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Severe Weather
An eligible entity is an agriculture business/operation/ranch/farm located in a county declared a disaster by the Texas Governor. Applicants should submit documentation for agricultural related expenses not paid for by insurance or other governmental sources for costs directly related to rebuild from the natural disaster. Applicant must demonstrate that expenses incurred were related to agriculture production and directly caused by the disaster. If an entity/business/operation/ranch/farm is owned by more than one person, only one application may be submitted. An entity/business/operation/ranch/farm is eligible for only one single award every 24 months, regardless of the number of owners.
  • Agriculture business means - a business that is or proposes to be engaged in producing, processing, marketing, or exporting an agricultural product.
  • For-Profit/Commercial Production and Non-profit entities are eligible. Backyard gardens and hobby farms are not eligible.
  • Agricultural product means - an agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, or vegetable product, bees, honey, fish or other seafood, planting seed, livestock, a livestock product, a forestry product, poultry, or a poultry product. Person means one property/entity/owner.

Current Disaster Declarations
Available Assistance
updated: 5/3/2024

There are two disaster declarations for the month of April, applications for both are are due September 30, 2024 by 11:59 pm. 

April 15, 2024 Severe Weather -severe storms and flooding event that began on April 9, 2024.  See disaster proclamation for eligible counties.
April 30, 2024 Severe Weathersevere storms and flooding that began on April 26, 2024.  See disaster proclamation for eligible counties. 

           Amended on May 2 

           Amended on May 7 

           Amended on May 15 

           Amended on May 20

           Amended on May 26 

How to apply?

There are two options to access the application:

1. Online-  2024 Severe Weather Online Application Instructions
2. Contact STARFund@TexasAgriculture.gov for a paper copy of the application.

Overview of the online process:

Download application instructions  Step 2 register in TDA-GO online application portal 
 STEP 3 complete application online  STEP 4 submit application online
note: sam/uei/duns number is not required to apply for this grant. see application instruction for guidance.