Florida Disaster Fund Grant Opportunities

Florida Disaster Fund

The Florida Disaster Fund provides grant opportunities to qualifying organizations meeting disaster-caused needs in Florida with a focus on support for disaster response and long-term recovery activities.

Current Grant Opportunities:

Volunteer Florida Foundation will be accepting applications for:

Hurricane Irma: specific to Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Union, and Volusia counties.

To Submit a Proposal:

Volunteer Florida Foundation requires that proposals be submitted through an online system called Blackbaud that can be found here.  The application will be available on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Proposals must be submitted through the Blackbaud system no later than Monday, November 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  Proposals submitted after this deadline or by any other means will not be considered for funding.

Download Proposal Instructions here.

Points of Contact:

Katie Troncoso
Grants and Contracts Manager
Volunteer Florida
Telephone: (850) 414-7400 (ext 120)
Email: katie@volunteerflorida.org

Christy Rojas
Emergency Management Director
Volunteer Florida
Telephone: (850) 414-7400 (ext 106)
Email: christy@volunteerflorida.org

Application Technical Assistance: (all time are in Eastern Standard Time)

An Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be conducted on October 27, 2021 at 10:00 am.  Please register here.

Budget Technical Assistance:

A Budget Technical Assistance Webinar will be conducted on November 4, 2021 at 10:00 am.  Please register here.

Anticipated Timeline (dates are subject to change):

  • Application Open: October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am
  • Technical Assistance Webinar: October 27, 2021 at 10:00 am
  • Budget Assistance Webinar: November 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
  • Application Closes: November 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm
  • Award Announcement: December 17, 2021 by 5:00 pm
  • Budget Clarification Period: December 20, 2021 – January 7, 2022
  • Anticipated Contract Period: January 17, 2022 – January 17, 2023

Helpful Documents:

Download a list of past funded projects here.

Download the Florida Disaster Fund Budget Template Worksheet here.

Download the Florida Disaster Fund FAQs here.

Download the W9 here.

Download the Volunteer Florida Foundation EFT here.

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