|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Volunteer Florida Foundation announced that additional Florida Disaster Fund grants will be made available for organizations that are engaged in Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster.
Volunteer Florida CEO, Clay Ingram said, “The Florida Disaster Fund was established to help Florida’s communities as they respond days after disaster events and continue to recover in the months and years to follow. We are proud to support the long-term recovery efforts of these communities.”
Guidance on the grant cycle and application process is available on the Volunteer Florida website, volunteerflorida.org/grants. The initial application window will open on August 12, 2019 at 9 am (ET) with the deadline for submissions being August 23, 2019 at 5 pm (ET). The available grant funding for Hurricane Irma recovery activities will be $5,000,000 and the available grant funding for Hurricane Michael recovery activities will be $3,000,000.
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Established in accordance with Section 14.29 (9), Florida Statutes, the Volunteer Florida Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, was established in 2004 to fulfill needs unmet by other disaster relief organizations.