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SBP Hurricane Ida 2021 Recovery Program Application

Grant Overview

Thank you for helping to rebuild the homes and lives of those impacted by Hurricane Ida. SBP is offering grants of up to $150,000 to nonprofit partners for recovery or rebuilding services for residents impacted by Hurricane Ida. 

A prompt, efficient, and predictable recovery can fortify survivors against reaching their breaking point. The goal of this program is to provide grants to nonprofit partners to address the unmet housing needs of our most vulnerable neighbors and communities in a timely and efficient manner. Funding awarded through this grant program must address unmet housing needs caused by Ida that fall into one of these categories:

1. Response efforts such as debris removal, mucking/gutting. mold remediation; 
2. Rebuilding services such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, drywall, windows, flooring, doors, trim, etc. 

Building on 15 years of recovery and rebuilding experience, SBP is eager to share resources and best practices and to learn from our partners so that together we shrink the time between disaster and recovery. SBP provides technical training on topics like disaster case management, construction, and mold remediation.  SBP recruits, hires, and trains AmeriCorps members and embeds them with partners. 

Nonprofit organizations that are repairing homes for the first time are welcome and encouraged to apply. If you have questions or need assistance completing this application, please contact Angela Calabro at

Our aim is to reduce the complexities and burdensome reporting requirements so that your team has more time to support clients and rebuild homes. RFP responses will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis from October 19, 2021, through October 29th, 2021, or, as long as funds remain available. Funding will be wired to grantees within 7 days of receiving the grantee’s signed award letter. All work funded through this grant must be completed by April 30th, 2022. Partners are encouraged to apply for additional funding upon completion of their first round.


Grant Considerations

  • In an effort to maximize impact and reach, priority will be given to partners who can match the grant with funding from another source(s).  
  • Multiple funding rounds are available. Partners may submit for additional funding upon completion of the previous round. SBP will consider higher funding requests if the grantee was able to successfully met/exceeded the requirements of the prior round. 
  • Priority will be given to partners who are serving rural, low-income, and/or under-resourced homeowners and communities. 
  • Priority will be given to partners who can complete initial grant requirements within 60 days.
  • SBP may request site visits with grantees to inspect completed homes, interview clients, and talk to the organization's team members. 
  • Grantees take responsibility for communicating and verifying client eligibility including cases referred from other case management organizations. 
  • Please direct any questions to Angela Calabro 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 of homes completed, in progress, and in the queue/waitlist
  • Funds spent on each home
  • Balance of funds remaining
  • Project/program forecast 
  • Story of a client supported by this funding request
  • Any challenges or barriers your organization faces 
  • In-person site visits by SBP team member