The Hurricane Disaster Recovery Fund is open only to Long-Term Recovery Groups. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2022. Approved applicants may continue to request funds through December 31, 2022, as long as funds are available. This fund is not open to individuals.
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.
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.