The American Red Cross plans to award approximately $50 million in donated dollars through its Hurricane Harvey Recovery Grants Program to fund community-based recovery services across the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Non-profit organizations interested in applying for funding can review the Program Guidelines. The deadline to submit grant applications through this open and competitive process is July 2 at 5:00pm CST.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Red Cross mounted a massive response and provided emergency services to hundreds of thousands of affected Texans. This included sheltering thousands of people over many weeks, sending emergency response vehicles into neighborhoods to deliver meals, snacks and relief items, and providing health services as well as emotional and spiritual support. We also issued more than $230 million in direct financial assistance to help 575,000 households address their immediate disaster needs. A detailed report on services provided and donated funds spent as is available in our six-month report.
Following the emergency phase of our response, the Red Cross is delivering services that help affected households and communities address their recovery needs. This includes recovery assistance to homeowners and renters whose homes were destroyed or sustained major damage. We are working in partnership with local and state government, non-profit partners, faith-based organizations, and Long-Term Recovery Committees to meet the ongoing needs of people impacted by this devastating storm.
Through the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Grants Program, the Red Cross will provide significant funding to established non-profits best able to help hurricane-damaged communities address the needs of their most vulnerable residents. The Red Cross will make strategic grants to organizations with a strong track record of providing services in areas of need, including home repair; recovery supporting service providers, such as Long-Term Recovery Committees and legal advocacy groups; behavioral health services; and outreach and engagement of underserved households, including people with disabilities, the elderly, and people who cannot access government services.
Many communities are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. For this reason, the Red Cross will give preference to non-profits with the institutional capacity to quickly scale up recovery services. For the duration of funding, the Red Cross will help to ensure the delivery of quality services by grantees and will monitor progress toward recovery service goals that benefit the community.
Grant terms will be between 6 and 24 months. Award amounts to successful applicant organizations will take into account the amount of recovery grant funding available to hurricane-damaged communities from other funding sources.
For detailed information on how to apply, please review the Program Guidelines and Application Instructions.
Please read the guidelines prior to drafting your grant application. Grant applications will be submitted online through the Grants Management Information System according to the Applicant Process and Instructions provided in the guidelines.