Evacuteer.org brings together a New Orleans community that is generous with its time and abilities to help those who cannot evacuate the city during an emergency event without assistance. Based on experience in organizing evacuation assistance, it has become clear that we must strengthen our relationships with partner groups who provide volunteers for evacuation processes. Evacuteer.org has also learned that many non-profits and citizen groups are insufficiently prepared for an evacuation. Ultimately, evacuteer.org wants partner groups to realize the benefits of committing to volunteerism including financial assistance with volunteer training and emergency preparedness planning. Evacuteer.org envisions a city that efficiently and safely implements evacuation and recovery processes that result in the least amount of emotional and economic sacrifice possible.
INVITATION TO APPLY
Evacuteer.org invites nonprofit organizations and citizen groups to apply for grant assistance to support evacuation volunteer involvement. Volunteering with evacuteer.org during a mandatory evacuation event offers three major benefits. One, and most importantly, you are provided with an organized and well-planned way to give time to people in our community who need it, when they need it most. Two, you receive emergency and evacuation training to make your entity and employees/ volunteers prepared to evacuate and recover in response to emergency events. Three, upon completion of evacuation and staff/ volunteer readiness training, organizations are eligible to receive financial support.
Evacuteer.org looks forward to receiving your application. Our partnerships with organized citizenry like you make us all stronger.
WHO MAY APPLY
In order to be eligible for grant assistance from Evacuteer.org you must be able to answer yes to all of the questions that follow.
Grants are not made to for-profit entities or private foundations described in Section 509a of the Internal Revenue Code. These entities are invited to participate in the volunteer program without stipends, and may receive emergency preparedness training on a fee for service basis.
USE OF FUNDS
Grants are only awarded as stipends for participation in Evacuteer.org’s volunteer training, drills, and activation programs. Funds will cover volunteer time for training at $20 per hour per person, and if applicable, 20% of total award for overhead related to evacuteer.org programming involvement. Payment will occur:
Once training is complete, your organization will be listed on our website at evacuteer.org as a committed partner of that year. Completing the year with a full award also places your organization as a ‘preferred partner’ for future funding, as volunteers are re-certified annually. Award amounts will depend upon information provided in the application. Funding requests for any other programming, capital projects, or general operating will not be supported.
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND CONTACTS
Evacuteer.org accepts grant applications November 1 through July 31 of each year.
To be accepted, grant applications must be received on or before July 31.
Questions regarding application eligibility or content may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO APPLY
You may complete the application below. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email email@example.com. Please keep responses brief, yet informative. Hand-delivered, snail mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Thank you for your application.