FFTC announces second round of grants for Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

FFTC announces second round of grants for Hurricane Florence recovery efforts


Focus on short-term and long-term assistance to Florence victims in NC and SC

CHARLOTTE – Foundation For The Carolinas announced an open call to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, governments and community-based groups to apply for the second round of competitive grants from its Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

Programs focused on short-term and long-term relief, recovery or rebuilding assistance for Hurricane Florence impacted areas in North Carolina and South Carolina will be considered. Project focus areas include, but are not limited to, basic needs, children and youth, housing repair, temporary shelter, mental health and animal welfare.

Priority will be given to groups serving residents in FEMA-disaster-declared counties. Most awards will be up to $50,000, though exceptional projects will be considered for up to $100,000. All proposals are encouraged to identify additional funding sources and partnerships with other organizations. Previous grant recipients and applicants are eligible.

For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.fftc.org/grants. Grant applications will be accepted beginning Feb. 1 through March 15 at noon EDT.
The Hurricane Florence Response Fund was launched in September 2018. The response nationwide was robust, with donations from local and national businesses, nonprofits and individuals, including Michael Jordan, the Charlotte Hornets, Stephen Colbert and members of the Carolina Panthers. Thus far, the fund has granted $750,000 to 20 hurricane recovery-focused organizations. To give, visit www.fftc.org/HurricaneResponse.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with potential for grants awarded during each week of the open cycle. Actual award amounts will be based on project merit and available funds. For more information, contact Will Jones at wjones@fftc.org or 704.973.4542.