Florida Hurricane Relief Fund Distribution Priorities/Processes
Phases I and II, Special Funding - Update, January 24, 2005
The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund distribution priorities and
processes are described below. For further information please
email or call Liza McFadden, president of the Volunteer Florida
or grants administrators Jana Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org and
Roosevelt Alexander, email@example.com.
Special note: Fund allocations are being made in phases to give
counties, many hit multiple times this hurricane season, the opportunity
to accurately assess needs on an ongoing basis as restoration progresses.
We welcome suggestions on allocation procedures. Please contact
As of January 24, 2005
Total Identified for Disbursement: $14 million
Total Received to Fund: $19 million
Donor-Restricted Nonprofit Grants -- $2 million. Deadline
is February 15, 2005. Announced January 14, 2005, generous donations from Bank
of America and Home Depot will be restricted for nonprofits working
in restoration and recovery. RFP’s are posted below.
Phase I funding is now closed. For a list of county uses, please
see the listing below by clicking on the PDF listed below. Funds
encumbered for Phase I include $3,913,677 to eligible counties;
just over $1 million in donor-restricted funds to Area Councils
on Aging and $200,000 in donor-restricted funds to Charlotte County.
Phase II allocation process is a two-tiered structure with Part
A for Nonprofits and Part B for continued Formula Funding to counties
Nonprofits -- $1 million
Nonprofits serving multiple counties or working statewide, can
apply for assistance from the fund through Florida Hurricane
Relief Fund, Phase II, Part A. Funds in the amount of $1
million will be available for this purpose. Allocations may be used by
nonprofits to: (1) assist migrant workers impacted by the hurricanes;
(2) assist in the repair and rebuilding of individuals’ homes;
(3) provide funds for volunteer program management; and (4) rebuild
damaged structures that house nonprofit organizations. The request
for proposal for nonprofits is available on this section of the
website (scroll down to the RFP link on this
are now under review, but applications will be accepted on an
ongoing basis as long as funding is available.
Florida Hurricane Relief Fund, Phase II, Part B. Amounts are as
Hardest Hit Counties -- $ 5 million, deadline was Jan. 10, 2005.
Funds will be made available to the 16 most severely impacted counties:
Hardee, DeSoto, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Indian River, Santa
Rosa, Escambia, Charlotte, Osceola, Martin, Brevard, Highlands,
Volusia, Putnam and Palm Beach. Applications now under review.
Eligible Counties from Phase I -- $1 million, deadline was Jan.
14, 2005. An additional $1 million has been set aside for additional
funding to counties not on the hardest hit list, but that were
deemed eligible for funding during Phase I. Applications are now
Phase III disbursement plans will be announced at a later date.
Funds received in the future will be part of our Phase III disbursement
plan. The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund will continue to analyze
unmet need trends, work with FEMA and local community staff and
amend our processes and plans to continue to help those with the
greatest needs. Additionally, we welcome input on procedures. Please