Dear South Texas Ministers:

On January 2, 2018, FEMA issued guidance to consider private nonprofit (PNP) Houses of Worship as potential eligible applicants under the Public Assistance Grant program (see letter bellow).

As it relates to Hurricane Harvey, for Houses of Worship, FEMA is allowing a 30-day application period beginning January 5, 2018 with applications accepted until February 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. Houses of Worship that would like to apply for Public Assistance must first submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) form (linked at the bottom of this page). The RPA form can be sent to:

If you have any questions, please contact your region's TDEM Recovery representative

Thanks for all that you do!

Because He is, I am,
Tim R. Barker

Public Assistance Grant Letter
Request for Public Assistance (RPA)