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Security/Emergency Information

FEMA nonprofit aid forms and info

  1. Links to forms for FEMA aid to nonprofits are listed below.
  2. If your nonprofit organization suffered damage during the storm, fill out a Request for Public Assistance. By submitting the form you will put yourself in the queue and a team will follow up with your organization. They are responding to applications on a first-come-first-serve basis, so the earlier that you submit the faster the response will be. There is a 30 day deadline. We don’t know when they started counting, so submit the form NOW!
  3. FEMA will give assistance to certain types of nonprofits (see pp. 9-10 of the Applicant’s Brief). If your organization is not on the list, fill out a Request for Public Assistance anyway. We are working at liberalizing the definitions (Thanks to Jarrod Bernstein of the White House and Nathan Diament of the Orthodox Union). File even though it is unclear what types of nonprofit entities will be considered eligible or later it becomes apparent that you don’t need FEMA assistance.  There is no penalty for applying in order to meet the deadline when things are unclear or in flux.

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Hurricane Sandy
Declaration Date: October 30, 2012
Incident Period: October 27 – Continuing

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