UWCNM's Emergency Fund supports two types of emergency grant requests:
- For community-wide emergencies, such as local natural disasters or large-scale fires, agencies that provide essential services to affected areas and people may request funding support to assist with relief efforts.
- For agencies currently receiving a UWCNM Community Fund grant that experience an unexpected capital emergency that threatens the agency’s ability to deliver core services, especially the program funded by UWCNM, such as roof collapse, HVAC failure, plumbing/electrical, fire/water damage.
In neither case is an emergency a loss of grant or other expected or prospective funding. Agencies may request no more than $10,000 per fiscal year.
If an agency receives an insurance settlement that covers the emergency repair or replacement or receives donations or grants that cover the cost of the emergency repair or replacement, the agency should return the Emergency Fund grant award to UWCNM.
Once the emergency situation has passed or otherwise been resolved, the agency must send a final report to UWCNM's Vice President of Community Impact. The report should be no more than one page and include exactly how the grant funds were used, the number of people served (if appropriate), how the emergency situation was resolved, any related future plans and details about the reimbursement of the grant funds.