Emergency Grant applications, up to $10,000, are “crisis grants” accepted for review from Bucks County, PA, non-profit human services organizations serving children, youth, and families. Applicants must have experienced unanticipated reduction in public funding or a non-reimbursable catastrophic event affecting direct delivery of services. These grants will be awarded on a case-by-case basis as determined by FCP.
Examples of Funded Emergency Grant Requests:
Severe budgetary cuts in public funding at the Federal and State level reduced the number of beds available in an emergency shelter for homeless children and families. Along with other agencies, FCP provided $10,000 temporary funding until public funding was restored.
- Federal reduction in college work-study programs reduced staffing for a child-care program in a low income neighborhood, forcing parents to quit work and withdraw their children from the program. FCP provided $10,000 temporary funding until funding was restored.
- State guidelines were changed causing “disenrollment” of participants from a transportation assistance program making it difficult or impossible for children to attend medical appointments or parents to find jobs. FCP provided $10,000 emergency funding. The agency was able to secure further funding from other sources.
- A catastrophic flood forced an agency serving teenagers with Autism to temporarily relocate or suspend services for six months. Insurance deductible is $2,500. Insurance covered most of the cost of repairs and relocation for this natural disaster. FCP paid the amount not covered by insurance.
Examples of Emergency Grant Requests not funded:
- Due to a drop-off in revenue collections, an agency must reduce or delay services. FCP denied this request because it was considered a routine business event for the organization. FCP offered “Technical Assistance” financial support for improved business practices at this agency.
- The HVAC system stopped working in the administrative offices of a large Human Services organization. FCP denied this emergency request because it did not affect direct delivery of services.
- In order to repair an aging roof for a building providing direct services, an agency must delay services or use its reserve funds. FCP denied this request because funding was available from the agency. Use of reserve funds is not considered an emergency. FCP suggested that the agency apply for a Capital Funding request in the future.
Applicants must complete a “Letter of Inquiry” online to begin the application process.
General Online Instructions: When you click on the “Access Online Application Process” button, if you are logging in for the first time, you will be asked to create an account. Once you create an account and a password, you will be able to log in using your email address and the password you created. If you have questions during the application process, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.