Disaster relief for nonprofits
Congress has recognized the public value of performing arts organizations by addressing a significant inequity in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief policy. A provision approved by Congress in October, 2006 adds nonprofit performing arts facilities to the list of organizations eligible for future FEMA disaster relief assistance. The League, together with a number of other national arts organizations, has worked with Congress and federal agencies to ensure that arts organizations in communities affected by disaster have improved access to federal relief.
Plan ahead and have the proper documentation in order - namely, if your orchestra rents a facility, you'll need to show language from your rental agreement that spells out that your orchestra is responsible for repairs. Advanced preparation is essential to navigating a natural disaster! Find more information below.
- NEA Guide to Hurricane Sandy Relief Resources
- FEMA to Hold Forum for Cultural Community in NJ on 12/15/12
- FEMA Issues Policy Regarding Performing Arts Eligibility
- Guide to Navigating FEMA and SBA Aid
- Before and After Disasters: Federal Funding for Cultural Institutions
RESOURCES ON ACTS ON VIOLENCE
- ArtsReady, providing resources on response, recovery, and readiness
- ArtsReady's page with resources related to acts of violence