The Broadcasters Foundation of America is preparing for an influx of emergency grant applications in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Broadcasters whose personal lives or property are affected by Hurricane Florence are encouraged to find out if they quality for an emergency grant.
The Broadcasters Foundation Emergency Grant Relief Program provides an expedited application process that is streamlined to deliver emergency funds as quickly as possible to qualifying individuals who work (or have worked) in broadcasting. Emergency grants are based on financial need. This year, the Broadcasters Foundation Board of Directors elected to double the maximum amount of an individual emergency grant from $1,000 to $2,000. This increase is particularly significant when considering that last year more than $300,000 was awarded to individual victims of a rash of disasters that included Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as wildfires and floods.