Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced today that the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA have approved a $1.6 million grant for the City of Baytown. The grant was approved to reimburse the City of Baytown for costs incurred while housing evacuees from Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

This is great news for the City of Baytown, said Poe. The people of Baytown immediately took charge and saw to the every need of the folks coming in from Louisiana. I am glad to see that they are being reimbursed for their expenses and not left footing the bill for their hospitality.

The State of Texas administers FEMAs Public Assistance program under which eligible and documented disaster-related costs are reimbursed to state and local government agencies. For more information on Texas disaster recovery visit or