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STAR Fund - Helping Texas Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Disaster

The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief. As natural disasters continue to impact Texas farmers and ranchers, the need for donations continues.

Assistance

“Every day, we depend on farmers and ranchers to provide our families with the healthy
food and warm clothes that sustains our lives, and now is the time for Texas producers
to lean on us,” Commissioner Miller said. “This is not a hand out, rather it’s a helping
hand. I hope people will take advantage of these funds if you need them.”

In general, deadline for STAR Fund Assistance is 60 business days after the Governor
issues a disaster declaration proclamation for the county.


Specific disaster declaration deadlines and status:

April 2016 severe flooding events.

§  Applications Deadline:  OPEN.
§  Governor Abbott has made the following severe flood events 
disaster declarations

Date of Proclamation County Reason Date STAR Fund Eligibility Expires (60 Business Days)
4/22/2016 Austin Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Bastrop Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Bosque Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Colorado Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Fayette Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Fort Bend Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Grimes Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Harris Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Liberty Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Milam Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Montgomery Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Palo Pinto  Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Parker Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 San Jancinto Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Waller Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
4/22/2016 Wharton Severe flooding Friday, July 15, 2016
Updated: 4/25/2016

March 2016 severe flooding events.

§  Applications Deadline:  OPEN.
§  Governor Abbott has made the following severe flood events 
disaster declarations

Date of Proclamation County Reason Date STAR Fund Eligibility Expires (60 Business Days)
3/16/2016 Angelina Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Erath Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Gregg Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Hardin Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016  Harrison Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Henderson Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Hood Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Jasper Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Jefferson Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Liberty Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Madison Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Marion Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Newton Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Orange Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Parker Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Sabine Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 San Augustine Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016  Shelby Severe flooding  Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Smith Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
3/16/2016 Tyler Severe flooding Monday, June 6, 2016
updated: 3/22/2016











Date of Proclamation

County

Reason

Date STAR Fund Eligibility Expires (60 Business Days)

10/15/2015

Bastrop

Wildfires

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Donations

To make a donation via check please send it to the 
following address: 

STAR Fund
Texas Department of Agriculture
1700 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701


To Donate by PayPal
 
STAR Fund Application
STAR Assistance Application 2015-Oct - Required
IRS W-9 - Required
Application for Texas Identification Number - Required
Direct Deposit - Optional

Funding Assistance Contact information

Mindy Fryer
Grant Coordinator
(512) 463-6908

Brenda Tharp
Grant Coordinator
(512) 463-6695


Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov


 
Closed Rounds

December 2015 severe winter weather and tornado disaster declarations
§  Applications Deadline:  Closed. 
§  Status: Applications are being processed.

November 2015 severe weather, tornado and flooding events
§  Applications Deadline:  Closed. 
§  Status: Applications are being processed.

October 2015 wildfires
§  Applications Deadline:  Closed.

May 2015 severe weather, tornado and flooding events.
§  Application Deadline: CLOSED. 
§  Status: Eligible Applications have been processed and final payments are being made.

updated 4/21/16



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