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Our Communities United...Hurricane Sandy and Her Aftermath
Fund for Health & Human Service Organizations

If you are an individual suffering losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy and would like to apply for assistance, dial 2-1-1 to find a trained Recovery Fund Case Manager near you. 2-1-1 is a free call from anywhere in CT and open 24 hours. The information and application below is for nonprofit organizations only.Our Communities United

Deadline to Apply: March 25, 2013  12:00pm

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and Partners have established a fund to support Health and Human Service Organizations that, due to Hurricane Sandy, are challenged in their ability to provide critical supports to individuals and families in need.

Application: Click here to download an application but please read the following eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

Impacted organizations that qualify for review must:

  • Be located in and serve New London County or Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation;
  • Have provided health and human services to low-income and vulnerable populations prior to Hurricane Sandy;
  • Have a valid 501(c) 3 status (with the exception of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation);
  • Demonstrate a need for funds and a plan to utilize them.

Organizations selected for funding will be required to submit a report that documents how the resources were utilized. Organizations must retain copies of receipts, work orders, and any documentation that substantiates the expenses covered by the United Way grant.  Photographs may be submitted with application.

Eligible Expenses

Qualified expenses due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy include (but not limited to):

  • Repairs and replacement of equipment for operations;
  • Funds for replacement of services, supports, or supplies;
  • Costs related to the organization displacement or the securing of temporary office space because of displacement;
  • Organization’s infrastructure (must have registered with FEMA and  gone through insurance):
    • Deductibles
    • Cost above and beyond FEMA contribution
    • Items not covered by FEMA
    • Lost wages due to agency closings and/or loss of billable hours
    • Other as deemed appropriate
  • Long Term/Preventative efforts for future weather related disasters:
    • Supplemental & Emergency Food System Enhancement
    • Emergency Kits/Radios
    • Shelf-Stable Food
    • Cots
    • Emergency Preparedness Planning
    • Other as deemed appropriate