$90 million now available for Hurricane Harvey recovery

Posted at 3:26 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 17:49:51-04

Assistance keeps pouring in for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

Now, $90 million in financial assistance is available for disaster recovery immediately.

On Tuesday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved amendments to the State Fiscal Year 2018 State Revolving Funds which will make that possible.

The changes will make available $12 million in principal forgiveness and $78 million in zero-interest loans through the Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds for emergency relief and urgent needs projects. A total of 20 percent of the zero-interest loans and 50 percent of the principal forgiveness will be reserved for disadvantaged, small, and rural communities.

Water supply facilities that suffered damage from flood or other catastrophic events are eligible for funding through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Projects eligible for financial assistance through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund include wastewater and stormwater management facilities. 

To apply for assistance, please complete and submit a Project Information Form

For a full list of eligible projects and additional information on disaster recovery financial assistance, please visit the TWDB website.

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