Tornado Recovery Mini Grants Available

Posted By: Becca Davis News,

A deadly tornado outbreak produced catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities from the evening of December 10 to the early morning of December 11, 2021. Tornado activity occurred in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. 

Nonprofits in the affected areas that are completing long-term recovery work related to this disaster are invited to apply to the Coalition for Home Repair for funds. Resources are available for building materials and tools to assist with repairing and rebuilding homes occupied by low-income households whose needs exceed resources provided by FEMA and insurance. 

Approximately $6,500 is available in the form of mini grants. Membership in the Coalition isn't required to receive funds. Mini grants will be awarded on a rolling basis to nonprofits that meet our criteria. Apply ASAP for the greatest chance of receiving funds. Request funding now.

In September 2021, the Coalition launched a fund to assist nonprofits repairing homes in communities recovering from disasters. We were able to fund 15 disaster recovery projects in 10 states that fall. The home repair projects ranged from flood and tornado relief to ongoing recovery related to five hurricanes. We also distributed funds in the summer of 2022 for long-term flood recovery in Kentucky. We are pleased to offer a third round of funding in December 2022 to aid with the long-term recovery related to the 2021 tornadoes.

While other nonprofits provide funds for the initial disaster clean-up, the Coalition is focused on long-term disaster recovery home repair and rebuilding projects. Communities impacted by disasters can take years to recover, and we are grateful that each individual who receives assistance funded through the Coalition for Home Repair will have a safer place to call home. 

We welcome inquiries from individuals and corporations who have questions about donating to the Coalition for Home Repair’s Disaster Recovery Fund. Donate to the fund now. Contact Becca Davis, Executive Director, at becca@coalitionforhomerepair.org or 423-833-6220. 

About the Coalition 

The Coalition for Home Repair (formerly known as ReFrame) promotes the preservation of safe, healthy, affordable housing for all by supporting the work of home repair and rehabilitation partners nationwide. Coalition Members (100+ nonprofits) repaired approximately 38,000 homes for 89,000 low-income people in 38 states in the last five years. With the help of 306,000 volunteers serving 7.8 million hours, more than 71,000 projects were completed such as roof repairs, accessibility modifications, weatherization, room additions, plumbing and electrical repairs. Learn more about the Coalition’s impact and view a directory of member organizations.