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SOLANO DISASTER RELIEF FUND

Established: Oct 13, 2017

The 2021 Disaster Relief Grant Cycle is now open.

SCF is accepting funding requests through June 30, 2021, or until grant monies are depleted. Qualified 501(c)(3) charitable and faith-based organizations serving Solano residents are eligible to apply.  The Solano Disaster Relief Fund was established to help nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations provide direct services to individuals and families affected by disasters.

Funding is available for grant awards up to $50,000 each to support the recovery-rebuilding phase as resources allow. Grants awarded will support the direct relief efforts of nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations providing services and resources to those in need.  SCF will prioritize requests that reach marginalized popultions and those in underserved communities.  SCF does not make grants directly to individuals and families.

Since 2017 Northern California has experienced widespread wildfires that have impacted individuals and families, damaged homes and structures, and caused displacements.  In 2020 dozens of counties and hundreds of thousands of residents were impacted by the early wildfires.  Solano County was already experiencing the socioeconomic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic when the LNU Lightning Complex fires compounded the devastation.  Due to the dry winter we just experienced, it is logical to assume that 2021 fires are not an 'if' it is a matter of 'when' they will occur.  The time to prepare is now.  

TO REQUEST A GRANT

Only one application per organization will be funded at a time.  A subsequent grant may be awarded if the need continues and funding exists.  A subsequent grant may be awarded if the need continues and funding exists.  There are two funding areas identified:

          Urgent Needs.  Requestors may apply for grants to provide relief and recovery support to meet the most urgent needs of those impacted (i.e., food,clothing, temporary shelter, counseling, and emergency medical needs).

          Disater Preparedness.  Limited funding is also available to support organizational disaster preparedness and planning efforts.  These grants are for those agencies that must provide 'first response' in time of disaster, or those organizations that provide continued or ongoing support to those residents impacted directly by the disaster (i.e., case management, healthcare, transportation, mental healthsupport, employment and training). 

To request funding, first read the SDRF Eligibility & Application Instructions document below.  Download and save the blank application--this will allow you to sign the request digitally.  Submit your completed SDRF Grant Application Form to Ms. Valerie Rogers, SCF Grants & Programs Manager.  

     2021 SDRF Eligibility & Application Instructions

     2021 SDRF Grant Application Form

GRANTEE REPORT FORM

For all grantees who received a SDRF grant in 2020, your Grantee Report is due by April 30, 2021.  Use the link below to access the report form. For grantees who receive a SDRF grant in 2021, your Grantee Report is due September 30, 2021, or when all grant monies have been spent, whichever occurs first.  Download, complete and return the fill-in-the-blank report form below to grants@solanocf.org.

     SCF Grantee Final Report Form

     SCF Media Release Form

 

Visit the website, RESPONSE.CA.GOV - it combines emergency response, recovery and resilience information into a single place for easy access by users. It is a one-stop portal that includes local and state resources, health services, shelters and housing, preparedness information, and more. 

 

The Solano Disaster Relief Fund was established to support relief and recovery efforts for those affected by fire disasters in Solano County.  Grants from this Fund will help partnering organizations provide direct services, resources, and financial assistance to individuals and families in their communities.  Please consider making a donation to the Solano Disaster Relief Fund.  Our communities need your support on a year-round basis to help in ongoing relief and recovery efforts.

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