Grant opportunity for VOADs working on Florence relief

Notice of Funds Available:
State Grants for Volunteer or Voluntary Nonprofit Agencies or Organizations Active or Assisting in or with Disasters

The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management is pleased to announce the creation of a new program to assist Volunteer or Voluntary Nonprofit Agencies or Organizations Active or Assisting in or with Disasters in providing services to disaster survivors adversely affected by Hurricane Florence.

State Grants for Volunteer or Voluntary Nonprofit Agencies or Organizations Active or Assisting in or with Disasters (VOADs)
North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) will be awarding grants up to $500,000 to eligible VOADs for assistance to provide shelters, housing repairs, and other emergency and disaster recovery services.

Purpose
In response to Hurricane Florence’s impact on communities, the North Carolina General Assembly established a fund of $2,000,000 to provide assistance to volunteer nonprofit organizations. The funds are to provide financial assistance to volunteer nonprofit organizations that provide shelters, housing repairs, and other emergency and disaster recovery services.

Authorizing Appropriation for Program
Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund, Session Law 2018-136 and the N.C. Senate Committee on Appropriations/Base Budget and N.C. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Committee Report on Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund for Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 3 (Committee Report) dated October 15, 2018 as referenced in Section 6.1 of the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act of 2018 (S.L. 2018-136).

Eligibility
This grant program is open to VOADs that provide shelter, housing repairs, and other emergency and disaster recovery services as a result of Hurricane Florence (DR-4393).  In order to be considered for a grant award, eligible VOADs must complete and submit an application. The application deadline is Monday, May 20, 2019 by 2:00 pm.

Priorities
In developing the application the potential recipients should demonstrate, and provide a detailed application on how their VOAD program provides services in the following areas:

  • Shelters
  • Housing repairs
  • Emergency services
  • Disaster recovery services

Award Criteria
NCEM will evaluate all grant submissions and award based on the following criteria:

  • Verification of Nonprofit Status of the applicant’s organization
  • Submission of Project Narrative, Goals & Objectives
  • Submission of Detailed Budget

PROJECT SCORING AND REVIEW

Applications that meet the basic minimum requirements will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Statement of the Problem   5 points
Project Narrative, Description and Implementation Plan 25 points
Strength of Goals, Objectives and Measurements 10 points
Timeline   10 points
Budget and Budget Narrative 20 points
MOUs and Demonstrated Partnerships 5 points
Organizational Capacity and Sustainability Plan 10 points
Potential for Positive Impact    15 points

Associated Deadlines

  1. Application Deadline: NCEM will be accepting applications until Monday, May 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
  2. NCEM Notice of Grant Award Deadline: Mid-August 2019
  3. Period of Performance: 3 years from the Notice of Award.
  4. Quarterly Progress Reports due to NCEM Staff: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, and 31 December.
  5. Final report due: Once all grant funds are expended or 30 June 2022, whichever date comes first.

Application Submission

Eligible VOADs are encouraged to apply for the State Grants for Volunteer or Voluntary Nonprofit Agencies or Organizations Active in or with Disasters by returning the completed application form and required supporting documentation to NCEMGrants1@ncdps.gov.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS and REQUIRED FORMS

Funding Announcement and Request For Proposals

Application Cover Page

Grant Conditions - Installment basis 

Grant Conditions - Reimbursement basis

Notice of Reporting and Audit Requirements

Status Report and Reimbursemant Request

Substitute W-9 Form

Vendor Electronic Payment Form

Tax Certification Form