Rowlett Ready is a community-focused group formed to help direct disaster related resources to those who need them in the City of Rowlett. This program is activated whenever there is a disaster declaration affecting the City of Rowlett. Rowlett Ready is a program of the Rowlett Community Organizations Active in Disaster (RCOAD) Committee. If you were affected by the severe winter weather event, please visit Rowlett Ready for a wealth of information and resources available now!
Apply for Individual and Household Assistance Program at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 (1-800-463-7585 TTY).
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster.
The SBA has established a Virtual Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to business owners. In addition, SBA has opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners and renters.
Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDT
Rowlett residents affected by this week’s winter storms – we ask that you please participate in the State’s survey here: https://arcg.is/uOrOb. The objective is to identify damages across Texas, and to help emergency management officials gain an understanding of those damages that have occurred. This will facilitate targeted assistance to be directed to the local level and will also help the State seek federal assistance.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the February winter storm. Under Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4586-DR) dated February 19, 2021, workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from the winter storm may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits. Applications for DUA must be submitted by March 26, 2021. Visit https://bit.ly/2O2hgaz for information and to apply.
Resumes Monday, February 22 on the normal schedule - i.e. Monday routes will be collected on Monday, Tuesday's on Tuesday, and so on.
Trash and Recycling Collection Information
They are working 12 hour shifts to accommodate the extra volume, and FCC staff will pick up any closed garbage bags placed by the polycart as long as they are under 45 pounds.
Brush and Bulky Waste Collection Information
Please place brush and bulky waste in front of your house, between the curb and sidewalk (do not block water meters, fire hydrants, alleys, sidewalks, driveways or roadways). Visit https://www.ci.rowlett.tx.us/914/Brush-and-Bulk-Collection for more bulk pickup information, including acceptable materials.
FCC will work diligently to collect all bulk setout in the first week – however, it may take several days as FCC trip times are limited by the (currently long!) lines to drop off at the landfill. We will continue to communicate any updates to the schedule and operations. We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience!
Governor Abbott has waived certain regulations that allows certain registered and qualified Plumber’s apprentices to perform needed repairs, this includes out-of-state and expired-licenses giving out provisional permits to out-of-state plumbers and waiving some fees and examination requirements for plumbers whose licenses have expired. More information is provided at the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners website.
In addition, Utility Billing has suspended all utility bill late penalties until March 9 and disconnections for non-payment until March 17.