Hurricane resources

OK, here’s the skinny from the town hall meeting last week. Big kudos and thanks to Houston Arts Alliance for putting this together!

 

1. The The City of Houston has a frequently updated website with good information for recovery: http://www.houstontx.gov/ 

 

2. FEMA  (Thanks to Texas Commission on the Arts for this info)

Here are the forms for nonprofit organizations (see below for individuals):
Request for public assistance: ftp://ftp.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/dr_pa_forms/dr_rpa.pdf
Designation of applicant’s agent: ftp://ftp.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/dr_pa_forms/dr_app_agent.pdf
Vendor direct deposit authorization form: ftp://ftp.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/dr_pa_forms/74_176.pdf
Nonprofit facility questionnaire: ftp://ftp.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/dr_pa_forms/dr_pnp_question.pdf/

Fax these forms to 512-465-5803 and let TCA you’ve done so at 512-463-5535 x0 or at webapp@arts.state.tx.us

**IF YOU PLAN TO APPLY TO FEMA FOR DISASTER RELIEF, YOU MUST DO SO WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE HURRICANE (i.e. by November 12).**

 

Other resources:

Heritage Emergency National Task Force: http://www.heritagepreservation.org/PROGRAMS/TFcurrent.html

Houston Disaster Action free professional assesment of damaged buildings: 713-226-7443

 

3. For individual artists:
FEMA website for individuals: https://www.disasteraid.fema.gov/IAC/displayPage.do?forward=home&

Arthouse Emergency Relief Fund for visual artists: http://www.arthousetexas.org/index.php?_page=load_page&_action=load&_id=85

Craft Emergency Relief Fund: http://craftemergency.org/

Robert Rauschenberg Change Inc. Foundation (one time grants up to $1,000): 212-473-3742

Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program (space and $2,000 – $5,000): http://www.smackmellon.org/howto.html

 

also by Rainey Knudson

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