Borrowing from a post on our Library Developments blog at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/librarydevelopments/:
The FEMA Request for Public Assistance (RPA) deadline is now 5:00 pm, Oct. 31, 2017.
This is a critical deadline and supersedes any previous deadlines provided by the State. If your arts organization, cultural institution, or government entity misses it, you miss the opportunity to be considered for, and possibly receive, federal disaster assistance.
The FEMA News Release about the October 31 RPA deadline can be found at https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/10/07/deadline-governmental-jurisdictions-and-private-nonprofits-request-0.
Rebuilding Texas Libraries deadline:
Next Monday, October 16, is the deadline for applying for our Rebuilding Texas Libraries grants. These grants provide $5,000 for single-location libraries or up to $25,000 for multi-branch locations for Harvey-related recovery in the impacted counties. For eligibility and application information, please visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/rebuilding-texas-libraries
In yesterday’s Houston Chronicle:
Great article on the value of libraries as an essential service after a disaster, focusing on the efforts of Houston Public Library and others in the Houston are to provide basic services to the community. Harvey has highlighted once again that libraries are a critical element of the community infrastructure. That article can be found at: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-area-libraries-struggle-to-recover-from-12273984.php?cmpid=twitter-premium