AmeriCares Announces Recovery Grants

By: Mollie Melbourne

AmeriCares has launched a $500,000 U.S. Disaster Recovery Initiative to aid survivors of Hurricane Irene and other recent storms affecting the East Coast, Midwest and the South. AmeriCares will award grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 for projects in the health sector with an emphasis on medical and dental care for the uninsured, mental health and psychosocial support services, as well as preparedness for future disasters.

With this initiative AmeriCares is supporting agencies responding to the recent hurricane, along with nonprofit organizations continuing to rebuild and aid the recovery in the wake of the tornadoes, Mississippi and Missouri river flooding and other major emergencies since February 1, 2011. The funds will support a wide variety of initiatives, including restoring and expanding health services in affected communities, increasing access to medicine, providing counseling and case management for survivors, repairing damaged facilities, and enhancing emergency response capabilities. AmeriCares will award funding on a first-come, first-served basis through Oct. 31, 2011.

If you are interested in applying for a U.S. Disaster Recovery grant, please read the guidelines by clicking here to determine whether your agency or organization qualifies. Please contact Garrett Ingoglia at gingoglia@americares.org for the application forms and for any questions you may have.