Disaster Relief

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, New Britain Bees Partner to Support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

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04/12/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and New Britain Bees professional baseball club will join forces on Saturday, May 19, to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria and to treat hundreds of New Britain school students and their family members from Puerto Rico displaced by last fall’s devastating storm to a night at the ballpark.

The Hartford Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant from Travelers Foundation to Meet the Needs of Individuals and Families Relocating from Puerto Rico

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03/28/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- In November 2017, the Hartford Foundation established the Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund in response to the growing needs faced by individuals and families relocating to Greater Hartford following natural disasters.

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Hartford Foundation-Sponsored Survey of Displaced Persons from Hurricanes Moving into Region is Underway

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02/27/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- The University of Connecticut’s El Instituto: Institute for Latina/o Caribbean and Latin American Studies and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College have launched a survey to better understand the long-term impact of displacement on the Greater Hartford region. Individuals can fill out the online survey in English and Spanish at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZJVpSqXabB4Zg1 or share the link with others. The survey is supported by a $47,280 grant from the Hartford Foundation. 

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Feds providing CT Schools with Money for New Students from Puerto Rico

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02/23/2018

WASHINGTON, DC -- After months of fighting over aid to last summer’s hurricane-hit communities, Congress finally approved a compromise budget bill earlier this month that will provide millions of dollars to help schools care for displaced students. The budget bill provides $8,500 for each displaced student, $9,000 for each one that is not English-speaking like Nairelys and Jason, and $10,000 for disabled students requiring special education.

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Applications for Grant Funding Now Available to Local Non-Profit Organizations Helping Victims of Hurricane Maria

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02/15/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- With the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund well on its way to $50,000 in donations, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and American Savings Foundation – which teamed together in late September to establish the fund in the wake of the devastating storm – have announced that the grant application process has been opened to non-profit organizations in the Greater New Britain area seeking assistance with relocation efforts of hurricane victims.

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Hartford Foundation Provides $200,000 To Help Hurricane Refugees Avoid Homelessness

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02/13/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- Refugee families from Puerto Rico who are dropped from the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s transitional housing program may be eligible for assistance through a $200,000 grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The foundation announced this week that it is making the award to the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, just as 37 families in the state — as of Wednesday — were expected to lose the FEMA or state aid that is supporting them at various hotels around the state, including Hartford’s Red Roof Inn.

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Hartford Foundation’s Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund Awards First Grants to Support Newly Relocated Residents from Natural Disaster Areas

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02/05/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- This month, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving approved three grants totaling $30,000 to three local agencies: Capitol Region Education Council ($10,000), Catholic Charities ($10,000), and The Salvation Army of Southern New England ($10,000). These grants will help to meet a variety of critical, basic needs (e.g., public transportation passes, housing deposits, furniture, food and clothing) to newly relocated residents from natural disaster areas.

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