In light of the recent activation of the State Emergency Operations Center and requests by potential applicants, the Volunteer Florida Foundation has extended the application window for the Florida Disaster Fund grant funding so organizations can focus on responding to COVID-19. Applications will now be due by 5 pm (ET) on Friday, April 10, 2020.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Volunteer Florida Foundation announced that additional Florida Disaster Fund grant funding is available for organizations engaged in Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael long-term 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 disaster.
“The Volunteer Florida Foundation is pleased to announce additional funding that will help Floridians who are still recovering from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram. “The Florida Disaster Fund was established to help our communities every step of the way, from immediate response to complete recovery.”
Click here to view the grant application and FAQs. Applications are due Friday, March 27 at 5 pm (ET). The available grant funding for Hurricane Irma recovery activities is $3,875,000 and the available grant funding for Hurricane Michael recovery activities is $2,795,000.
In 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. After 25 years, Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida, and recently launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect. Through our work, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live.