CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2012 – In support of dentists affected by the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the ADA Foundation ADAF has launched a new Emergency Disaster Assistance Grant to complement its existing Disaster Assistance Grants Program.
The ADAF has also begun a national fundraising campaign in support of both types of grants.Designed to provide more immediate support of up to $1,000 to dentists in need of emergency food, water, clothing, shelter and counseling, the Emergency Disaster Assistance Grants may be requested with a simple application form submitted directly to the ADA Foundation.
The application is available at www.adafoundation.org.
In addition to this new Emergency Grant program, the ADAF’s existing Disaster Assistance Grants Program provides grants up to $5,000 to dentists who have lost property in a declared disaster, and to organizations that can provide emergency dental care in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
These grants require the demonstration of financial need, as well as information about insurance coverage and payments made to the applicant. The deadline to submit these applications is 60 days after the declared disaster.