What’s Happening with the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund

People wave from the roof of a house in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, to signal helicopter crew for help, Puerto Rico, Oct. 14, 2017. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi)

People wave from the roof of a house in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, to signal helicopter crew for help, Puerto Rico, Oct. 14, 2017. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi)
People wave from the roof of a house in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, to signal helicopter crew for help, Puerto Rico, Oct. 14, 2017. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi)

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve launched a request for proposals through the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund (the Fund). Interested organizations are encouraged to apply for funding.
The Fund’s purpose is to support medium and long-term needs, especially programs that support vulnerable populations, fill in gaps where public resources are unavailable or scarce, and promote and facilitate collaborative relationships among funders and responding organizations.
The Fund’s Grant Committee has determined that funding will focus on the areas of

  1. food security
  2. health and mental health needs of older adults
  3. livelihoods and economic recovery for communities

Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how projects support these criteria and further show resiliency, innovation and cross-sector support of vulnerable populations.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is extraordinarily thankful to the grant committee for their time, expertise, and creativity. The committee includes:

Click here to learn more about the RFP process.
We are hopeful that organizations actively working on recovery efforts across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean will submit their letters of intent by July 13, 2018. Questions about this LOI or RFP process should be directed to Natalie Worthan, at natalie.worthan@disasterphilanthropy.org.

More like this

Support equitable disaster recovery today!

Your gift to CDP’s #GivingTuesday campaign will be matched by a generous donor, doubling your impact!

Give now