The Broadcasters Foundation of America is providing emergency grants to broadcasters whose lives and property have been severely damaged by the floods in Louisiana and the wildfires in California. The Emergency and Disaster Grant Program features a short vetting process to get the money to victims within a week. Chairman Dan Mason said, “It’s imperative that we get these emergency funds into the hands of broadcasters within days. The Broadcasters Foundation has a track record of moving quickly and nimbly in emergencies, while thoroughly screening the abridged applications for need.”
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Foundation awarded $250,000 in one-time emergency grants of $1,000 each to 250 broadcasters. The Foundation also helped people following the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, and Hurricane Sandy in the New York area.
To be considered for the Broadcasters Foundation Emergency and Disaster Emergency Grant Program, applicants must have worked in radio or television broadcasting and be facing extreme financial hardship due to a natural or environmental disaster.