Disaster Relief Equipment & Supplies Replacement Grant Opportunity

Announcement of a grant opportunity: Replacement of Equipment and Supplies used in Hurricane Dorian.

Purpose: The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that were involved in the relief and recovery operations after Hurricane Dorian. These organizations may apply for funding to replace equipment and supplies used in operations following Hurricane Dorian. This grant is funded by the American Red Cross.

How to Apply: Organizations may apply by sending an email to Bob Muller, Disaster Relief Coordinator at bob@obcf.org. The email or attached documents should explain the organization’s activities during Hurricane Dorian, the amount requested, and the equipment to be purchased with the grant. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm Thursday, July 8, 2021.

Eligible Organizations: Any nonprofit organization serving the Outer Banks is eligible to apply — including those organizations that have an active Community Enrichment or Rapid Response Grant with the Community Foundation. Local organizations may be given priority for funding.

Schools and government agencies may be eligible to apply, if it is demonstrated that financial support is not available from other sources.

Churches and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for projects assisting the wider community (i.e., not just members of their own faith or congregation), and if their outreach does not include the promotion of religious beliefs.

Eligible Projects and Grant Expenses: Grants will be awarded for the purchase of supplies and equipment that replace supplies and equipment used during Hurricane Dorian. Examples of eligible items include gloves, rubber boots, PPE, cleaning buckets, bleach, wet/dry shop vac, step ladders, shovels, sledge hammers, crow bars and other necessary equipment and supplies.

Operating, overhead, and indirect costs are not eligible for grant funding.

Grants will be paid on a reimbursement basis for actual costs incurred. Grant expenses must be substantiated by third-party documentation (e.g., receipts, statements, invoices). These documents should be generated from your vendor, not from your organization.

The Community Foundation does not reimburse for sales tax. Sales tax refunds must be requested from the NC Dept. of Revenue.

Funding decisions will be made by Thursday, July 15, 2021. Requests for reimbursements must be received by Friday, August 20, 2021.

Additional Information: If you have questions or want more information please call or email Bob Muller, Disaster Relief Coordinator, at bob@obcf.org or 252-207-5287.