DALLAS (CBSDFW) – People affected by the tornado that hit Rowlett in December 2015 have a few more weeks to apply for financial help from a fund set up by the local community.

The Rowlett Long-Term Recovery Committee raised more than $300,000 dollars from donations after the E-F 4 tornado, and Whitney Lanning says they’ve been making grants to help people with re-construction costs.

“We will provide up to $15,000 for any project that need to be done” says Lanning.

The initial applications are handled by a non-profit group – and the deadline to apply is September 9th.

People can contact a case manager at Catholic Charities and file a claim.

Lanning says the fund still has more than $40, 000 in funds available for people who still need help.