Monday, September 12, 2011

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits Providing Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding After Hurricane Irene

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: October 31, 2011

AmeriCares Launches U.S. Disaster Recovery Grant Program to Aid Survivors of Storms and Flooding

AmeriCares, a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs in the United States and internationally, has announced the launch of a $500,000 disaster recovery initiative to aid survivors of Hurricane Irene and other recent storms.

The initiative will provide funding to nonprofit organizations responding to the recent hurricane, as well as to nonprofits continuing to rebuild and aid recovery efforts in the wake of the tornadoes in the Midwest and South, Mississippi and Missouri river flooding, and other major natural disasters that have taken place since February 1, 2011.

Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or have a suitable fiscal agent. Organizations should demonstrate a commitment to work in solidarity with affected communities, with compassion, transparency, and a commitment to excellence; sufficient expertise, suitable staffing, and administrative capacity to implement the proposed project; and ability to report on project outcomes, including quantitative indicators and qualitative assessment.

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded to projects in the health sector, with an emphasis on medical and dental care for the uninsured, mental health and psychosocial support services, and preparedness for future disasters. Funds will support a wide variety of initiatives, including restoring and expanding health services in affected communities, increasing access to medicine, providing counseling and case management for survivors, repairing damaged facilities, and enhancing emergency response capabilities.

Grants will fund projects for up to twelve months.

Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis from September 1, 2011, through October 31, 2011.

Visit the AmeriCares Web site for the complete Request for Proposals and application procedures.

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