Disaster Recovery Resources
If you’ve been affected by a natural disaster, we hope you’ll find helpful the resources described below.
Grants to Support Disaster Recovery Projects
Over the last few years, hurricanes have caused damage to communities across North Carolina that will be recovering for years to come. CCPS encourages students, staff and faculty to continue exploring ways to assist in these recovery efforts.
CCPS manages a Disaster Relief Fund to support hurricane recovery efforts in North Carolina. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to enable public service efforts by UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff and faculty. For the Request for Proposals (RFP), go to the CCPS application portal. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Center encourages members of the Carolina community to think creatively about how you can contribute your resources and expertise to assist in disaster recovery. All projects should be conducted with a community partner and address a stated need of the community. The Center encourages projects that have an academic connection.
Students and student organizations must work with a faculty or staff advisor who will be asked to submit a statement of support during the application process. All proposals should be in direct response to the impact of the hurricane. Beginning April 29, 2019, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We will review project grants quarterly at the following deadlines: May 31, Aug. 30, Dec. 5 and Feb. 28. Applicants will be notified within two to three weeks of submission. For questions, email Kate Palmer or call 919-843-6616.
Additional Disaster Relief and Recovery Resources
- NC Emergency Management – FEMA, State guidance documents
- Volunteer NC — Disaster Assistance
- Legal Aid Disaster Relief Handbook
- Disaster Ready Agencies – partners of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
- Healthcare Ready
- North Carolina Department of Public Safety
- North Carolina Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program Application – for more information or to find a program office, click here
- Environmental Health Resources – The Carolina Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility compiled a list of resources, including moisture and mold cleanup, safe drinking water, child care needs and more.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Services
- North Carolina Nonprofits Resources List
- Employee Relief Funds – For companies wanting to provide funding support for their employees during disasters, E4E relief is available to help organizations set up Employee Relief Funds.
- Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) – CGBI has a resource kit supporting emergency nutrition for pregnant individuals and families caring for infants (under 2 years) in a local emergency. Additionally, CGBI can provide training and assistance to organizations interested in strengthening their preparedness planning, response and recovery support in this area.
- National Center for Disaster Preparedness in partnership with Save the Children and Glaxo Smith Kline – a Resilient Children/Resilient Communities toolbox
- A guide on Home Repair Grants