The National Head Start Association (NHSA) Disaster Relief Fund is used to assist NHSA member Head Start and Early Head Start programs and their staff and families who become victims of natural disasters. We define a natural disaster as the following: a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage.
The fund provides the following:
Total program request including assistance to program and staff/parents not to exceed $5,000
A request for assistance should not already be covered by other assistance such as FEMA, building, automobile, or medical insurance, etc. Examples of acceptable need include (but are not limited to):
Head Start program seeking NHSA disaster relief funds must be a current Program Member of the NHSA. Applications must be submitted by the director of the Head Start/Early Head Start program seeking assistance for itself, staff or parents. The Head Start Director must be responsible for ensuring the following:
To apply for disaster relief, please download and complete the following forms and send them to Joel C. Saldaña, Jr., at firstname.lastname@example.org