Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Hurricane Disaster Recovery Fund

Long-Term Recovery Group Hurricane Disaster Recovery Fund


The Hurricane Disaster Recovery Fund will support the efforts of disaster Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRG) operating and serving individuals and households within the Foundation's service area affected by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Funds can only be used to address documented unmet needs caused by Hurricanes Laura and Delta as identified by the LTRG. The fund is not open to individuals.


To be eligible for funding, Long-Term Recovery Groups must have the following:
  • Classified as a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or government entity.
  • Non-incorporated groups may work through a qualified fiscal agent subject to an executed Memorandum of Understanding
  • Established governance and/or committee structures adopted by by-laws or charter. 
  • Clear geographical description of the population served. 
  • At least 75% of group and committee members are from the communities served by the LTRG.
  • A defined and documented process for considering and approving/denying unmet needs cases, including a scale or matrix used to prioritize cases. 

Funding Guidelines

Funds can only be used to address needs caused by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Funding parameters include:

  • Funding amount will be based on the documented unmet needs submitted by the Long-Term Recovery Group. 
  • Funds are ONLY to be used after all federal, local, state and personal resources have been exhausted and the LTRG has determined they do not have the resources to fully address the need.
  • Cases submitted must first go through a case management process.
  • LTRG cannot provide funds directly to hurricane survivors.
  • Funds can be used for items such as, but not limited to: building supplies; medical supplies; construction; contract labor; equipment; food; mental health counseling; transportation assistance to essential appointments; convening and facilitating meetings; and reporting. 
  • The maximum amount that any LTRG can spend on an individual household is $5,000.
  • Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2022.

Services should impact residents within the Foundation’s nine-parish service area of: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.

Application Submission Process

Applications for the Hurricane Disaster Recovery Fund will be accepted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process only. (See link to online application in right column.)

Applicants should thoroughly review the eligibility criteria and allowable expenses outlined in the Key Materials section in the right column. Assistance from Foundation staff is available at no cost to applicants requesting help with the submission process.



Informational Webinar

An Informational Webinar to discuss the Foundation's Hurricane Relief and Recovery Funds was presented on October 29, 2020. To view a recording of the webinar, click the button below. 

The presentations from the webinar can be found in the Key Materials section below. 

Click to View Webinar Recording

Submit an Application

All applications must be submitted using the online submission process. Note: This fund is only available to Long-Term Recovery Groups; Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Important note: Applications to the Hurricane Disaster Recovery Fund will be accepted until November 30, 2022. 


For questions related to this Fund, contact:
Courtney Keys, Programs Assistant
The Rapides Foundation
Phone: 318-443-3394 or 800-994-3394
Direct line: 318-767-3013

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