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Grants for Emergency Relief

Posted by Tammi Hughes on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

3620709165_534337ca49_q.jpgHurricane Harvey is causing catastrophic and unprecedented damage and flooding in Texas. Harvey has caused at least 16 confirmed deaths and inland flooding is ongoing in the Greater Houston area. FEMA director Brock Long called Harvey the worst disaster in Texas history, and expected the recovery to take many years. Preliminary estimates of economic losses range anywhere from $10 billion to $50 billion.

To help to those in need, please visit the American Red Cross site for Hurricane Harvey specific donations.

There are grants available to help with emergency needs for organizations as well as community clean up grants to assist with recovery from a disaster. See some of these available grants below and for more opportunities contact us.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

One of this foundation’s goals is to “reduce suffering and save lives in regions affected by natural disasters.” In addition to providing monetary support for emergency relief, this foundation also assists with strengthening the capacity of emergency responders as well as researching new ways to provide disaster assistance. Under emergency relief, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports basic relief support—including food, water, sanitation and hygiene, healthcare, and shelter—in the acute phases of complex emergencies. Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.

Lions Club

When disaster strikes, get in touch with your local Lions Club. Local Lions Clubs can award local grants with money from Lions Club International. The local Lions Club can deem where it awards the grants, so contact the club for specific requirements. There are three grants available:

  1. Disaster Preparedness Grants - These grants help prepare for future disasters. The aim is to bring volunteers from the Lions Club together with emergency personnel and community organizations, to have plans in place before a disaster strikes. These grants range from $5,000 to $10,000. Local funds must account for 10% of the grant request. Priority will be given to districts susceptible to regular and repeated natural disasters.
  2. Emergency Grants - Grants of up to $10,000 are available for communities hit by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people. Grants in this category should help with an urgent need for water, food, clothing, medical supplies, blankets, and cleaning supplies not available from other agencies. When a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, this grant was used to fund 120 meals a day for an emergency shelter that housed people who lost their homes.
  3. Community Recovery Grants - This set of grants is aimed to help with short-term clean-up and repair efforts where immediate needs have already been addressed. These grants total $20,000 and are for current disasters only where at least 100 people have been affected. Construction projects are not eligible. Eligible projects include equipment for debris removal, coordination of blood drives, equipment and supplies for minor repairs of public institutions, and temporary eye clinics for replacement of eyeglasses.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Normally this foundation does not accept unsolicited applications. With the emergent and unprecedented nature of Hurricane Harvey we believe this foundation may be willing to help since one of its main priorities is supporting disaster relief and long-term recovery. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has assisted financially with events such as the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa. Thus far in 2017, the foundation has given $1 million in grants to disaster relief and recovery. We suggest contacting this foundation and initiating a relationship to see if grant money will be available.


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Grants for Disaster Preparedness, Relief

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

16551421138_4bc2a10225_q.jpgHurricane Matthew was an unwanted guest along the east coast and in several islands over the weekend. Matthew hit Florida, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. More than 20 people in the U.S. died. Now, North Carolina is dealing with massive flooding that’s left about 1,500 stranded. And more than 1,000 people in Haiti died when the hurricane hit the country last week.

This is the perfect time to bring awareness to grants that both help prepare for natural disasters before they occur and assist people after disasters strike. See a sampling of these grants below, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more questions.

Lions Club International Foundation

This service organization, normally associated with helping with vision concerns, actually has four different grant programs dedicated to preparing for or helping with disasters. In the last 10 years, the foundation has awarded more than $100 million in these types of grants. Applications for these grants must be submitted to the local Lions Club where the disaster has occurred, so building a relationship with your local club is vital. See details on the all four of the grants below.

  1. Disaster Preparedness Grants- These grants help prepare for future disasters. The aim is to bring volunteers from the Lions Club together with emergency personnel and community organizations, in order to have plans in place before a disaster strikes. These grants range from $5,000 to $10,000. Local funds must account for 10% of the grant request. Priority will be given to districts susceptible to regular and repeated natural disasters.
  2. Emergency Grants- Grants of up to $10,000 are available for communities hit by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people. Grants in this category should help with an urgent need for water, food, clothing, medical supplies, blankets, and cleaning supplies not available from other agencies. When a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, this grant was used to fund 120 meals a day for an emergency shelter that housed people who lost their homes.
  3. Community Recovery Grants- This set of grants is aimed to help with short-term clean up and repair efforts where immediate needs have already been addressed. These grants total $20,000 and are for current disasters only where at least 100 people have been affected. Construction projects are not eligible. Eligible projects include equipment for debris removal, coordination of blood drives, equipment and supplies for minor repairs of public institutions, and temporary eye clinics for replacement of eyeglasses.
  4. Major Catastrophe Grants- These grants cannot be applied for by organizations and instead are directed by the foundation’s board of trustees. These grants are awarded for long-term reconstruction projects like those after Hurricane Katrina in the U.S or the Nepal earthquake.

Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives grants in several different areas, one being emergency relief. They support three different types of emergencies: rapid-onset emergencies, complex emergencies, and slow-onset emergencies. The largest portion of emergency relief grant money goes to rapid-onset emergencies. These types of emergencies are high-impact emergencies such as typhoons or disease outbreaks. This funding aims to help with immediate needs including food, shelter, water, and more. The Gates Foundation also funds complex emergencies, which often include violent elements and disruption of national systems. This money will also fund immediate basic human needs. The last category of funding is slow-onset emergencies. These are classified as events along the lines of drought and famine, whose negative consequences build over time. Grant money in this program must support programs that help build stability in communities. Requests for Proposals are published on the foundation’s website.

Disabled American Veterans

For organizations aiming to assist veterans during emergencies, a great place to start is the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) grant program. This grant program supports veterans that have been the victim of isolated or specific disasters. These grants may be issued for the purpose of providing financial aid, food, clothing and temporary shelter. DAV supply kits – which include backpacks, blankets and hygiene kits – are also provided. Individual veterans and their family members are also eligible to supply directly for this grant program.


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Grants to Keep Your School Safe

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Thu, Oct 8, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

school_safetySadly, school safety is back in the news with the recent tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. TheGrantHelpers put an emphasis on school safety in 2012 when 20 children and six adults were shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We doubled our efforts to find grants to help you secure your schools, and released our "School Emergency Preparedness Overview" to help you see how prepared your school is for an emergency.

 

It might be a good idea to create a list of equipment and items that are necessary to make your school safe. Of course, each list will vary based on your school's needs but some items you may want to have on your list include:

  • Security system such as cameras
  • Improved school lighting
  • ID card readers on entryways
  • Fixed lock entry doorways
  • New solid doors
  • Fences to create definite school boundaries
  • Programs to educate staff, students

Just as important to physical equipment are the procedures put in place to use them, and periodic drills and walk-throughs to assure preparedness.

Funding your your list of school security needs is often a challenge. To help you get a good start, below are selected grant opportunities that may be of interest.

COPS

Two major programs helping to fund school security are included under the umbrella of the US Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant programs. There are two COPS programs that fund school security needs: Community Policing Development (CPD) and COPS Hiring Program (CHP). In Fiscal Year 2015 CPD funded projects related to a number of public safety topic areas totaling $6 million. The COPS Hiring Program awarded 209 grants this fiscal year to hire or rehire police officers. Special consideration was given to those applicants requesting funding for a School Resource Officer. Funding for both of these programs has already been allocated for this fiscal year. It is expected solicitations for these programs will appear late spring/early summer.

Video Insight

Video Insight has created the School Security Grant to help schools attain video surveillance systems. In January 2015, the company began giving away one grant per month, and it will continue to do so until the end of the year. K-12 schools as well as colleges are eligible to apply. Each Video Insight School Security Grant recipient will receive the following equipment:

  • 48 Video Insight Video Management Software (VMS) licenses
  • 16 IP video surveillance cameras
  • 1 video encoder
  • 10 years of the Video Insight Software Upgrade Program (SUP)

Insider Tip: The application for this program is fairly short and simple, yet it may be useful to have your IT person help fill out the application. There are some technology specific questions.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education

This retail store may not seem like a place to find grants for school security needs. However, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education focuses giving on K-12 public/charter education and community improvement projects. The projects can include building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, and safety improvements. Grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000. The fall application cycle ends Oct. 16. That deadline too soon? This foundation accepts applications again in the spring.

For additional information on identifying security risks within your school, or for additional resources on school security, you may want to see our previous blog article, “How Secure Is My School?”

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Our team of experts can help you find funds for all your pressing needs from school security to municipality projects to non-profit programs in general. The first consultation with a Grant Helper with expertise in your specific area of need is always free. Don’t delay and contact us today.

 

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Grants for Public Safety

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 15:11 PM

There is often more than one organization responsible for providing public spublic safetyafety to a municipality. Fire departments, EMS, police departments, non-profit organizations, and emergency management agencies all work together to provide life-saving and critically important services to communities. All of these agencies, and others, require a budget allocation to provide these important public safety services. To help fund training, equipment purchases, and education related to public safety we have compiled a list of selected public safety grants.

FY2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)

This FEMA grant program is the largest fire grant program in the United States with over $300 million available for funding this year. AFG awards financial support to fire departments, EMS organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs). Three different public safety areas are eligible for consideration: operations and safety, vehicle acquisition, and joint/regional. The joint/regional category includes mass disaster training and partnerships between agencies. New this year is the requirement that vehicles purchased must be new, not used. Applications are due Friday, Dec. 5. An estimated 2,700 grants will be awarded this year.

National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation

Police departments, safety organizations, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for grants from the NRA Foundation. There are two grant categories. General grants must promote, advance, and encourage firearms and hunting safety, or they must educate people, especially youth, about firearms. For example, public safety organizations could use this grant to have a firearms education course for youth or adults. For police departments who operate their own shooting range, look at the Foundation’s Shooting Range Grants as well. These grants can be used for permanent improvements to facilities, including construction projects, road improvements, berm work, and even permanently installed trap machines. Deadlines vary by state fund committee. Check the website for specific deadlines.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety

We have written about this grant previously. With a Dec. 15 grant deadline it is worth bringing up again at this time. First responder and public safety organizations with Firehouse Subs locations in their service area are eligible for this program. Five areas are eligible for funding: life-saving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, support for military members, and disaster preparedness and disaster relief. If you miss the Dec. 15 deadline, applications are also accepted March 15, June 15, and Sept. 15.

Digital Voice Stress Analysis Grant Program

Law enforcement agencies in the United States can receive FREE Digital Voice Stress Analyzer software, a $10,000 value, from the manufacturer. One hundred grants are available. This software is a computerized voice analysis software for detection of deception and credibility assessment. Examiner training tuition ($1,500) and annual recertification ($300) are associated costs if you receive the free software.

National Firefighters Endowment Equipment Grant

Grants for $5000 - $6,000 are available from this endowment for purchase of fire department equipment. Eligible equipment includes turnout gear, personal escape kits, helmets, hand-held power lights, communication devices, telephones, personal alert safety systems, air packs, tanks, and more. Equipment must improve the ability to provide life-saving services or to protect the lives of firefighters. A unique component of this program is that to apply, fire departments must submit a video, rather than a written application, explaining their need. There is a rolling deadline for this program.

 

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School Emergency Preparedness, Security Grants & Resources

Posted by Alisyn Franzen on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Emergency Preparedness for SchoolsAs hard as this is to believe, summer is already more than half over for most students, teachers, and school administrators. As the beginning of a new school year draws closer, TheGrantHelpers.com receives more and more inquiries about the high-priority topic of school security and emergency preparedness for schools.

Many schools continuously review, revise, and restock supplies and equipment related to keeping their students safe. In order to assist schools in these tremendously important efforts, we offer this blog, filled with information about grants and resources that may interest anyone trying to fund and/or improve schools’ security and emergency preparedness efforts.

Grants

This grant program can be used for planning, purchasing equipment, training, and other school security support efforts. HSGP supports five core mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. In FY 2014, HSGP allocated a total of more than $1 billion to be awarded, spread across three interconnected grant programs: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). The deadline for applying for FY 2014 funds was May 23, 2014. However, it would be wise to start planning for applications during the FY 2015 funding cycle. In recent years, applications dates varied, beginning in mid-February to mid-May and being due between May and mid-June.

To learn more about FEMA’s HSGP, visit their website. Keep in mind the information here is from FY 2014, and that application submission deadline is now closed.

 

According to one portion of its website, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program gave almost $4 million to fund improvements at 940 schools in 2013. Safety improvements were among the projects awarded. The grant also supports technology improvements, outdoor learning areas, and more.

The fall grant cycle opens on August 1, 2014 and includes a simple grant application that can earn your school up to $5,000. For more information, visit the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education website.

 

The State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants program funds a variety of efforts in the areas of safety and education. Disaster preparedness and disaster recovery are among the programs they support.

Grant applications for 2015 will be available beginning September 2, 2014 through October 31, 2014. For more information, visit the Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants website.

 

Resources

The following are various school security and emergency preparedness resources that may interest schools as they plan emergency response efforts or make their case for emergency preparedness or school security funding.

This website provides many additional resources for emergency preparedness and security for schools.

This PDF document is a detailed guide for creating emergency preparedness plans.

This website includes a crisis planning guide and other information that can help school leaders plan for emergencies, including natural disasters, violent acts, and terrorist acts.

This website includes information on the steps you should take to be prepared in the face of disasters. There is also a “Kids” section that includes fun activities and games of kids, parents, and teachers.

This PDF contains a two-page checklist of security readiness items in four common readiness categories (Mitigation and Prevention, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) drawn from various authoritative sources.

  • Previous Blogs from TheGrantHelpers.com:
  • COPS Grant Program Announced (Note: This grant deadline has passed, but this would be worth keeping in mind for future grant competitions.)

 

There are many, many grants and resources out there for school security and emergency preparedness. Keep in mind that in this blog, we have only featured a select few. If you are interested in learning more about grants for school security or grants for emergency preparedness that may fit your funding needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. One of our specialists would be happy to assist you, and remember, our initial consultations are always free.

 

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Grant Opportunities for Municipality Disaster Planning

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 @ 20:06 PM

Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” When municipalities fail to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters, lives could be at stake. Qdisasteruality planning often requires funding. Unfortunately, funding for disaster planning is decreasing just as the number of disasters is increasing. The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) recently published its 2012 biannual report, which is a comprehensive survey of all the state emergency management agencies, and that survey showed that at least 20 states cut their budgets in the past three years. Beyond that, there were numerous local governments that had budgets cut and programs consolidated. State and local governments are also dealing with furloughs, hiring freezes, and layoffs.

In the wake of several recent natural disasters that have destroyed not only property, but also taken lives, we thought it timely to identify several grants that will help communities be prepared if a disaster strikes.

Emergency Management Performance Grants 

The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) awards grants to help governments prepare for all types of hazards. The purpose of these grants is to help provide necessary direction, coordination, and guidance so that a comprehensive emergency preparedness system exists at all levels for all hazards. There are approximately 58 grants available, and applications are due June 24. There is a cost sharing requirement for this grant.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants (PDM) grants provide funds to state and local governments to implement pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation measures. These measures must be cost-effective and designed to reduce injuries, loss of life, and destruction of property. Unfortunately, the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2013 recommends no funding for this program. Thus, FEMA does not plan to open an application period for the program unless funds are appropriated in the FY 2013 DHS Appropriation Bill. If funds are appropriated, FEMA will post a notice of funding availability at that time.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Awarded by FEMA, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is designed for areas that have been declared a disaster area by the President. This program awards grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The funds may be used to finance projects that will reduce or eliminate the losses from future disasters. Projects must provide a long-term solution to a problem. Applications for mitigation projects are encouraged as soon as possible after the disaster occurs. The program may provide a state with up to 15 percent of the total disaster grants awarded by FEMA. States that meet higher mitigation planning criteria may qualify for a higher percentage. The state or grantee must provide a 25 percent match, which can be fashioned from a combination of cash and in-kind sources.

100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

The Rockefeller Foundation is sponsoring this challenge, in which the Foundation is inviting cities from around the world to apply to become a Resilient City. The Foundation defines building resilience as making people, communities, and systems better prepared to withstand catastrophic events – both natural and manmade – and able to bounce back more quickly and emerge stronger from these shocks and stresses. In August, cities can be nominated through a formal application process. Winning cities will be announced in three rounds over the next three years, with the final round of winners named in 2015. The winners will receive membership in the Resilient Cities Network, which will provide support and knowledge; support to hire a Chief Resilience Officer to oversee the development of a resilience strategy for the city and be part of a learning network of other CROs; and support to create a resilience plan, along with tools and resources for implementation.

American Veterinary Medical Foundation

Let’s not forget about the animals when it comes to disaster preparedness. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has established two grant categories to support state animal disaster preparedness and response efforts. Start-up grants of up to $5,000 will be available to organizations in the early stages of disaster preparedness and response planning. Start-up grants can be used for expenses related to state training and training-related activities. Matching and challenge grants of up to $20,000 are available to those who are further along in the disaster preparedness and response process. Matching and challenge grants can be used for expenses related to state training and training-related activities, medical supplies, and disaster response-related equipment. State grant applications are now being accepted for 2014. The application deadline for 2014 grants will be October 31, 2013.

The Grant Helpers are here to assist you in your grant needs. See a full list of our services, and remember, the first consultation is always free.

 

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Just Announced: COPS Grants Available for FY 2013

Posted by Alisyn Franzen on Wed, May 1, 2013 @ 16:05 PM

The United States Department of Justice has recently announced open solicitations for a series of COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Grant Programs available for FY 2013.

COPS GrantThe COPS Secure our Schools (SOS) Program was created in 1994 and has distributed billions of dollars to US schools. In 1999, the COPS in Schools (CIS) grant program was announced in response to a number of high-profile school shootings. Funding for both programs has declined in recent years. However, over the last few days, COPS issued three new open solicitation announcements for FY 2013. The COPS programs have many strict and specific guidelines, and there have been some major changes in certain FY 2013 requirements.

There is a short window of opportunity to act before the programs’ rapidly approaching deadlines, and there is a lot of paperwork and many requirements to sift through. If you are short on time or staff and you are interested in applying for one or all of these grants, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. We can help you with as much or as little of the process as you need. We are familiar with the COPS programs and have written successful COPS grants in the past. Our experts can offer quality and rushed support when needed.

If you are unsure whether or not the COPS programs are a good match for you, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an educational specialist that can help you determine whether or not one of the COPS programs is a good fit for your school. As the COPS Secure Our Schools program has not been offered for several years, you may also be interested in our free assessment tool, "Is COPS Secure Our Schools Right for You?", as a resource or reference.

 

COPS Hiring Program

Funds in this program are for hiring and rehiring law enforcement officers. The purpose of this program is to create and retain jobs while increasing communities' policing capacities and crime prevention efforts. The FY 2013 version of this program brings with it several important changes that affect funds for hiring school resource officers (SROs), hiring military veterans, and initiating programs to mitigate homicide and gun violence. This grant will fund up to 75% of the salary and benefit costs for an entry-level officer, with a maximum federal share of $125,000 per officer position over a three-year period.

DEADLINE: 5/22/2013 at 7:59 PM ET.

 

Community Policing Development (CPD) Grants

According to the COPS Office website, CPD grants are used to "advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope." There are three main components to community policing: Partnerships, Organizational Transformation, and Problem Solving. Award ceiling: $500,000.

DEADLINE: 5/24/2013 at 5:00 PM ET.

 

Microgrants for Law Enforcement Grants

According to the COPS Office website, Microgrants for Law Enforcement “are open to all state, local, tribal, campus, and/or other law enforcement agencies. Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of community policing and present innovative, replicable community policing initiatives." Award ceiling: $50,000.

DEADLINE: 5/24/2013 at 5:00 PM ET.

 

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Grants for School Security, School Emergency Preparedness

Posted by Alisyn Franzen on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 @ 16:01 PM

Recent and unfortunate acts of violence in U.S. schools have many wondering how safe their local schools are and how to make them safer.  Obvious mitigations include controlling access, adding extra security equipment, and improving school security technologies. However, it is also important to consider less obvious factors as well, such as curbing bullying and better identifying individuals with poor mental health.

School Security Emergency PreparednessIn this article, we highlight just a few of the available grant opportunities that fund school safety. We also discuss other noteworthy funding opportunities that support various aspects of violence prevention. For additional information on identifying security risks within your school, or for additional resources on school security, you may want to see our previous blog article, “How Secure Is My School?” You also might consider downloading our “School Emergency Preparedness Overview,” which includes a 2-page checklist, categorized into the four main areas of readiness, that highlights key points for schools and communities to consider when preparing for and dealing with emergencies.

DEADLINE: Varies depending on the type of grant applied for.

DEADLINE: Accepting applications between Feburary 13, 2013 and August 13, 2013.

 

  • The State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Program supports both safety and anti-bullying grants. See the following websites for more information:

DEADLINE: Not published. Applications to be made available beginning February 2013.

DEADLINE: Deadlines vary depending on the type of grant applied for.

 

DEADLINE: Applications accepted and reviewed on a continuing basis.

 

DEADLINE: Not published.

DEADLINE: Not published.

    • Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation, 119 N. Main St., Elgin, TX 78621. Phone: 512-273-2253. (no website)

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