New York Life Insurance Company and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities have launched a new grant program to support children, adults, families, and communities experiencing trauma resulting from natural disaster or community-wide tragedy.
The program, Building Resilience in the Face of Disaster, will fund and administer efforts among nonprofit community-based organizations providing long-term trauma and grief support to those in geographic areas impacted by major weather disasters in 2017 including Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma, and the California wildfires and significant human-made tragedies that have occurred in the last year and a half including Las Vegas; Sutherland Springs, Texas; and Parkland, Florida.
Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to successfully and effectively implement the grant program and have experience with trauma-informed care and/or grief services and support. Each successful grantee will receive awards of up to $50,000, and a total of $750,000 in support will be awarded.
July 13 is the deadline to submit proposals.
Direct questions to Jennifer Jones, director of the Change in Mind Institute, at 414-335-0621.