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Florida Humanities is committed to working with other funders across our state to support the long-term relief efforts of cultural organizations impacted by Hurricane Ian. Below is a list of current funding opportunities and recovery resources available from FEMA, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, and community foundations in the hardest hit areas of the state.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available, so check back often.

Federal Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Public Assistance Program: This funding opportunity from FEMA provides supplemental grants to state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, and certain types of private non-profits so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. Click the link below and scroll down to the “Public Assistance” heading for a list of upcoming Applicant Briefing webinars. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Request for Public Assistance (RPA) deadline has been extended to December 2, 2022.

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Small Business Administration (SBA)

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans: SBA disaster loans are now available to businesses and residents in Florida following the Hurricane Ian disaster declaration. Applicants may apply at under declaration #17644. For help, call 800-659-2955 or email [email protected].

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Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF)

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian Institution, provides relevant information and valuable links to help cultural agencies, emergency managers, and the public respond to and recover from major disasters.

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Florida Association of Museums Foundation (FAM)

Emergency Planning and Response Program: The Florida Association of Museums Foundation’s (FAMF) Emergency Planning & Response Program is the result of a partnership between FAMF, Florida Humanities and the National Endowment of the Humanities. Beginning in 2020, FAMF conducted a series of workshops to assist cultural institutions with the creation or updating of their emergency and response plans.

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Local Resources

Community Foundations:

Community foundations across Florida, particularly in the hardest hit areas of Southwest and Central Florida, have already established relief funds for their areas. Use the links below to find resources for non-profit organizations impacted by the hurricane as well as information about how to donate to a local relief fund. Please note that links will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.

West Central

The West Central Region is comprised of the following counties: Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, and Sumter.

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Givewell Foundation

Manatee Community Foundation

East Central

The East Central Region is comprised of the following counties: Brevard, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia.

Central Florida Foundation


The South Region is comprised of the following counties: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation

The Collier Community Foundation

Charlotte Community Foundation

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