Emergency Assistance Grant
The RCOAD Emergency Assistance Grant (EAG) program is designed to provide immediate, short-term assistance to Rowlett residents who need immediate relocation due to an unforeseen calamity which renders their primary residence uninhabitable.
Rowlett residents who have proof of residency (such as one of below):
- Driver’s license with an address within the City of Rowlett boundaries
- Lease or mortgage document for a dwelling within the City of Rowlett boundaries
- City of Rowlett utility bill or other utility bill in their name with the address of the affected property
- DCAD or RCAD entry
What is covered:
Personal emergencies that require immediate relocation due to an unforeseen calamity which renders their primary residence uninhabitable.
What is not covered:
- Relocations resulting from:
- local, state or nation-wide declared disaster or emergency
- acts of war, terrorism, protest, riots, or law enforcement action
- eviction or other legal removal from premises, or landlord-tenant issues
- Immediate relocation expenses that are covered by insurance or another source of funding that would create a duplication of benefits.
- Claims that are reported more than 24 hours after the personal emergency.
What the EAG provides:
- Phase I: Up to two nights temporary lodging at a local hotel. The RCOAD reserves the right to select an appropriate facility. Phase I benefits will be available as soon as possible once approved.
- Phase II: $100 per person up to a maximum of $500 per family for food and clothing. Phase II benefits, once approved, will be available usually the next day or within 24 hours after the incident.
- Referrals to other resources for food, clothing and other assistance where applicable.
How to apply for funds:
EAG applications are submitted for consideration to the RCOAD Chair or their designee by Rowlett Office of Emergency Management, Rowlett Fire or Police Departments, or by RCOAD committee members.