Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

Disaster Relief

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(COMMUNITIES) Program Provides $100M for Economic Recovery

Agency: Commerce Dept. (Economic Development Admin., EDA); Program: Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Opportunity (Funding Opportunity Number: EDA10012008DISASTERSUPPLEMENTAL); Eligibility: Governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofits; Funding: $100 million; Deadline: Sept....

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(OCTOBER DEADLINE) Entergy Fund Aids Hurricane Victims

(Deadline: Oct. 17) The Entergy Hurricane Relief Fund, created by Entergy Corp. and the Foundation for the Mid South, will help disaster victims recover and restore their lives in the aftermath of the Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Entergy Corp. has committed $700,000 to the fund. Grants will range fr...

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(NONPROFITS) House Passes Disaster Measure That Would Up Mileage Rate

The House passes a Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 (HR 7006) that would provide targeted tax relief to businesses and families affected by the natural disasters of 2008, while also increasing the standard mileage rate for charities. The mileage measure would increase the standard rate for charitabl...

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(FUNDRAISING) Corporations Are Aiding Hurricane Efforts

Numerous corporations are providing millions of dollars for disaster relief and rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Editor's note: Nonprofits impacted by the hurricanes should take note that the following companies provided funding to local efforts, such as Red ...

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(FUNDRAISING) Red Cross Reaches Out to Public First, Congress Last

The American Red Cross is reaching out to the public and Congress to help replenish its Disaster Relief Fund, which has been hit hard by active Hurricane and wildfire seasons. On Sept. 10, the Red Cross launched a national fundraising campaign to raise an initial $100 million for the fund. Thus far...

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(SAFETY) FEMA Oversees Federal Response to Hurricane Ike

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the joint efforts of federal agencies helping the millions of Gulf Coast residents still recovering from the affects of last weekend's Hurricane Ike. President Bush and FEMA Administrator David Paulison visited the area to see how fede...

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(SAFETY) Recovery Operations Begin In Wake of Hurricane Ike

Distribution centers have been opened around Houston as the coastal regions of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana start to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which crashed ashore this weekend. The eye of the Category 2 storm roared ashore near the Galveston-Houston area early Saturday morn...

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