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Grants available for Relief
Around Texas

June, 2009

The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation is giving Notice of Funding Availability for a Hurricane Relief cycle of the Texas Foundations Fund. Funding availability for the Texas Foundations Fund--Hurricane Relief is $250,000, up to $50,000 per grant.  Eligible grant applicants are: 

  • nonprofit organizations and;
  • rural government entities located in cities with a population less than 50,000 or counties with a population less than 100,000, not located in a federal Metropolitan Statistical Area, as of the last federal census.

Specifically, grant awards will be made for the purpose of Rehabilitation and/or Critical Repair of owner-occupied single family homes (excluding mobile homes) located in any one or more counties affected by Hurricanes Ike and Dolly, as identified in Federal Emergency Management Agencies disaster declarations FEMA - 1791 - DR, Texas and FEMA - 1780 - DR, Texas, which are owned by individuals or families at 50 percent or below of the area median family income (the "Eligible Hurricane Relief Projects").

The specific eligible Texas counties are: Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy (Hurricane Dolly) and Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, and Washington (Hurricane Ike). 

Critical Repair and/or Rehabilitation is defined as construction work necessary to alleviate hurricane damage to a home that without repair would cause or is causing a health or safety problem for the individual or family.  To be an Eligible Hurricane Relief Project all work done by the Nonprofit Entity or the Rural Government Entity must be free of charge to the low-income individual or family.

To view the Texas Foundations Fund Guidelines, please click on the links below:

Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA)
Proposal Checklist
Income Limits
Board Resolution


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