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SBP Winter Storm 2021 Recovery Grant Application

Grant Overview

Thank you for your efforts to help rebuild the homes and the lives of those impacted by Winter Storm Uri. We are thrilled at the prospect of working together. 

As a long-term disaster recovery and rebuilding organization, we know well that delayed recovery can cause a real human toll, and that prompt, efficient, and predictable recovery plans fortify survivors against their breaking point. Our goal for this program is to quickly and effectively address the unmet housing needs of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors. This grant is made available to partner organizations in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma to provide funding to support the repair of homes affected by Winter Storm Uri. Training and technical assistance on the implementation of SBP’s lean, efficient rebuilding model are also available to all partner organizations. 

Our goal for this RFP is to avoid the complexities of typical RFP processes and to disburse funds to qualified organizations as quickly as possible so that they can rebuild and repair homes quickly.  The funding provided through this grant program must be directed towards immediate plumbing and home repairs related to home damage caused by Winter Storm Uri. We are open to funding nonprofit organizations that are repairing homes for the first time. Please respond and complete as best you can. 

In an effort to serve clients quickly, RFP responses will be accepted, reviewed, and awarded on a rolling basis starting on March 8th, 2021 through June 1, 2021, or, as long as funds remain available. All work funded through this grant must be complete by June 30, 2021. Partners are encouraged to apply for subsequent funding upon completion of their first round.

Grant Considerations

  • Partners may request up to $25,000 per grant request.
  • The goal for the average cost per home is $3500. 
  • In an effort to maximize impact and reach, priority will be given to partners who can match funds with funding from another source. 
  • Multiple rounds are available for all partners. Partners may submit for additional rounds upon closeout of the previous round.
  • Priority will be given to partners who are serving rural, low-income, and/or under-resourced populations.
  • Priority will be given to partners who can complete grant requirements within 60 days.
  • SBP may request and conduct routine and random audits of any organization that receives funding via this RFP.
  • If selected to receive funds, the organization takes responsibility for communicating and verifying client eligibility requirements for any cases referred from other case management organizations. 
  • Please direct any questions to Marly Maskill at

Reporting Requirements

If selected for funding your organization agrees to supply SBP with a monthly progress report and final grant report (reporting form will be provided by SBP) including but not limited to:  

  • Number repairs complete to date
  • Number of repairs in progress
  • Number of homes in the queue/waitlist 
  • Report of funds applied to each home 
  • Balance of funds remaining 
  • Project/program timelines and forecasts
  • Project/program actual performance to date 
  • Client impact story structured in a provided template