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FEMA Assistance

To help Texans navigate their recovery after last month’s severe winter storms, FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program (IA) provides financial assistance and direct services to eligible individuals and households who have uninsured and underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs. IA is not a substitute for insurance and cannot pay for all losses caused by a disaster, but rather is intended to meet basic needs and help survivors get back on their feet. For more information about last month’s winter storms in Texas, visit

We designed homeowners insurance to protect your significant investments and your home. For the winter storms, insurance typically will cover repairs and damage associate with burst pipes.

Since the Feb 19 federal disaster declaration, FEMA has approved more than $65 million in assistance for Texas survivors. (Source Mar 5)

FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) program provides financial assistance to eligible individuals and households with uninsured and underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs for their primary residence.

Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for:

  • Emergency home repairs for disaster-related damage to the primary residence
  • Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
  • Lodging expenses reimbursement, for individuals whose home was inaccessible or unhabitable during the disaster, if not covered by insurance or any other program
  • Medical expenses incurred from the disaster.

Other serious disaster-related expenses.


  • or call 1-800 621-3362
  •  Applicants must live in one of the 126 Texas counties declared for Individual Assistance:
  •  Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bosque, Bowie, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Cherokee, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Deval, Eastland, Ector, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fort Bend, Freestone, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzalez, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Howard, Hunt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kleberg, Lavaca, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Llano, Lubbock, Medina, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McLennan, Milam, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Robertson, Rockwall, Rusk, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Scurry, Shelby, Smith, Stephens, Tarrant, Taylor, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Wise and Wood.