questions or concerns about COVID-19 Funeral Assistance. The phone line is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

 

Below are a few agencies providing grants for projects like wheelchair ramps, housing and weatherization:

Nueces County Community Action Agency

  • Assistance with utility expenses
  • Emergency food (rural areas only)
  • Rental assistance
  • Weatherization of homes
  • Information & Referral
  • Notary Services (free)

Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend

  • Benefits Counseling
  • Home Repair Assistance

Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living

  • Resources for access and mobility for people with disabilities

Texas Department of Agriculture

  • Economic Development
  • Production Agriculture

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Jennifer Berkich

Grants Administrator

(361) 387-4589 ext. 104