New York Life Insurance Company and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities have launched a new grant program to support children, adults, families, and communities experiencing trauma resulting from natural disaster or community-wide tragedy.
The program, Building Resilience in the Face of Disaster, will fund and administer efforts among nonprofit community-based organizations providing long-term trauma and grief support to those in geographic areas impacted by major weather disasters in 2017 including Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma, and the California wildfires and significant human-made tragedies that have occurred in the last year and a half including Las Vegas; Sutherland Springs, Texas; and Parkland, Florida.
Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to successfully and effectively implement the grant program and have experience with trauma-informed care and/or grief services and support. Each successful grantee will receive awards of up to $50,000, and a total of $750,000 in support will be awarded.
The full request for proposals can be downloaded online. Learn more by watching the recording of the informational webinar and downloading the answers to frequently asked questions.
July 13 is the deadline to submit proposals.
Direct questions to Jennifer Jones, director of the Change in Mind Institute, at 414-335-0621.