APA Foundation Opens Disaster Recovery RFP

The APA Foundation is honored to release its first Disaster Recovery Request for Proposals (RFP). Contributions from you—APA members across the country—have been matched by the APA Foundation, doubling the funds available through this RFP. Thank you for your investment in our community assistance recovery efforts, which help economically challenged and disaster-devastated communities affected by hazards such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires.

Planners in communities affected by 2017 disasters are invited to apply for grants to assist their community recovery efforts. The following activities qualify for distribution of APA Foundation Community Assistance Funds to support planners in communities declared by FEMA as disasters, and affected by the 2017 hurricanes and disasters:

  • Travel and professional expenses for APA Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPAT) or similar programs in affected communities.
  • Expenses for planners in affected communities to attend disaster-focused planning educational events (training, workshops, symposium).
  • Expenses for disaster mitigation training offered by chapters and divisions in affected communities.
  • Knowledge-building programs and/or campaigns that advance local/regional resiliency through planning and design partnerships (e.g., Dutch Dialogues for Katrina).

Please review the Disaster Recovery RFP information page for more details about eligibility and requirements. Please submit application materials to Foundation@planning.org.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, June 18, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.