Disaster Relief Program
As leaders in our communities, we believe it is our duty to help our neighbors recover from disastrous events. To ensure funds are readily available, we offer our Members a Disaster Relief Program (DRP). This program provides advances, priced below regular CIP interest rates, to our Members. These advances help finance the recovery efforts of projects located in federal declared disaster areas within FHLB Dallas' five-state District of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. These DRP advances may be used to fund construction or renovations to residential or commercial properties, community facilities, as well as the replacement of equipment, inventory, or personal property.
Arkansas Counties Declared Disaster Areas
In response to severe storms and continuing flooding in Arkansas that began on May 21, 2019, FHLB Dallas has made available its Disaster Relief Program (DRP), a low-cost advance program, to assist recovery efforts in Arkansas. Additionally, affected residents are eligible for the Bank’s Disaster Rebuilding Assistance Program, a grant program designed to support households in the Bank’s member communities that have been declared disaster areas eligible for individual assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
On May 30, 2019, the following counties were designated as disaster areas by FEMA, which qualify for individual assistance: Arkansas, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Jefferson, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell.
Members may apply for Disaster Rebuilding Assistance Program grants until funds are exhausted or December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. For more detailed program information, including application forms, visit
fhlb.com/rebuilding or contact Community Investment at 800.362.2944.
Income Limits Temporarily Suspended for Affected Counties
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has temporarily suspended income limits for individuals and households who have been displaced as a result of the severe winter storm in Nebraska. FHLB Dallas members that have operations or affordable housing projects in Nebraska may be impacted by this change. Vacant rental units assisted by the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) may be leased temporarily to qualifying, displaced individuals and households. Qualifying conditions include:
- The displaced individual/household must have resided in a county designated on or after March 21, 2019 for individual assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other government designated areas as a result of the disaster
- The project owner or sponsor must obtain written approval from the Bank that approved the temporary suspension of household income limits for the project
- The time period for suspension of household income limits shall not extend beyond March 31, 2020
- Project owners or sponsors must maintain and certify the name and former address of each displaced individual/household, and a statement, signed by the head of the household, ascertaining that temporary housing is needed due to damage to the individual’s/household’s home in an eligible county
About the Disaster Relief Program
The DRP makes subsidized advances available to members to assist individuals and families whose homes or businesses were damaged or destroyed as a result of the storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, or flooding.
Under the DRP:
- Funds are priced below the Bank's regular Community Investment Program (CIP) rates.
- Income eligibility limits are expanded to 165 percent of the area median income.
- Advances terms range from three months to 30 years.
Individuals and business owners located within any counties that are subsequently declared as disaster areas by FEMA will also be eligible to apply for DRP funds.
Members that are eligible to execute advances may apply for DRP advances on behalf of affected individuals and organizations in a federal declared disaster area within FHLB Dallas' District.
DRP advances may aid:
Households with incomes at or below 165 percent of the Area Media Income (AMI).
Businesses located in communities in which the average family income is at or below 165 percent of the AMI.
Businesses that will create or retain jobs and meet at least one of the following criteria:
At least 51% of the projects employees have incomes at or below 165% of the AMI.
At least 51% of the families who will benefit from the project have incomes at or below 165% of the AMI.
We price DRP advances below our regular CIP advance interest rates. DRP advances are noncompetitive and available to our Member institutions if disasters occur throughout the District. DRP advances can be fixed rate or floating rate, amortizing or non-amortizing. The terms range from three months to 40 years, and the term of the DRP advance cannot exceed the term of any financing that the Member makes to the project. If we determine that the DRP advance was improperly used, it may be converted to a comparable market interest rate.
In order to be eligible for DRP advances, we require our Members to comply with our
Member Products and Credit Policy.
Disaster Relief Program Application here.
Completed applications and supporting documentation may be faxed to
214.441.8514, or emailed to Member Services at