Grand Prairie added to disaster declaration after floods

The City of Grand Prairie homeowners, renters, and business owners affected by the recent flooding starting on May 5 through June 4 can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance.

Disaster assistance for qualified applicants may include:

  • Grants for rental assistance or temporary housing
  • Grants for home repairs not covered by insurance
  • Grants for disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or are underinsured—such as medical, dental, funeral, personal property, vehicles and moving and storage
  • Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Residents whose property incurred damage during the storms and flooding are encouraged to register and apply for individual storm damage assistance.

There are three ways to register:

  • Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Via smartphone or web-enabled device by using the FEMA app
  • Or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register

When calling or registering online, FEMA will require the following:

  1. Contact information (name, address, phone and social security number)
  2. Insurance information
  3. Damage information (date of damage, description)
  4. Gross income

After registering with FEMA, the applicant is eligible for a Damaged Housing Inspection. A FEMA inspector will contact the applicant and set up an appointment.

For more information on Texas disaster recovery, please visit:
http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4223 or http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/