Community Resources

We have strong communities, and there are many resources in place to help those in need. Find an organization that can help you.

Federal

FEMA

FEMA has business and individual resources available to citizens living in areas impacted by a disaster declaration.

Click on “Apply for Assistance 4586” to apply for assistance.

Individual Citizens

  • If you sustained damage from snow and ice during the winter storms and you have insurance, contact your insurance company and then FEMA. Your insurance claim information is needed to determine eligibility for federal assistance.
  • Learn what steps to take before applying for FEMA assistance.
  • If you are uninsured, the fastest and easiest way to apply for assistance is online at DisasterAssistance.gov. You can apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no waiting or delays.
  • Note: FEMA cannot reimburse you for food lost due to a power failure. However, voluntary organizations in your community may be able to help. You can also call 211 for assistance.
  • There are also FAQs on rumors on what FEMA can or cannot do. Scroll down further on the page: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4586
  • If you received a letter from FEMA that says you’re ineligible for help or that there is “no decision,” read the letter carefully. FEMA may need additional information from you to continue processing your application.
  • FEMA in your language (click on pull down menu at the top of the page to see other language choices)

Governments and Nonprofits

  • FEMA helps state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. After an event like a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or wildfire, communities need help to cover their costs for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure.

FEMA Information for Texas

U.S. Small Business Association

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency on their website .

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications.

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

U.S. Small Business Association

State

Texas Health and Human Services

Here you can find resources for food, healthcare, housing, and winter storm assistance. You can also find this information at www.211texas.org, by dialing 2-1-1, or by calling 877-541-7905.

Texas Health and Human Services

Local

Finding Help (Formerly Aunt Bertha)

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs.

Finding Help: Online Community Resources

Highland Lakes Crisis Center

Community and crisis resources for citizens in Burnet and Llano counties.

Highland Lakes Crisis Center

United Way of Williamson County

A comprehensive list of resources for Williamson County, including contacts for emergency food assistance, housing, utilities, medical care, and mental health services.

United Way of Williamson County