Fort Bend ISD understands that many of our staff members, students and neighbors have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and we remain committed to supporting families throughout the recovery process.
In order to support our staff members and community members, we compiled a list of resources you may find helpful, as well as ways you can assist those who have been affected. Please continue to check this webpage for more information about the District’s recovery and relief efforts, as it will continue to be updated as information becomes available.
How was my campus impacted?
Should repairs necessitate any changes to your child’s campus, parents and staff members will receive information directly from their campus principal. Following a preliminary assessment, Fort Bend ISD has three campuses that will not be able to reopen the week of September 11. More information can be found by clicking the button below.
Free meals and other support for displaced students
If your student is homeless or displaced due to Hurricane Harvey, please contact your child’s campus beginning Friday, September 8. Under the McKinney-Vento Act, students may be eligible for:
- Free meals
- Other services
The Houston Food Bank and Emergency Food Pantry is also distributing food items to families in need.
Disaster SNAP (DSNAP) Benefits. Residents in Fort Bend County may only apply for D-SNAP between September 25 - October 1 at the Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, TX. Applicanst must apply on certain days depending on the first letter of their last name. Find out more.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE: NOVEMBER 24, 2017
If your property sustained damaged due to Hurricane Harvey, the deadline to register for Disaster Assistance with FEMA is November 24, 2017. See the English or Spanish flyers for more information.
If your family suffered property damage or loss as the result of the storm, you are encouraged to register with FEMA to determine if you are eligible for assistance. Also, if you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels or motels for a limited period of time. Learn more at www.femaevachotels.com.
Important information concerning mold and flood clean up can be found on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website.
Families seeking unemployment assistance may refer to the Texas Workforce Commission, and for legal assistance, Texas Law Help.
To help families during the flood assistance process, Fort Bend County has opened three disaster recovery centers. Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filling out an application. The centers are at the following locations:
Fort Bend County Sienna Annex
5855 Sienna Spring Way
Missouri City, TX 77459
Monday – Sunday
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Simonton Community Church
9703 FM 1489 (Simonton Rd.)
Simonton, TX 77476
Monday – Saturday
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Katy Mills Mall
5000 Katy Mills Cir
Katy, TX 77494
Monday – Sunday
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Go to the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s page for more information.
Harvey Recovery Fair
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management invites residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to a recovery fair at the Harris County Precinct 2 North East Community Center.
See the Harris County HCOHSEM’s website for more information.
Additional information regarding Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts may be found on the following websites:
Who to Call:
- Houston Food Bank Hotline: 1-832-369-9390
- Nutritional Assistance Program (DSNAP): 1-877-541-7905
- United Way Fort Bend County: 1-281-207-2300 (For 24-hour information dial 2-1-1.)
- Texas Workforce Commission: 1-800-939-6631 (if you lost wages due to the flood)
- Texas Emergency Assistance Hotline: 1-877-541-7905
- Local American Red Cross: 1-713-526-8300
- Roadside Assistance: 1-800-525-5555
- TxDOT Statewide Road Closures: 1-800-452-9292
- U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Customer Service Center: 1-800-655-2955
- State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission Disaster Assistance Program: 1-800-582-5233
- FEMA Recovery Assistance: 1-800-621-3362
- Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (for individuals with disabilities): 1-800-626-4959
- Disaster Distress Hotline (multilingual): 1-800-985-5990 (or text TalkWithUs to 66746)
- Legal hotline (multilingual): 1-800-504-7030
Helpful information/resources to support children following a natural disaster: