Individual and Households Program
Disaster Assistance Grants
Federal Assistance to Individual and Households Program (IHP)
The IHP is a federal/state program administered by FEMA and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The program is available to all people who qualify regardless of race, sex, religion, color, or national origin.
If your property has been lost or damaged because of a major disaster, you may be able to get a grant of up to $32,900.00. The grants are made up of federal and state tax dollars and do not have to be repaid. If you qualify, you will not get the money immediately, but a check will be sent to you as quickly as possible.
The Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP) has two provisions of assistance:
Who is Eligible
Any head of a household in the declared area may apply for a grant. Both homeowners and renters may apply. Household members not classified as dependents by the Internal Revenue Service must apply separately. People visiting or passing through the area who had damages when the disaster occurred may be eligible.
What is Covered
The grant covers only disaster-related necessary expenses and serious needs, such as
transportation, personal property, and medical, dental, and funeral expenses.
What Is Not Covered
The grant does not cover:
How to Apply
Apply for assistance by calling the toll-free number provided by FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Applications are accepted for 60 days after the date of the presidential declaration, although a 30-day extension may be granted in unusual circumstances.
What Will Happen Nex